In an alternate universe people in USA mirror world with better taste in music, Pissed Jeans call to disarm "I don't bother" wouldn't resonate with this generation the way "Nevermind" did with their parents. Though even in that alternate Earth, Pissed Jeans lack of seriousness? More like self-importance would hurt them.
Until this imaginary generation got to see them on stage, where, with the exception of Titus Andronicus, they are the greatest rock and roll band in the world bar none. And lead singer Matt Korvett, who looks like a cross between that kid who kills himself at the begriming of "The Sixth Sense" and an unshaven Dan McGee bangs around between snarky, stupid and serious.
February 2012's set at LPR, the penultimate band in an hours long conga line of superior Hardcore, blew everybody else away. It was vastly superior to the Fucked Up concert I would catch at the same venue a couple of weeks later. And really, you always have to prove it on stage but when it comes to punk you really really have to be able to close the barn door on your way out.
Pissed Jeans have been at it since 2004 and so they have what time gives you: assurance and tightness. And they have something else, a follow up to the awesome King Of Jeans, Honey, coming up and a gig at the 550 SRO Bowery Ballroom on April 13th, 2013.For years, PJ tried to hide from the limelight, like a Hardcore Belle And Sebastian they played maybe 4 gigs in six years or something but they re too good for obscurity and despite their low key we're living here in Allentown vibe, people keep on flipping out over them. Plus? You can't record for Sub Pop are please communism.
Plus, they can get too artsy over a record but always slam it on stage.
This is a big concert and you should try and see Pissed Jeans, whatever Earth you live on.
a whiny piece of crap
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the same mix of local orchestras and the biggest Who hits
The song wakes up with alluring guitars
weaving a fairy tale for us to get lost in
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – July 1973 (Volume 5, Number 2)
“I don’t consider David (Bowie) to be even remotely big enough to be any competition.”
an old school New York feel
oedipal vulnerable and blue collar visceral
An emotional song with Miya’s acrobatic and vulnerable vocals
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – May 1973 (Volume 4, Number 12)
From Robert Johnson to the Ramones – what a life!