Pissed Jeans - Honeys
Straight off the bat, single and opener ‘Bathroom Laughter’ drags you along the tarmac with a ferocious bass line and snappy chorus -- probably one of their finest musical moments. They’re still clearly indebted to a particular 90s rock dirge, touching upon the staccato guitar chops of Jesus Lizard, Melvins fuzz and the straight-up weirdness of the Butthole Surfers, but their racket has developed notably on this recording. ‘Male Gaze’ has a nasty aftertaste, soaking up said influences and combining it with a furious Black Flag-style breakdown. It’s a positively weird journey, but it’s also strangely comforting to see the Jeans sound as alienating as they did the first time around.