by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Mean Jeans - Anybody Out There?(MP3)
One of the most spirited crowds I experienced at this year's SXSW was during Mean Jeans' set at the Dirtnap Records showcase. The room was packed, the pit went half the way back and everyone in it seemed to know the words to every song. It was a super fun show.
The Portland party punks are currently on tour which slams into NYC tonight (6/20) at Cake Shop where they'll play with Liquor Store and Foster Care. If you can't make it tonight they also play June 25 at Knitting Factory with The Copyrights, Dear Landlord, The Nightbirds and Dopamines (tickets). The band are out supporting their new album, Mean Jeans on Mars, which rips through 13 snearing, uber-catchy punk anthems in about half an hour. You can download "Anybody Out There?" at the top of this post and watch the video below, along with a list of all tour dates.
Mean Jeans - 2012 Tour Dates
Jun. 20 Manhattan, NY - Cake Shop
Jun. 21 Wilkes Barre, PA - Bones Bar
Jun. 22 Philadelphia, PA - Golden Tea House
Jun. 23 Baltimore, MD - INSUBORDINATION FEST
Jun. 24. Philadelphia, PA - The Barbary
Jun. 25. Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
Jun. 26. Washington, DC - Comet Ping Pong (w/ the Shirks)