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Pissed Jeans Announce New Album “Half Divorced” out 1st March via Sub Pop & Share New Single and Video “Moving On”

January 8, 2024
Photo credit: Ebru Yildiz

PISSED JEANS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, HALF DIVORCED

TO BE RELEASED VIA SUB POP ON 1ST MARCH

PRE-ORDER NOW

On 1st March 2024, Pissed Jeans will release Half Divorced, their incredible sixth album, on CD/LP/DSPs worldwide from Sub Pop. The band is sharing the official video for indelible lead single “Moving On” from director and frequent collaborator Joe Stakun (“The Bar Is Low,” “Bathroom Laughter,” “Romanticize Me”).

What a righteous return. This raw and direct release embraces almost an anthemic feel, the heavy structure, the blazing tones and the immersive vocal notes, all of which unite for this ardent journey. From start to finish this aggressive arrangement continues to grow larger than life, the energy soars with this contagious hook.  This single imprints as vital.

Pissed Jeans’ Half Divorced is the follow-up to 2017’s Why Love Now, an album that took aim at the mundane discomforts of modern life. The album and its singles received praise from The New York Times, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, The Guardian, Uncut, Stereogum, and more.

The twelve songs of Half Divorced skewer the tension between youthful optimism and the sobering realities of adulthood. Pissed Jeans’ – Matt Korvette (vocals), Bradley Fry (guitar),  Randy Huth (bass), and Sean McGuinness (drums) – notorious acerbic sense of humor remains sharper than ever as they dismember some of the joys that contemporary adult life has to offer.

Half Divorced includes the previously mentioned “Moving On,” the omnidirectional piss-take “Everywhere Is Bad” (Spoiler alert: “Seattle is soaking wet”), shrinking debt-to-credit ratios in the bracing “Sixty-Two Thousand Dollars in Debt,” and the harsh truth-telling in the bruising “Cling to a Poisoned Dream.”

Half Divorced was produced and mixed by Pissed Jeans and Don Godwin and engineered by Mike Petillo at Tonal Park in Takoma Park, Maryland, and mastered by Arthur Rizk (co-producer and mixer for Why Love Now).

Pissed Jeans’ previously announced international tour dates in support of Half Divorced span end of February to April. New shows include Friday, 29th March 29th in Schijndel, NL at the Paaspop Festival. Additional live dates will be announced soon.

Thu, Feb 29 Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR

Fri. Mar. 01 – Seattle, WA – Madame Lou’s

Sat. Mar. 02 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo

Fri. Mar. 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts

Sat. Mar. 16 – Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus

Fri, 29th March – Schijndel, NL – Paaspop Festival

Sat, 30th March – EartH (AKA Hackney Arts Centre), London, United Kingdom 

Sun, 31st Mar – Manchester Punk Festival, Manchester, United Kingdom

Tue, 2nd Apr – Stereo, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Wed, 3rd Apr – Whelan’s, Dublin 2, Ireland

Thu, 4th Apr – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, United Kingdom

Preorders in North America from megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser Edition on Spotify-Coloured vinyl (otherwise known as an opaque lime green…). In the UK and Europe, LP orders from independent retail stores will receive the Loser Edition on Coke Bottle Green vinyl. A UK-only Magenta vinyl edition will also be available to preorder through Mega Mart 2 (the new, UK-based sibling site to the world-famous Sub Pop Mega Mart) and Rough Trade Shops. All coloured vinyl versions are available while stock lasts. 

HALF DIVORCED TRACK LISTING:

1  – KILLING ALL THE WRONG PEOPLE

2 – ANTI-SAPIO

3 – HELICOPTER PARENT

4 – CLING TO A POISONED DREAM

5 – SIXTY-TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DEBT

6 – EVERYWHERE IS BAD

7 – JUNKTIME

8 – ALIVE WITH HATE

9 – SEATBELT ALARM SILENCER

10 – (STOLEN) CATALYTIC CONVERTER

11 – MONSTERS

12 – MOVING ON

https://www.subpop.com/artists/pissed_jeans

https://pissedjeans.bandcamp.com/

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