Formed in 2004 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Pissed Jeans is Bradley Fry- guitar, Randy Huth- bass guitar, Matt Korvette- vocals, and Sean McGuinnessis- drums. They are an American noise-rock band pulling influences from 1980s hardcore punk and post-hardcore bands. Specific influences include: Black Flag, No Trend and Drunks with Guns.
Pissed Jeans released their first of four albums, Shallow, in 2005 on Parts Unknown Records. Shortly after they relocated to Philadelphia and joined Sub Pop Records (Beach House, Postal Service, The Shins) to release their next three albums. Hope for Men, King of Jeans and their latest, Honeys.
Honeys was released in February 2013 and in March they were named one of Fuse TV’s 30 must-see artists at SXSW. The songs on Honeys are described as being, “direct without being obtuse, evocative without being vague, and personal without being indulgent. They also rock like nobody’s business”.
Sub Pop Record’s official website describes Pissed Jeans as, “Sean McGuinness makes other rock drummers look like one of those dimwit longhairs with an involuntary smile playing a bongo by himself on the lawn behind a store that sells rain sticks. With a bass that sounds like a train filled with stolen shopping carts crashing into an orchestra pit, Randy Huth doesn’t waste a note. Bradley Fry doesn’t look like a guitar hero; he looks like a nice guy who would volunteer to help you reformat the drive on your laptop. But if he looked like he sounds he’d be wearing a necklace of human heads and even his reflection would turn you to stone. Matt Korvette screams out observations on the tedium and absurdity of adulthood.”
See for yourself at Black Cat in D.C. on April 12. Advance tickets are $15!