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Pissed Jeans Half-Divorced (Sub Pop) Who says punk can’t be funny and bring the brutality at the same time? I’m thinking of a band that does this as successfully as Pissed Jeans and drawing a blank. And, I don’t count grindcore bands because no one can understand what they’re singing about. But with Pissed Jeans, the content is right there. You have to pick it out, but it’s surprisingly easy given Matt Corvette’s barking growl. At the same time, it’s...

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Sunday, 05 May 2024
Spotlight: Half-divorced
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WHO: Pissed Jeans WHAT: Half-Divorced WHY: Punks can be scary and funny. They also cry. I’ve never heard a band that combines such fury, aggression, and rawness, with hilarious observational humor. Half-Divorced is only a half hour long (as albums like this SHOULD be), and frontman Matt Korvette barks about helicopter parents, the downsides of where we live, and of course, being happy that he’s ONLY $62,000 in debt. This stuff is aggro as shit but brings a smile to...

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Tuesday, 26 March 2024
The Year in Review 2017
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2017 was another fantastic year for music, with tremendous albums from so many genres. It’s sad seeing how many obvious entries made the cut on all those other websites, which makes us even more confident that we’re giving you a pretty good list here on Ground Control. And really, would you expect anything less from us?   Though we had some favorites, it’s probably safe to say that the order of these releases would change depending on the day. One...

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Wednesday, 27 December 2017
SPOTLIGHT: WHY LOVE NOW
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WHO: Pissed Jeans WHAT: Why Love Now WHY: We’re hard pressed to find an album that’s as intense as it is hilarious. Something about Why Love Now is as threatening and raw as it is goofy and entertaining. It’s definitely hardcore and punk rock and structured at times while still sounding not just unpolished but downright unfinished. Why not? These results are cool as fuck. Check out their Bandcamp...

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Monday, 05 June 2017