Pissed Jeans "Hope For Men" LP
Following on the heels of their monumental "Don’t Need Smoke to Make Myself Disappear" 7”, Pissed Jeans drop album number 2 and their Sub Pop debut: "Hope for Men" (we like to think of it in the “mankind” sense). For those who found a glimmer of the stuff on the aforementioned single (two pressings of which have sold out), the album delivers more, and in abundance. That is to say, if classic, thick-as-glue punk bombast and Aussie sludge stoke the coals of your existence, you have found, not only your new favorite band, but a reason to get up in the morning.
The album is diverse, but the Jeans ain’t no dilettantes. Mixing volatility with humor is a damned hard thing to master in music. Pissed Jeans do it with smarts and poignancy. Consider the bar raised.