Pissed Jeans have been making gnarly noise for 13 years, and on their fifth album, Why Love Now, the male/fronted quartet is taking aim at the mundane discomforts of modern life/from fetish webcams to office/supply deliveries. @Rock bands can retreat to the safety of what rock bands usually sing about. So 60 years from now, when no one has a telephone, bands will be writing songs like, -I-m waiting for her to call me on my telephone.- Kids are going to be like, -Grandpa, tell me, what was that_- I-d rather not shy away from talking about the internet or interactions in 2016,@ says frontman Matt Korvette. Pissed Jeans- gutter/scraped amalgamation of sludge, punk, noise, and bracing wit make the band/Korvette, Brad Fry *guitar(, Randy Huth *bass( and Sean McGuinness *drums(/a release valve for a world where absurdity seems in a constant battle trying to outdo itself. Why Love Now picks at the bursting seams that are barely holding 21st/century life together. Take the grinding rave/up @The Bar Is Low,@ which, according to Korvette, is @about how every guy seems to be revealing themselves as a shithead. It seems like every guy is getting outed, across every board of entertainment and politics and music. There-s no guy that isn-t a total creep.@ No Wave legend Lydia Lunch shacked up in Philadelphia to produce Why Love Now alongside local metal legend Arthur Rizk *Eternal Champion, Goat Semen(. @I knew she wasn-t a traditional producer,@ Korvette says of Lunch. @I like how she-s so cool and really intimidating. She ended up being so fucking awesome and crazy. She was super into it, constantly threatening to bend us over the bathtub. I-m not really sure what that entails, but I know she probably wasn-t joking.@ The combination of Lunch-s spiritual guidance and Rizk-s technical prowess supercharged Pissed Jeans, and the bracing Why Love Now documents them at their grimy, grinning best. While its references may be very early/21st/century, its willingness to state its case cement it as an album in line with punk-s tradition of turning norms on their heads and shaking them loose.