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Streets Of Philadelphia: How The Former “Sixth Borough” Became Rock’s First City

There’s a small plastic turtle on the dashboard of Cayetana’s old blue van. Her name is Tracy. She wears red glasses and does a little side-to-side dance. The van’s name is “Fast Car,” after the Tracy Chapman hit that the band cranks every time they head out to the next show. They’re aware it’s a… More »

By: Stereogum / June 8, 2015 - 11:38 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

We did it, everyone! We came up with the least glamorous music video ever made. I don’t know what held the title before this week, but I do know that nothing else will ever hold it again. That piece of beautifully ugly anti-glamor is below, as are our other four picks for the week. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 17, 2014 - 2:57 pm

Pissed Jeans – “Boring Girls” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Last week Sub Pop reissued Pissed Jeans’ 2005 debut album Shallow, and today that album’s brilliant “Boring Girls” gets a highly entertaining video by director Joe Stakun. This is the band’s third collaboration with Stakun, who also did “Bathroom Laughter” and “Romanticize Me” from last year’s Honeys. This time out Stakun has created a surreal… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 16, 2014 - 11:12 am

Rat Fist – “Disrupt Yr DNA”

Rat Fist is a new band made up of No Age’s Randy Randall and Pissed Jeans drummer Sean McGuinness, and based on their new single, “Disrupt Yr DNA,” it sounds like they’re bringing together the best parts of their respective main projects. The raw aggression of Pissed Jeans is present via McGuiness, but with plenty… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 27, 2014 - 2:56 pm

Ultramantis Black – “West Siberian Plain”

In Chikara, the great Pennsylvania-based indie pro-wrestling federation, the masked wrestler Ultramantis Black plays a devious world-conquering insect supervillain who’s somehow, over the years, become an underdog fan favorite. He’s awesome, and his Spectral Envoy team’s victory in the 2012 King Of Trios tournament was the climax of one of my favorite wrestling storylines i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 16, 2014 - 2:47 pm

Photos: Øyafestivalen 2013

In its 12th year, Øya Festival brought another diverse set of artists to Oslo’s Medieval Park over four days last week. Among the performers were Blur, the Knife, Kraftwerk, Kendrick Lamar, Slayer, Beach House, James Blake, Cat Power, Grimes, Tame Impala, Wu-Tang Clan, Grimes, Rodriguez, Kvelertak, Disclosure, HAIM, Iceage, Phosphorescent, and many more. Check out… More »

By: Stereogum / August 14, 2013 - 10:45 am

Stereogum’s Cruel Summer 2013 Mix

This week, for the 237th time, our country tis of thee will celebrate its Miss Independence. Which means that this week, for the fourth time, our blog will celebrate the arrival of Cruel Summer, our annual heartbreak of a mixtape. Tradition. Times have changed since our 2010, 2011, and 2012 installments. Namely, nobody releases free… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 3, 2013 - 2:09 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Two massively important alt-rock greats returned to the music-video earlier today, and neither of them is on this list. The Pixies’ “Bag Boy,” their first new song in nine years, soundtracked a disturbing video about a little kid fucking up somebody’s house and added in a visual punchline that was more nasty than funny. And… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 28, 2013 - 3:50 pm

Pissed Jeans – “Romanticize Me” Video

“When I was done, it would either be because I had won the Olympics 19 times and broken all possible world records. I would have reached the pinnacle of sports fame, driving a different exotic car every day of the week and buying small countries with my 900 bazillion dollars. Or, I’d walk into the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 27, 2013 - 2:59 pm

Q&A: Pissed Jeans’ 
Matt Korvette On Growing Old, Keeping Shit Simple, And His Excellent New Album, Honeys

One their forthcoming album Honeys, Philly’s hometown heroes Pissed Jeans further refine what I like to think of as their own very specific brand of adult punk rock. Not that what they do isn’t plenty juvenile — Honeys boasts songs about women’s shoes and toilet humor — but it also addresses very thirtysomething real world… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / March 1, 2013 - 12:15 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The two videos I liked best this week are about reintroducing superstars: One who’s been away for a while, one who’s barely taken enough time off for anyone to notice it’s been a year since he dropped an album. And both are heavy on old-school music-video values: Expert rhythmic editing, implied sex, the goofily in-charge… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 15, 2013 - 5:08 pm

Album Of The Week: Pissed Jeans Honeys

Before I dug deep into Honeys, the new album from the feral Allentown scrape-rockers Pissed Jeans, I had this whole opening-paragraph riff planned about Sub Pop Records: How the label has gone through so many different permutations since its Sub Pop 100 days, how even the Postal Service/Shins era has nothing to do with it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 12, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Pissed Jeans – “Bathroom Laughter” Video

The video for Pissed Jeans’ “Bathroom Laughter” is sort of an insomniac’s dream. While most late night infomercial-viewing is pleasurable only for its soft glow from the box and the pseudo-camp factor of watching people shill absurd products, Pissed Jeans take it to another level here to disastrous results. To celebrate the release of their… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 12, 2013 - 10:59 am

Stream Pissed Jeans Honeys

The noisy, anarchic Pennsylvanian fuzz-rockers Pissed Jeans have been away for a few years, but now they’re back with a riotous blast of an album called Honeys. We’ve posted the early tracks “Bathroom Laughter” and “Cathouse” and now the whole relentlessly seesawing thing is streaming online. Respect to any band who writes a pissed-off song… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 4, 2013 - 3:26 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: January 2013

By the end of last year, compiling Monthly Mixes became a sad task. Each month I’d scan in sadness, watching our strongest songs presented as straight-to-Soundcloud affairs, our music business continuing its inexorable shift away from the transferrable file, now even in its promotional form. So either this month represents a momentary lapse, or artist… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 31, 2013 - 10:23 am

Pissed Jeans – “Cathouse”

Grimy Pennsylvania pummelers Pissed Jeans will release Honeys, their first album in three years, next month, and we’ve already posted their riotous first single “Bathroom Laughter.” This morning, we get to hear another one: A piece of prime ugly-as-fuck abandon called “Cathouse,” which demands to be heard at eardrum-exploding volumes. Download it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 14, 2013 - 11:01 am

Pissed Jeans – “Bathroom Laughter”

It’s been three years since fuzz-bashing Pennsylvanian pigfuckers Pissed Jeans released King Of Jeans, their last album, and they’ll finally return early next year with the new Honeys. First single “Bathroom Laughter” is a bracing, troglodytic burst of hate that gives me hope for a deeply ugly album. It’s awesome, and you can use the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 20, 2012 - 12:09 pm

Pissed Jeans – “False Jesii Pt. 2″ Video

I’ve never seen this many women at a Pissed Jeans show. More »

By: brandon / September 27, 2010 - 11:33 am

New Pissed Jeans – “Dream Smotherer” (Stereogum Premiere)

A couple Octobers ago I spoke with Pissed Jeans frontman Matt Korvette about his job as a claims adjuster. When I asked him what the typical adjuster’s like, he told me:

In a 40 hour work-week, the average adjuster is expected to complete 50-60 hours worth of work, so naturally there is a lot… More »

By: brandon / August 17, 2009 - 1:28 pm

SP20: Sub Pop’s 20th Anniversary Benefit Festival Partial Lineup Announced

We mentioned Sub Pop’s 20th Anniversary a ways back — well, it’s officially time to party (especially if you live in the Pacific Northwest). The rumors have been circling the web, and now we have official details about SP20, a two-day benefit festival at Marymoor Park in Redmond, WA (7/12 & 7/13). There’s also the… More »

By: brandon / April 15, 2008 - 3:36 pm
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