Andrew Jackson Jihad's new album, Christmas Island, is scheduled for release on May 6th.
Christmas Island, the 5th album proper from Phoenix, Arizona’s Andrew Jackson Jihad, is a little bit silly, a little bit serious. It’s a record that’s irreverent yet somber, full of humor and full of pathos, its twelve songs combining the two to create a record that truly cuts right to the bone of the human condition.
HARD GIRLS - Hard Girls have a lot to live up to. The three members represent most of San Jose's unsung punk rock heroes Shinobu and Pteradon who have continued to live in the town. They also represent 3/4 of Jesse Michaels' new band, Classics of Love. Not surprisingly, their first EP is totally awesome and lives up to the precedent that has been set forth, mixing minimal sunny indie rock with furious spastic punk rock and everything between - QuoteUnQuoteRecords
DOGBRETH - Listening to Dogbreth's acoustic pop punk (think Dead Milkmen with a touch of They Might Be Giants), one is immediately struck by the absence of artifice in Jemsek's songwriting. The oldest song on Chookie is "Love Staff," and it's filled with zinger simple-truth lines that folk artists thrice his age bust their heads to come up with to sound sage-worthy but seldom do.