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has anyone else heard this? i like what i am hearing.
"If 2005’s Shallow was Pissed Jeans coping with moving out of their parents’ homes, and 2007’s Hope for Men their initial reaction to the mechanical lifestyle of a wage-earner, King of Jeans is their formal and uneasy acceptance of adulthood. The age gap between the members of Pissed Jeans and high school girls is no longer something to be overlooked—-they hoped for men, and sometimes you get what you wish for. Backs get sore easier and stay sore longer, record collections have reached their breaking point or have been sold entirely, and procreating is becoming a more pressing issue. What are you supposed to do when you are unable to break out of the standard, middle-class American life cycle that you never really wanted but don’t have the energy to subvert? When you are forced to understand that it’s all madness but know fully well that someone will have to take care of our aging parents? Well, Pissed Jeans went ahead and made one hell of a rock record…"
rushing home. Cranking it up.
siked on this new record.
I have to wait until midnight to listen to this
Balls out shit! Loving it. The drumming is heavy. Can;t wait for the LP!
and is on the new free Sub Pop compilation:
brilliant brilliant fun guitars and drums. Oh man, it's reckless and insanely good.
I was not disappointed.
the production is really clean, but it doesn't ruin them. I mean, Hope for Men sounded like it was recorded in a tin can, which was part of the charm. But the better production just shoves more grunt behind their sound. Praying the rest of the album is as good
And with my Shellac/Jesus Lizard etc etc leanings everyone told me I would LOVE it.
Do you think I could be converted by the new stuff or is it likely to leave me cold if I found myself throwing shoes at my speakers half-way into that 'people person' song?
I don't know. There's more to Pissed Jeans than the JL or Shellac - they ain't ripoff merchants entirely. What I will say is the new track is the best produced they've done so far, and it sounds really gnarled and heavy and chunky - big riff. So maybe, 'suck it and see'?
The more I listen the more it sounds like some fake-ass bushi. Like the lead singer's voice/persona is so put on I cannae relate to it
That's part of the joy. They're a Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde band, it's about being a crazed rockstar on stage and a working stiff by day.
You can reply to mug but not me^?
I dunno if you will like this much, it doesn't sound too different to Hope For Men.
but I dunno. There are people doing that stuff who sound like they really mean it and have better lyrics and stuff. idk
make me wanna destroy.
cool. yeah, so after numerous listens, i will now brand this track 'awesome'.
ermm...if you listen to hope for men..the production actually is pretty spot on....the guitar is pretty punchy throughout and that is no accident
i wasn't overly fussed with their debut, but live they were incredible. It was like when Icarus Line first came aruond. I couldn't handle too much of it on record due to it being too close to David Yow wannabe's (without sounding harsh! the world does need more front men like this! im through with pussies!) but live, its always good!
i'll give this a burn tonight...