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"...they're like being run over by a train carrying the kinks, Jet and The Hives. They're loud, they're fast and they possess a lot of power."

To read the rest of the review, visit
http://www.riftmagazine.com/currentissue/feature.cfm?recordID=90 - Rift Magazine


The Screens charted #11 on CMJ's top 20 college radio adds for the week July 20th.

The self-released EP is charted #79 in the CMJ top 200...after the third week! - CMJ


The Screens will be playing a showcase at NXNE on June 8th, 2006 in Toronto. - NXNE


The Screens' self-titled 3-song EP starts with a riff ripped straight out of Jimmy Page's dog-eared playbook, the song, "Honey," quickly careening into a fractured rocker that cries out for Robert Plant vocals. Falling somewhere between 70s-styled cock-rock and 80s-era indie rock (think Replacements) with power-blues overtones, the song kicks serious ass. The aural assault doesn't end there, kiddies! "Fluorescent" essentially mixes British Invasion roots with punk ferocity and attitude, a couple of Matt Westby's hotshot guitar solos fueling the madness and driving the song to greater heights. "$2 Haze" reminds me of Sweet, or maybe the Electric Prunes, bassist Shane Kramer and drummer Erik Siljander providing a bedrock groove for Westby's six-string pyrotechnics and faux-Brit vocals. Altogether, these three tunes serve to wet the listener's appetite for more from the Minneapolis trio. Mixing vintage garage rock with punkish roots and elements of psychedelica into a heady brew of their own creation, the Screens are perhaps the best unsigned band in America right now. This is the kind of no-frills rock & roll that Bomp! Records founder Greg Shaw practically invented (or at least nurtured), the Screens delivering a potent musical elixir to chase away those corporate-rock blues.

http://www.mondogordo.com/play363.html - Mondo Gordo.com


The Screens were featured on Adult Swim Viewer Music Project.
- Adult Swim


"Best thing I've heard on this site. Sounds like you were actually influenced to write good music, not just copying another act. Full of energy. Great vocals."

"The production is tight and you hit your genre on the nose. You guys are pros."

"Great tune, Just a fun rock song right out of the gate. Really enjoyed the vocals on this tune. Good song all around, I'll be adding these guys to my collection."

"A real rocking party sound. Go on."

"You have truly developed an excellent writing style."

"Quentin Tarantino may want this for a soundtrack."

"EVERYTHING about this song rocks."

"This song is energetic and fun! Something you can definitely dance to. Sounds like a mix between Jet and Rocket from the Crypt. I dig it! Awesome job guys!" - Garageband.com


If you know italian, let us know what this means.

http://www.iyezine.com/rec/recensioni12/recensioni12.htm

THE SCREENS - THE SCREENS (Honey Fluorescent Records)
L’ omonimo E.P. in questione, a dire la verità, non ha nulla di particolarmente originale e può far pensare che i tre giovanotti provenienti da Minneapolis, che si celano dietro il nome di The Screens, stiano semplicemente tentando di cogliere al volo il revival rock’ n’ roll che sta letteralmente sommergendo il pianeta però i brani proposti funzionano, eccome.
Già perché denotano un’ attitudine che perfino ai tanto blasonati Libertines, a parer mio, manca.
Per quanto infatti la band libertina ben più famosa dei nostri riesca mostrare il rock’ n’ roll in tutto il suo virile approccio bohemien, a tratti risulta carente nei contenuti.
Seppur composto da sole tre tracce, il lavoro preso in considerazione riesce a descrivere e ribadire se fosse ancora necessario, come con tre accordi, batteria quadrata e basso incalzante, si possa assemblare un buon prodotto, godibile e perfino amabile, come nel caso della seconda e terza traccia, dove si posso osservare le caratteristiche più positive del gruppo: spigliatezza, grinta e allo stesso tempo pulizia cromatica nella voce di Matt, che a tratti richiama quella di Robert Turner dei Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, con la peculiarità di essere meno stridente e più accattivante.
E poi, senza tanti giri di parole, i pezzi fanno ballare.
Anzi, come si può leggere nella biografia a me pervenuta: “… The sound will shake your ass…”.
Chi l’ ha scritta aveva ragione. www.thescreensrock.com

dolorian gray - Italian In Your Eyes Ezine


Discography

The Self-tittled EP includes:
"Honey", "Fluorescent" and "$2 haze."

"Friends With Benefits"
CD Benefit Compilation includes:
"Soul Sister"

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Bio

Exclusive bump on [Adult Swim] programing block Feb. 27-March 7, 2006!

Charted number 11 on CMJ's top 20 college radio adds for the week July 20th, 2004, and landed at 179. Climbed to number 79 on CMJ's top 200 after 3 weeks with a self-released EP and remained on the radar of the charts for more than 10 weeks.

"Mixing vintage garage rock with punkish roots and elements of psychedelica into a heady brew of their own creation, the Screens are perhaps the best unsigned band in America right now. This is the kind of no-frills rock & roll that Bomp! Records founder Greg Shaw practically invented (or at least nurtured), the Screens delivering a potent musical elixir to chase away those corporate-rock blues." MONDOGORDO.COM - ALT CULTURE GUIDE, JAN.05

“…they’re like being run over by a train carrying The Kinks, Jet and The Hives. They’re loud, they’re fast, and they possess a lot of power.” RIFT MAGAZINE DECEMBER, 2004

“I can't tell you how special it is to have a 3-song EP from a first time, self-released band this high [on the CMJ charts]. It says something about how good the music is.” JERRY STELLER, VITRIOL RADIO PROMOTION

"The Screens [are] the first 'unsigned' band in years [i] really [have] any belief in." MIHKEL RAUD, BEATWIRE.COM