Music Hall of Williamsburg
Pissed Jeans

Pissed Jeans

Protect-U, Pop. 1280

Sun, January 22, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Music Hall of Williamsburg

Brooklyn, NY

$12 advance / $15 day of show

This event is 18 and over

Pissed Jeans
Pissed Jeans
King of Jeans. The title of Pissed Jeans' third album and second for Sub Pop conjures their essence perfectly—-masters of the mundane, beasts of the banal, high priests of the humdrum. These four, white, male high school graduates hardly look further than their own appendages for artistic inspiration, content to execute their own brand of brash and heavy punk music in the Joe Carducci-approved standard rock formation of guitar, bass, drums and vocals. From simple minds and simple fabrics comes this King of Jeans, perhaps also a slight nod to the variety of Pissed Jeans-inspired groups that have crawled up since 2007's Hope for Men. After all, there can be only one. If 2005's Shallow was Pissed Jeans coping with moving out of their parents' homes, and 2007's Hope for Men their initial reaction to the mechanical lifestyle of a wage-earner, King of Jeans is their formal and uneasy acceptance of adulthood. The age gap between the members of Pissed Jeans and high school girls is no longer something to be overlooked—-they hoped for men, and sometimes you get what you wish for. Backs get sore easier and stay sore longer, record collections have reached their breaking point or have been sold entirely, and procreating is becoming a more pressing issue. What are you supposed to do when you are unable to break out of the standard, middle-class American life cycle that you never really wanted but don't have the energy to subvert? When you are forced to understand that it's all madness but know fully well that someone will have to take care of our aging parents? Well, Pissed Jeans went ahead and made one hell of a rock record…
Protect-U
Protect-U
Pop. 1280
Pop. 1280
Pop. 1280 are the hardest working scumbags in New York City. The leaders of the “nü-pigfuck” as coined by the Village Voice, these post-cyberpunks have been terrorizing unassuming audience members for the last four years. Band leaders Chris Bug and Ivan Lip formed the band in late 2008, and since then have released three seven inches, for Badmaster and Blind Prophet, in addition to two albums on Sacred Bones. The Grid EP, landed in 2010 and their near universally-acclaimed debut LP, The Horror followed in early 2012. They have been featured in Stereogum, Impose, and the Village Voice and got glowing reviews from Pitchfork, CMJ, Dusted, and the Agit Reader. The band has toured the East Coast and Midwest numerous times, including stops at Chicago’s famed Bitchpork fest and NY’s Northside Festival.
Venue Information:
Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com/