If 2005’s Shallow was Pissed Jeans coping with moving out of their parents’ homes, and 2007’s Hope for Men their initial reaction to the mechanical lifestyle of a wage-earner, King of Jeans is their formal and uneasy acceptance of adulthood, by way of one hell of a rock record. Working with renowned producer Alex Newport (who holds a Fudge Tunnel pedigree and has worked with such luminaries as At the Drive-In, The Locust and Sepultura), Pissed Jeans have pushed further into the raw, minimal core of heavy rock music with King of Jeans. Masters of the mundane, beasts of the banal, high priests of the humdrum: these four, white, male high school graduates hardly look further than their own appendages for artistic inspiration, content to execute their own brand of brash and heavy punk music in the Joe Carducci-approved standard rock formation of guitar, bass, drums and vocals. From simple minds and simple fabrics comes this King of Jeans. And there can be only one.
So quite a few months ago, a friend recommended Daughters to me. I had a pretty large list to work through, so I've only gotten to them last week and man, YWGWYW is just an insane trip of an album. Never before have I heard such a - at the same time - weird and fulfilling sound. Daughters is a band that seemingly does not give a single fuck. And I really enjoy that. David Fischer
It's been nearly 5 years since we lost our twin boys. When "June" came up, listening to the record, it soaked me right into that saddest day of my life...thank you for this song and honest words.
Rest of the album is killer as well, for sure Lateralis84