Friday, March 21, 2008

Primavera Band Profiles 2008 #1

The first in a NEW Series.

Pissed Jeans

The nastiness of Black Flag, the sick distortion of Mudhoney, the monochord bites of Flipper, the aggressiveness of Unsane… With such referents, it was only a matter of time that Pissed Jeans would run away from Allentown (Pennsylvania) and end up in Sub Pop’s catalogue, record label for which they have just released the harsh "Hope For Me". Led by a Matt Korvette full of irony and spleen, the Nord Americans let off steam in a work that dissects with surgical precision the miseries of contemporary society and packs them into heartless parcel bombs of inclement punk and abrasive hardcore. Not surprisingly Mark Arm (Mudhoney) referred to their last work – before, there was “Shallow” – as “a clever and alternative good deal of humour, brutality and suffering”.

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