Photo by Christopher Patrick Ernst
…Being a power trio, the Screaming Females need to make the most out of every sound they produce and Albini’s mix on Live at the Hideout allows each member to shine while still maintaining the endorphin-producing overall effect of the band onstage. Mike “King” Mike’s bass is the biggest winner on the album’s mix as Albini knows when let it it’s fuzzy dominance shine through and when to let it sync with Jarrett Dougherty’s drums as Paternoster takes the lead. Speaking of the band’s sole female, as always, she manages to steal the show with a mixture of guitar and vocal acrobatics that, at times seem impossible for one person to produce by themselves…
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