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Free Music Monday: Pissed Jeans "Cathouse"

By January 14, 2013

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Artist: Pissed Jeans
Track: "Cathouse"
From: Honeys LP
Label: Sub Pop
Released: February 12, 2013

The boozin' bros of Pissed Jeans rock with as little irony as it's possible to rock with, even if there's plenty of humor in their music. For fans of Sub Pop's subterranean beginnings in the sludge of grunge, the gravel-gargling vox of chief Jean-Pisser Matt Korvette will pluck their sentimental heartstrings; the Pennyslvanian outfit having more in common with Tad than any non-Mudhoney band Jonathan Poneman's presided over in the third millennium.

"Cathouse" is the first single from their forthcoming fourth LP, Honeys, and, um, wait, is it really possible these blue-collar punks are making a reference to '80s hair-metal's spiritual home on the Sunset Strip? After their 2010 single "Sam Kinison Woman," it's entirely possible; and whilst there's little hair-metal sheen (hairspray) on the song, the corrosive riff and shredding solo do summon another form of stadium-sized '80s heaviness: thrash. Photo Brad Fry


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