We will always have a soft spot for Philadelphia’s wonderfully named Pissed Jeans ever since their brilliant Boring Girls was adopted as an anthem by our gentle, sweet middle sprat a few years back.
She is sixteen next week and will be just as delighted as me to learn they will release their new album Why Love Now? via Sub Pop on 24th February. It is produced by no wave legend Lydia Lunch, along with Arthur Rizk, and is a gutter-scraped amalgamation of sludge, punk, noise, and bracing wit.
The first taste comes with the snarling, grinding rave-up of The Bar Is Low, written about “how every guy seems to be revealing themselves as a shithead“.
Welcome back boys! Check it out below.