Andrew Jackson Jihad Announce Knife Man

Categories: Announcements
KNIFE COVER WEB.jpg
Everyone's favorite sardonic folk duo, Andrew Jackson Jihad, have announced details regarding their new album, Knife Man, due out on Asian Man Records on September 20.

I spoke with bassist Ben Gallaty about the new record.

"Sean [Bonnette, singer/guitarist] gave me a CD of 13 demos in December. The working title for the project was "New Jack City: The Musical," and we booked one week of time to record it with Jalipaz Nelson in March. We spent the interim rehearsing the songs and coming up with arrangements. A few new songs were written along the way. We had originally planned to cut some songs out. After recording, we found ourselves with over 16 songs (some with multiple versions) that we were really proud of," says Gallaty. 

Various members of Phoenix bands such as The Roar, Malakai, French Quarter, Porches, and Swell...Adiois were called in to assist.

"Owen Evans, Dylan Cook, Deacon Bachelor, Preston Bryant, Ben Horowitz, Stephen Steinbrink and Shane Kennedy were asked to collaborate with us on this album because they are our dear friends and some of Arizona's most talented musicians," says Gallaty. "Sean has been developing swimmingly as a lyricist and songwriter and we attempted to serve the songs to the best of our abilities."

The album will include "Sad Songs," which Up on the Sun featured an early version of a few months back

I was able to hear an early advance of the album. It features some serious up-tempo rockers, like "Sorry Bro," which bounces with classic power-pop zest (and a "Kids of America" refrain), and some new sounds from AJJ, like "No One," with its dirge like tempo and dancing electric pianos. My favorite track from the record is "People II 2: Still Peoplin,'" which opens like something from Oh, Inverted World and proceeds to spin the kind of tale Bonnette excels at, detailing the sights and scenes of Phoenix's destitute and the existential weight of it all, before erupting into a brief flash of rock 'n' roll glory.

The band promises to premier some songs soon -- but in the meantime, just read this tracklist and wonder what songs like "The Michael Jordan of Drunk Driving" and "Fucc the Devil" will sound like. Oh, and "Zombie by The Cranberries by Andrew Jackson Jihad" is as awesome as you might expect it to be.

1. The Michael Jordan of Drunk Driving
2. Gift of the Magi 2: Return of the Magi
3. American Tune
4. Back Pack
5. Distance
6. Fucc the Devil
7. Hate, Rain on me
8. If You Have Love in Your Heart
9. No One
10. Sad Songs (Intermission)
11. Zombie by The Cranberries by Andrew Jackson Jihad
12. People II 2: Still Peoplin'
13. Sorry Bro
14. Skate Park
15. Free Bird
16. Big Bird

Tweet at Andrew Jackson Jihad on Twitter and check out the band's official Tumblr
Follow us on Twitter and friend us on Facebook

My Voice Nation Help
64 comments
zivens
zivens

Nice written article.I am really impressed with your written article.Thanks for sharing such excellent article with us.

wills
wills

Use of video for SEO purposes is becoming extremely popular now a days. Videos can play a big role in enhancing a business's online presence.Well Thanks for sharing such smart article with us.

bobchrist488
bobchrist488

Being a freelancer is not so easy.One have to be smart enough to handle all work independently.Well i really liked your written article.Thanks for sharing.

inbound seo vancouver
inbound seo vancouver

Really i impressed. What a wonderful presentation.Now i am happy.Thank You 

inbound seo toronto
inbound seo toronto

Really i impressed. What a wonderful presentation.Now i am happy.Thank You 

seo services canada
seo services canada

Very very interesting post..I like this one. gotta bookmark this one. 

seo calgary
seo calgary

Do you need me to give you some post ideas? 

seo services
seo services

Very nice blog. I love your ideas - simple and back to basics . Great ideas 

seo packages prices
seo packages prices

Nice information presented in the post, thanks for sharing such a great post. 

Copywriting Services
Copywriting Services

I love your thought and actually believe in what you said that when you living in a small space, you need to use every piece of furniture to its maximum potential.Great post hope to see more of beautifully decorated room.

seo services packages
seo services packages

I am pretty much pleased with your good work. You put really very helpful information 

www.seoservicescanada.com
www.seoservicescanada.com

It is sure If your site depends on Google and Yahoo! placements for traffic and sales,your search engine ranking are tied.

seo company
seo company

Very helpful content, pleased I uncovered this website. Thanks. 

seo toronto
seo toronto

Very very interesting post..I like this one. gotta bookmark this one. 

Phoenix Divorce Attorney
Phoenix Divorce Attorney

The characters are very well written so you can get into their heads. I thought there was plenty of action interspersed throughout the story, but the non-action was just as good. Excellent explanation of the problem at hand and how it was discovered etc.

Six Sigma Training
Six Sigma Training

This is right that Social bookmarking is the practice of saving bookmarks to a  public Web site.I like this post.This is an amazing.I appreciate to this one.Thanks to share this blog with us.Keep it up.I will keep share in future.

Phoenix Dui Attorney
Phoenix Dui Attorney

When I came upon your site, I must say your webpage is really cool I just love the content, its outstanding ! I’m in a bit of a rush in this instance to completely read your blog but I have favorited it . I will be back when I free up some time. Bravo for a great site.

Six Sigma Training
Six Sigma Training

Very nice shared article with excellent guide.Very useful and great information as well.Thanks for sharing.Keep sharing in future too.

Eric
Eric

People II 2: Still Peoplin' is the best song title I've ever heard.

event management companies
event management companies

Awesome work.You have done a great work.I am waiting to listen your album.I like this post.You have done a great job by sharing this post with us./I like this article.Keep sharing with us.

Davidjackman27
Davidjackman27

Man you guys are the best... Congratz on working w asian man. Cant wait to hear the album! And jal is the shit!

-Jackman

Matt Spencer
Matt Spencer

I heard Gift of the Magi 2: Return of the magi a while back when AJJ was on tour. Sean started to sing that and a Neil Diamond cover, glad that song's on the album

Smugybear
Smugybear

 The Michael Jordan of Drunk Driving - Best song name ever. 

Now Trending

Phoenix Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

Clubs

Loading...