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About Pissed Jeans

Pissed Jeans is an American hardcore punk band from Allentown, Pennsylvania. The band claims to play "loud, heavy, noisy, punk rock" and is influenced by 1980s hardcore punk and post-hardcore bands. The band has released six albums and seven singles, and are currently signed to record label Sub Pop in Seattle.

The members of Pissed Jeans all attended Nazareth Area High School in Nazareth, Pennsylvania in the Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania. The band initially planned to use the name Unrequited Hard-On before ultimately settling on Pissed Jeans. As Matt Korvette explains,

The idea was to start a different kinda punk band focused on dead ended carnal cravings, sexual depression...that sort of thing. Mainly we just wanted to bludgeon the listener with dull, monotonous droning rock music that just sucks the energy out of you, the musical equivalent to watching a toilet flush.

Pissed Jeans released its debut, Shallow, in 2005 on Parts Unknown Records. This was followed by Hope for Men , King of Jeans and Honeys , all released on Sub Pop Records.

The New York Times wrote that the band was "bring back '80s memories of hard, slovenly noise, when punk bands realized they could slow down and let their music fall apart a bit"; however, the article also observed the "aggressive, nasty" reaction of attendees at a 2008 show, who evidently were unprepared for Pissed Jeans sonics. The concert goers "started to huddle defensively on the sides," with "the columns of speakers on either side of the band...being used as something to hold on to. Average hipsters started to look like sailors clinging to a mast in a storm," The New York Times reported.

Their album Honeys was released in February 2013. AllMusic noted that "Fortunately, when the world has you feeling trapped, Pissed Jeans are there to help you rage out for a bit while you find some perspective."

This article uses material from the Wikipedia article "Pissed Jeans", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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