Track of the Day: Pissed Jeans
Pissed Jeans came up across the country from Mark Arm and Co., but these Allentown, PA boys have that Loser sound down, and Sub Pop has been paying them close attention (check out that Pissed homepage photo: frontman Matt Korvette kicking it with Sub Pop's Jonathan Poneman and Soundgarden's Kim Thayil). The group recently released its second record for the label (and third album overall), King of Jeans, a title that does little to foreshadow the joy of menace that's contained inside.
There's plenty of hate to love here, but I'm particularly partial to "Dream Smotherer," which, from the title on down is a bludgeoning piece of punk--a heavy dose of battery acid on all those pretty indie pop bands Sub Pop's been fond of as of late (and, I'll add, I'm fond of as well. But sometimes you just need to hear a band that burns). That song makes me all the more excited to see Pissed Jeans tonight, when they storm Bottom of the Hill.