Friday, January 21, 2011

Are you serious?

I don't know what it is, but I am so in love with pop-punk band,The Mean Jeans. I love their fast vocals that flow with the thrashing of their instruments, as well as their melodic lyrics about that party that everyone wants to be at on a Saturday night. Their tunes are so catchy and fun that it is no surprise that Dirtnap Records picked them up. Dirtnap represent a handful of my favorite (glue sniffing) bands: The Ergs, The Spits, and the late Exploding Hearts.

Mean Jeans' 2009 album, "Are You Serious?", has left a few critics asking them just that. They have been accused by of "manifesting a carbon copy of [The Ramones'] style." and says the album is "as catchy as it is dumb. Which is to say very dumb!"

Are you serious?!

In my opinion, the Mean Jeans' inspiration comes from one of the greatest parties ever thrown by the Ramones and Screeching Weasel. Of course The Toy Dolls and Marked Men make an appearance before Philly's "party animals", Bucket Flush (who the Mean Jeans most likely don't know at all) crashes the party "Not My House" style. (The last part is obviously a complete stretch in this hypothetical scenario) Nonetheless, their would be endless pizza, booze and "too much cocaine" on none other than a "Saturday night". All Cheesy puns intended because it's totally appropriate.

Further reading:
The Comune a visit to the Mean Jeans compound
SPIN "Exclusive: Cool Punk Band Mean Jeans Debut Video"

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