I put on Andrew Jackson Jihad’s “Can’t Maintain” for the drive to work this morning. And it’s been love at first listen.
Mr. Jackson is a lot of The Mountain Goats–lo-fi, fast guitar, always played slightly out of tune–singing a thousand thousand stories of inner fears and minor incidents–a little of The Extraordinaires–playing upbeat, romping rollicks–and an acerbic dash of Modest Mouse’s lyrical style. Wikipedia notes that “Andrew Jackson Jihad has obtained much coverage for their songs about “serial killers, cigarettes, child abuse, and a vengeful Jesus”
Check him out. And check out his tour schedule. He plays in Denver tonight.
“I don’t have a drinking problem / But I have a drinking solution / I don’t think I ever learned to to think.”