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Pissed Jeans

Why Love Now

Sub Pop

Feb 21, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary Bookmark and Share

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On their fifth album, Pissed Jeans offer yet another album full of commentary on the working world and that of interpersonal relationships from guys with jobs and kids. The music is still raw, sludgy, and what Robert Christgau would've called "pigfuck" back in the '80s to describe some of their influences. However, they do change things up a bit. The most striking difference is that the album's centerpiece is a spoken word monologue from author Lindsay Hunter entitled "I'm a Man." Given its office-related subject matter and given song titles like "Worldwide Marine Asset Financial Analyst" and "Have You Ever Been Furniture," it's clear that not much has really changed, though. Hunter's monologue is not the only female influence on this album as its co-producer is none other than the legendary Lydia Lunch. Lunch is a natural here and combined with producer Arthur Rizk, they have made the best-sounding record in Pissed Jeans' catalog. Elsewhere, personal relationships take center stage on songs like the self-explanatory "Love Without Emotion" and "Not Even Married." (www.subpop.com/artists/pissed_jeans)

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