No Future: Year in Review 2009

No Future: Year in Review 2009
3. Pissed Jeans King of Jeans (Sub Pop)
Their second full-length, King of Jeans, was Pissed Jeans' triumphant arrival. Thanks to sludgy production from Alex Newport and another batch of blissfully banal post-hardcore bum-outs, the Pennsylvania-based four-piece are a perfect mess on this record. Preparing the sweaty, illegal basement show mindset for a larger scale, the band continue the menacing Jesus Lizard-meets-Black Flag pummelling that they've made tradition. As brooding guitars and a pulsating rhythm section bolster Matt Korvette's schizophrenic lyrics, it becomes increasingly clear that, as the apocalypse approaches, King of Jeans could be the last great hardcore record written, and no one's complaining.
Josiah Hughes