PISSED JEANS w/ special guests Batpiss + Low Life Tickets
8:00pm, Wed 6 December, 2017
Oxford Art Factory, NSW
Mistletone Presents for the first time in Australia Allentown's sludge masters Pissed Jeans.Pissed Jeans have been making a racket for 13 years, and on their fifth album, Why Love Now (out now on Sub Pop), the male-fronted quartet is taking aim at the mundane discomforts of modern life-from fetish webcams to office-supply deliveries.
"Rock bands can retreat to the safety of what rock bands usually sing about. So 60 years from now, when no one has a telephone, bands will be writing songs like, 'I'm waiting for her to call me on my telephone.' Kids are going to be like, 'Grandpa, tell me, what was that?' I'd rather not shy away from talking about the internet or interactions in 2016," says Pissed Jeans frontman Matt Korvette.
Pissed Jeans' gutter-scraped amalgamation of sludge, punk, noise, and bracing wit make the band-Korvette, Brad Fry (guitar), Randy Huth (bass) and Sean McGuinness (drums)-a release valve for a world where absurdity seems in a constant battle trying to outdo itself. Why Love Now picks at the bursting seams that are barely holding 21st-century life together.