Text by Nikki Volpicelli. Images by G.W. Miller III.

Shows like this one are usually reserved for basements, or first-floor warehouse spaces, or any small, dimly-lit and half-torn apart venue that that can barely accommodate the amount of bodies sweating and throwing themselves in it.

I was nearly the 400th person to enter Underground Arts to see Pissed Jeans, where the doors were manned by two guys and a list of check marks. And it was early.

When Pissed Jeans took the stage, there was a liter of carrot juice on top of an amp. Matt Korvette, Pissed Jeans’ front man, went back and forth, winding up his face into a disgusting looking grimace. It looked like he was going to cry or crap uncontrollably. Instead he ran through songs. Last night’s show was the release party for the group’s fourth full-length album,Honey, which came out February 12 on Sub Pop.

(via Pissed Jeans @ Underground Arts. « JUMP: The Philly Music Project)