While we’re waiting for Allentown’s Pissed Jeans to release their disgusting new record Why Love Now (out on the 24th Feb), the band have decided to treat us to a new track.
It’s crushing, it’s scathing, and it’s about degradation and wanking. Business as usual, then. Check it out below.
‘Ignorecam’ twists the idea of fetish cam shows—”where the woman just ignores you and watches TV or eats macaroni and cheese or talks on the phone”—into a showcase for Matt Korvette’s rancid yelp and his bandmates’ pummeling rock. “I love that idea of guys paying to be ignored,” says Korvette.
The New York Times says of the band and single, “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.)” Stereogum called the track, “A guttural riff-monster about how just about every man walking the face of the earth today is an asshole.”