P**sed Jeans are to re-release a remastered version of their long out of print 2005 debut, Shallow, with the bonus tracks “Throbbing Organ” and “Night Minutes” from their first single, via Sub Pop. Full details plus a stream of the track Boring Girls below.
A pure, visceral listen, Shallow demonstrated Pissed Jeans roots of hardcore punk more so than any other release by the band. It demonstrated a furious, basic, electric meld of loud, heavy, noisy, punk rock – one that, generally speaking, bands often grow out of with age. It’s that rawness that makes early albums by bands so special, that makes them stand out, and that long time fans of bands tend to shout out for tracks off at gigs! In the words of the band’s Matt Korvette talking about their early days:
“Mainly we just wanted to bludgeon the listener will dull, monotonous droning rock music that just sucks the energy out of you, the musical equivalent to watching a toilet flush.”
And to quote off the press release:
“The album (Shallow) sounds like a big pile of mud and broken glass ripping through your stereo speakers in the most killer way imaginable.”
Shallow is now available for preorder via the Sub Pop Mega Mart. Fans who pre-order the LP version of Shallow via megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited “Loser Edition” of the album on coloured vinyl (while supplies last), the “Throbbing Organ” 7” and an immediate download of the entire album. The remastered album is available for purchase digitally now from Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes and Amazon.
We’re told Pissed Jeans are working on a follow up to their last album, Honeys, an album which cracked the top 50 of our albums of the year list last year.
The band are also on tour later this year – full details below the stream of Boring Girls:
Full Tour Dates:
- 13-Aug UK Brighton The Haunt
- 14-Aug UK Manchester Gorilla
- 15-Aug UK Birmingham Institute
- 16-Aug UK London Jabberwocky
- 30-Aug PA Philadelphia Made In America Festival
- 01-Nov WA Seattle Barboza
- 02-Nov OR Portland Doug Fir
- 04-Nov CA San Francisco Slims
- 05-Nov CA Los Angeles Los Globos
- 06-Nov CA San Diego Casbah
- 07-Nov AZ Phoenix Valley Park
- 09-Nov TX Austin Fun Fun Fun Fest