Pissed Jeans Inspire an Ice Skater's Rebellion in 'Romanticize Me' Video

Janitor escapes boredom with Olympics antics, punk rock

Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Pissed Jeans frontman Matt Korvette invoked the term "adult angst" when talking with SPIN about the Pennsylvania punks' Essential fourth album, Honeys. "I think we've certainly moved further into adulthood and more responsibilities," he said. "We all have families of our own at this point, and generally just feel less like wild and immature kids and more like adults, which is a pretty horrifying prospect in a lot of ways. Along with that, I think we've all become more loving people, maybe? There's less teenage/post-teenage angst in our lives. Now it's all adult angst." 

And, for some, part of being an adult means coming to terms with untapped potential. Enter Pissed Jeans' just-released video for "Romanticize Me." The clip, directed by Joe Stakun (the same dude who helmed the "Bathroom Laughter" video), lets a bored custodian live out one of his dreams. Our working class hero maintains an ice skating rink, but he not satisfied to just cruise along on the Zamboni — he wants to strap on a pair of skates, blast Pissed Jeans from the speakers, and pull off some pirouettes, dammit. Watch him cut across the ice above.

Pissed Jeans 2013 tour dates: 

July 4 - Leeds, England @ Brudenell Social
July 5 - London, England @ Electric Ballroom
July 6 - Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival
July 13 - Seattle, WA @ Sub Pop Silver Jubilee
July 20 - Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
July 20 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Chicago
August 8-9 - Gothenburg, Sweden @ Way Out West Festival
August 10 - Oslo, Norway @ Øya

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