Some people go into the music industry to be loved. Pissed Jeans though? Not so much. On their fifth album, they remain every bit as loud, furious and at times borderline unhinged as they’ve ever been. Slowing the pace slightly from 2013’s Honeys, their latest effort is a primordial soup of early Melvins riffs and My War-era Black Flag nihilism, with co-producer Lydia Lunch pushing the needles gleefully into the red.
Focusing on the everyday perversions and degradations of modern life, tracks like The Bar Is Low (a horrified rant on how “there’s no guy that isn’t a total creep”) and the comical grotesquery of I’m A Man once again affirm Pissed Jeans as the poet laureates of everyday hell.