Thursday, February 14, 2013

Pissed Jeans interview

So I'm not sure I'll ever have another feature at PW, since they're streamlining their website (and eliminating most writing, especially by outside freelancers), but this Pissed Jeans piece seems like a pretty good way to go out. The album Honeys is super fun, too.

Pissed Jeans, Philly’s Crustiest Punk Foursome, Grows Up

By Jennifer Kelly

Boys to men: Pissed Jeans has come a long way since meeting up in their teens. They’re all dads now, and their new music reflects it.

"It’s not that you have to get into a frame of mind. It’s more a chance to get it out,” says Pissed Jeans’ Matt Korvette, when asked how a young father and insurance claims adjuster transforms himself on stage into one of rock ‘n’ roll’s least inhibited, fullest-throated channelers of rage. “It’s like things are always brewing around and floating around in my brain, but I can’t, at Dunkin’ Donuts, just start screaming.”

Korvette and his bandmates have come a long way since meeting up in their mid-teens in Allentown, making a sloppy, funny, fully-amplified racket that sat at the intersection of hardcore punk, garage and straight-ahead rock. Now entering their 30s—and all of them with young children at home—the band hasn’t turned down the volume or tamped down the distortion. Their latest album, Honeys, includes a short, all-feedback track called “Something About Mrs. Johnson,” which was recorded by bassist Randy Huth and guitarist Brad Fry when the two were barely teenagers. It fits in remarkably well with tracks laid down decades later, ragers like “You’re Different (In Person)” and “Cathouse.” 


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Funny (and somewhat sick) video

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