Pissed Jeans to reissue Shallow and Throbbing Organ via Sub Pop

Pissed Jeans to reissue Shallow and Throbbing Organ via Sub Pop

At age 15 I loved punk music, but given that I weighed about 90 pounds at the time, I didn’t have a strong connection to the “You Have the Right to Remain Violent” mentality of bands like Slapshot. One day I downloaded Pissed Jeans’ Shallow (illegally, because I was a wild 90-pound iconoclast), an album that situates lyrics like “I’ve got a stuffed head/ I’ve got boogies” next to otherwise caustic sounding noise-rock. “Hey!” I thought, “I’ve got the immune system of an octogenarian too! Finally, an album for me!”

For better or worse, as my body continues to deteriorate, the lyrical and musical stagnancy of Shallow only continues to resonate. I’m assuming most of our readers are familiar with Pissed Jeans, which is great, because I realize I’m not exactly selling the hell out of this album. But for those of you that missed out on this great slice of aural despondence back in 2005, great news! Sub Pop is remastering and reissuing the LP on October 7, and they’re adding both songs from the band’s debut 7-inch Throbbing Organ to the tracklist. For those of you that think I’m embellishing the spiritlessness of this release, early buyers can pre-order the “Loser Edition” of the album, which includes the LP on colored vinyl. A great addition to any estate sale!

Shallow tracklist:

01. I’m Sick
02. Boring Girls
03. Ugly Twin (I’ve Got)
04. Ashamed of My Cum
05. Closet Marine
06. I Broke My Own heart
07. Little Sorrell
08. Wachovia
09. Throbbing Organ
10. Night Minutes

Pissed Jeans dates:

08.13.14 - Brighton, UK - Haunt
08.14.14 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla
08.15.14 - Birmingham, UK - Institute
08.16.14 - London, UK - ExCeL London
11.01.14 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
11.02.14 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
11.04.14 - San Francisco, CA - Slims
11.05.14 - Los Angeles, CA - Los Globos
11.06.14 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
11.07.14 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Park
11.09.14 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest

• Pissed Jeans: https://www.facebook.com/pissedjeans
• Sub Pop: https://www.subpop.com

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