Mean Jeans will release their first album for Fat Wreck Chords, Tight New Dimension, this Friday (4/22) (pre-order), and a full stream premieres in this post. If you've checked out Mean Jeans before, you pretty much know what to expect here: Ramones worship with all the spirit, power pop hooks, and speed that you need to pull something like this off. It's not just Ramones though. For one, Mean Jeans have a lot more guitar solos than those early Ramones records. They also have a different sense of humor, with track titles like "4 Coors Meal" and "Michael Jackson Was Tight," and they even bring synthesizers in on closing track "Are There Beers In Heaven?" (There's that sense of humor again.) It's a fun record that rocks from start to finish, and you should give it a spin:



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Mean Jeans at BV-SXSW 2016 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Mean Jeans also have upcoming tour dates, including some with their label heads NOFX (though they're not on NOFX's NYC show):

Mean Jeans -- 2016 Tour Dates
04/21/16 Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor w/ NOFX
04/22/16 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution w/ NOFX
04/23/16 Jacksonville, FL Mavericks w/ NOFX
04/24/16 St. Augustine, FL Nobby's
04/25/16 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle w/ NOFX
05/12/16 Portland, OR Liquor Store Record Release show w/ Fire Retarded, Mister Tang
05/18/16 Chicago, IL East Room w/ Easy Habits, Mama
05/19/16 Milwaukee, WI Club Garibaldi w/ Easy Habits
05/20/16 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club w/ Easy Habits, Frankie Teardrop, Chincees
05/21/16 Madison, WI False Floor w/ Easy Habits
05/22/16 Indianapolis, IN The Hi-Fi w/ Easy Habits, Smokes
05/23/16 Cincinnati, OH Northside Yacht Club w/ Easy Habits
05/24/16 Cleveland, OH Mahalls w/ Easy Habits
05/25/16 Ft. Wayne, IN The Brass Rail w/ Easy Habits
06/24/16 Helsinki, Finland Hori Smoku Summer Boogaloo

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