Andrew Jackson Jihad have announced that they are officially shortening their name to AJJ. Here’s an excerpt from the band’s Facebook post explaining the change:
“The two biggest reasons for this are:
1.) We are not Muslims, and as such, it is disrespectful and irresponsible for us to use the word jihad in our band’s name.
2.) We no longer wish to be a living reminder of president Andrew Jackson. Interesting historical figure as he was, he was an odious person and our fascination with him has grown stale.”
You can read the whole post here.
Meanwhile, the band have also shared a new song titled “Now That I’m at the Top of My Game.” The song will appear on the band’s upcoming studio album, and you can listen to it below. No other information has been released on the new album yet, but we’ll keep you posted.
AJJ last released Christmas Island on May 6, 2014 through SideOneDummy Records.