The gutter-scraped amalgamation of sludge, punk, noise, and bracing wit of Pissed Jeans is back on full display in “No Convenient Apocalypse,” a new single release and first material since Why Love Now, the group’s acclaimed album of 2017.
“No Convenient Apocalypse,” which was originally recorded for the Cyberpunk 2077 video game soundtrack, is available today on all DSPs and will be followed by a 7” single on May 19th. The b-side to the physical single is “Bathroom Laughter (Live in Allentown),” and that song will be available in all DSPs on May 19th, as well. Preorder here.
Pissed Jeans have also announced new US midwest and east coast headlining tour dates for 2023. The dates span Thursday, June 1st in Cambridge at Sonia and run through Sunday, June 18th, in Cleveland at Grog Shop. Tickets for these shows are on sale Wednesday, April 19th (@10 am ET).
Thu. Jun. 01 - Cambridge, MA - Sonia *
Fri. Jun. 02 - Hamden, CT - Space Ballroom *
Sat. Jun. 03 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge (In The Round) *
Thu. Jun. 15 - Pittsburgh, PA - Thunderbird Cafe & Music Hall ^
Fri. Jun. 16 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean ^
Sat. Jun. 17 - Detroit, MI - El Club ^
Sun. Jun. 18 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop ^
* w/ Carnivorous Bells
^ w/ Kilynn Lunsford
Pissed Jeans is currently at work on the follow-up to Why Love Now, an album that took aim at the mundane discomforts of modern life—from fetish webcams to office-supply deliveries, and won raves from the likes of The New Yorker, New York Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, The Guardian, Uncut, Stereogum, and more.
What people have said about Pissed Jeans:
“…Pissed Jeans has done well to land its aggression closer to home. “Why Love Now” is still rich in sludge—just not the toxic kind.” [Why Love Now] - The New Yorker
“Their most unsparing work of self-flagellation yet, a generous grope through their own dirty laundry that begs both a smirk and a wince.” [Why Love Now] - Rolling Stone
“… One of our era’s best punk bands.” [Why Love Now] - SPIN
“It isn’t for the faint-hearted, but is a lot of fun and delivers some uncomfortable home truths.” [Why Love Now] ★★★★ The Guardian
“Another blast of full-fury guitar rock.” [“The Bar Is Low”] - Billboard
“Matt Korvette, the skeptical frontman of a terrific, coarsely named post-hardcore band from Allentown, Pa., doesn’t want to hear your compliments. As a dude, he knows he’s being graded on a curve…The track feels partly inspired by a recent series of unmaskings in the public sphere. “It just seems to be quite an easy bet,” Mr. Korvette sputters. “Those we adore just haven’t spilled their secrets yet.” But the excoriation is all-inclusive: By the end, he floats a claim about our rate of evolution as a species. (Spoiler alert: It’s not hopeful.)” [“The Bar Is Low”] - New York Times