Screaming Females‘ Marissa Paternoster has announced a new EP under her Noun moniker. It’s titled In the Shade, and it’s due out this summer via State Champion. Paternoster has also previewed the record with the title track, which arrives with an accompanying video directed by Dawn Riddle. Check it out below.
“Marissa asked me to make this video with only this guidance: Do whatever you want,” Riddle said in a statement to Rolling Stone. “And obviously, like most of us, what I want is to see a lifesize Bart Simpson going through his quotidian existence. So here we see Bart, filled with bad boy energy, stifled by Springfield’s suburban confines. He longs to be in the thick of the action, to grind bigger and better curbs, to feed his shorts to the world. But alas, he is still just a kid.”
She added: “The video follows his day, from solitary malaise, to hopeful kickdancing, to reflection both external and internal. As we watch the video we realize that we have all been Bart at some point in our lives. And understand that eventually we shall be Bart again. Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. Bart to Bart. Amen.”
In the Shade was co-produced by Paternoster and Eric Bennett and recorded at Lakehouse Studio in Asbury Park. It features vocals from Shanna Polley on one track, as well as drums by Angie Boylan (Sleater-Kinney, Aye Nako).