Pissed Jeans
King of Jeans


4.0
excellent

Review

by pixiesfanyo USER (118 Reviews)
August 18th, 2009 | 38 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Pissed Jeans clean themselves up.

Pissed Jeans established themselves as a great throwback to the late '80s and early '90s with their two previous releases. 'King of Jeans' continues this same trend while at the same time expanding the palette of a band clearly indebted to others. Part of this comes from the continual progression of guitarist Bradley Fry. The sound of Pissed Jeans is anchored by a very lively rhythm section and vocalist Matt Korvette's performance. Fry on the other hand seems to prefer to embellish the group's sound rather than drive it which really has come to fruition on 'King of Jeans'. Guitar solos echoing No Trend, the building of distortion throughout 'Spent' Pissed Jeans have seemingly embraced the aspects of traditional rock and roll into their immensely untraditional sound.

'Hope For Men' was a very lyrical album for how volatile the sound was. 'King of Jeans' is still just as lyrical, but gone are songs concerning issues as mundane as ice cream and Whole Foods. The topics have dissolved into even starker reflections of everyday life. 'Dream Smotherer' concerns the lack of sleep of its narrator, 'Spent' a seemingly typical day in Korvette's life. The presence of vocals has also reached its pinnacle with a more diverse take. Korvette has imbued his yells with a somewhat more melodic tone as is evident throughout the record especially 'Goodbye (Hair)'. More over bassist Randy Huth and drummer Sean McGuinness have propelled Pissed Jeans' previously sprawling sound into a more apt attack. Few tracks on the album dip over the 3-minute mark and tracks like 'She is Science Fiction' and 'Half Idiot' are a flurry of drums aided by slow droning bass lines. Pissed Jeans have polished up their sound as much as is seemingly possible and because of that they've crafted their finest record yet.



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Tits McGee
August 18th 2009


1876 Comments


hmmm, so i'm guessing this is where to start with this band? nice review

NortherlyNanook
August 18th 2009


1285 Comments


this band is cool. will have to hear this.

br3ad_man
Emeritus
August 18th 2009


2126 Comments


Great review. This album is excellent, I really didn't like Hope For Men but this is one of my favourites of the year thus far.

PanasonicYouth
August 18th 2009


7413 Comments


this actually sounds pretty awesome

Greggers
August 18th 2009


2375 Comments


Great review, dunno if I wanna check this out though :S

Electric City
Emeritus
August 18th 2009


15762 Comments


bread man where have you been?

charlesfishowitz
August 19th 2009


1794 Comments


bringn those jeans round here was a mistakuh

Aaron
August 19th 2009


656 Comments


I like this whole short review business. Much better than the super long reviews where it takes longer to read the review than to listen to the album, lol. Well done man.

accompliceofmydeath
August 19th 2009


4615 Comments


So is this still Flipper/Jesus Lizard worship?

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br3ad_man
Emeritus
August 19th 2009


2126 Comments


bread man where have you been?


So busy with uni and family members/friends being sick and stuff. I'm trying to come here more often.

Electric City
Emeritus
August 19th 2009


15762 Comments


cool i missed u

PMS5405C
August 20th 2009


14 Comments


Re listening to Hope for Men, it isn't as noisy as I remember it. Might be interesting taking a look at this one.

burton.and.gas
August 22nd 2009


641 Comments


From the way you have described this band, it sounds like I would enjoy it. I might have to get hold of this somehow.

IRAI
March 9th 2010


1567 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Album totally rules.

DBlitz
December 13th 2010


1693 Comments


so good

DoubtGin
December 13th 2010


6880 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

its ok

DBlitz
August 18th 2011


1693 Comments


so good

jefflebowski
January 1st 2012


8552 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

much better than hope for men

greg84
Emeritus
January 1st 2012


7587 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah. Good noise rock album.

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jefflebowski
January 1st 2012


8552 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

it sounds like black flag being raped by the melvins



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