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Random Cover Song: Andrew Jackson Jihad – “2 Headed Boy” (Neutral Milk Hotel)

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.

Today, we’ve got Phoenix folk punk duo Andrew Jackson Jihad covering “2 Headed Boy” by alt folk stars Neutral Milk Hotel, released on their 2009 “Under The Influence” split with Cobra Skulls on Suburban Home Records. Check it out here, along with the original.



Against Me! adds U.S., Australia, European tour dates

Against Me! have added a slew of festival dates to their schedule through January, and will be extensively hitting up the West Coast with Andrew Jackson Jihad and Joyce Manor, as well as parts of Europe and Australia later on.

Check out all confirmed appearances here. All three bands recently collaborated to make Andrew Jackson Jihad’s first music video, “Gift Of The Magi 2: Return Of The Magi,” directed by Andrew Seward of Against Me!.



Against Me announce West Coast tour dates with Joyce Manor and Andrew Jackson Jihad

Following Against Me‘s September 2nd performance at Fuck Yeah Fest, they will be playing several shows up and down the West Coast. Support on all dates will be from Andrew Jackson Jihad and Joyce Manor. See the cities and dates here.

Tickets go on-sale later this week.



Random Cover Song: Bomb The Music Industry! – “Little Brother” (Andrew Jackson Jihad)

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.

Today we’ve got indie punk/ska cult legends Bomb The Music Industry! covering the incredibly sad tune “Little Brother” by indie folk punk duo Andrew Jackson Jihad. Listen to both versions here.



Music Video: Andrew Jackson Jihad “Gift Of The Magi 2”

Phoenix folk/punk duo Andrew Jackson Jihad have premiered a comical music video for their song “Gift Of The Magi 2” and you can give it a gander right here.

The song appears on the bands latest album, “Knife Man”, released last year via Asian Man Records.



Andrew Jackson Jihad announce additional North American tour dates

Phoenix folk/punk duo Andrew Jackson Jihad have announced additional North American tour dates. The additional dates will kick off in early April, and feature Joyce Manor and Treasure Fleet.

You can check out all of the tour dates and locations here.

Andrew Jackson Jihad’s “Knife Man” was released last year via Asian Man Records.



Interview: Andrew Jackson Jihad discuss “Knife Man,” kazoos, being the Tom Waits of STD’s

Arizona folk punk duo Andrew Jackson Jihad finished 2011 with a bang: They released their 4th studio album “Knife Man” on Asian Man Records in September and proceeded on a national tour with Frank Turner and Into It. Over It. Near the end of it all, Sean (guitar, vocals) and Ben (bass, drums) stood in an alley with me for an hour on a freezing cold Wisconsin night to discuss their latest release, touring with Frank Turner, and much more.

Read it all here.



Andrew Jackson Jihad heading out on their first full band tour

Legends in the making Andrew Jackson Jihad of Phoenix are heading out on their first FULL BAND tour, and you can check out the dates right here!

Covering the West Coast, Mid West, and a little bit of Canada, the tour runs from March 8th in San Francisco and ends up March 26th in Hollywood.  The tour will also feature Laura Stevenson and the Cans, and ROAR from Arizona.

Andrew Jackson Jihad most recently released “Knife Man” on Asian Man Records last year, and if I had a dollar for every top ten list it ended up on, I could retire.



DS Staff Picks – Top 10 Albums of 2011 (Carson)

If 2011 could be summed up in a sentence, it’d be a question: What is punk anymore? Fast, three chord, down-strummed-to-oblivion rock songs are no longer the genres qualifiers. 2011 will be remembered as the year punk rock became less definable, more flexible, and ultimately more dangerous.

Check out my list here.



DS Staff Picks – Best Albums of 2011 (Connor)

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I’m Connor, a member of the DS writing staff and I’m here with my list for the best of 2011 in punk. As always, a salute and tip o’ the hat to every single artist in all genres who independently or self-released an album this year and for working hard to keep music a humble and honest form of art. Another thanks goes to my fellow writers here, who are among the most talented and foul-mouthed people I’ve had the pleasure of writing with.

The list!



Free New Music: Andrew Jackson Jihad – “This Is Not A War”

Inspired by the ongoing Occupy movement, Phoenix folk/punk duo Andrew Jackson Jihad have penned a new song entitled “This Is Not A War.” To read more of what AJJ’s Sean Bonnette has to say about the inspiration behind the song, head to the band’s tumblr page. To skip the reading and get straight to the rocking, click here.

Andrew Jackson Jihad’s “Knife Man” was released last year via Asian Man Records, and has garnered some “best of the year” love from Dying Scene readers and staffers.



Andrew Jackson Jihad perform songs for Daytrotter

Andrew Jackson Jihad performed their songs “Heartilation,” “Hate, Rain On Me,” and “Roll Another Number” for Daytrotter.

You can listen to the performances here.

The band’s most recent album, “Knife Man,” was released this fall on Asian Man Records. For a Dying Scene review of that album, head over here.



Photo Gallery: Frank Turner and Andrew Jackson Jihad

Click here to view some photos taken by DS contributing photographer Hilary Swift of the Milwaukee, WI stop of the  Frank Turner/Andrew Jackson Jihad tour.

Both bands released new material this year: Frank Turner with “England Keep My Bones” and Andrew Jackson Jihad with “Knife Man.” Read DS reviews of those albums here and here, respectively.

To view the recent Streetlight Manifesto/Reel Big Fish photo collection, click here.



Random Cover Song: “Ziggy Stardust” (David Bowie) – Andrew Jackson Jihad

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.

Today we have for you Phoenix folk-punk duo Andrew Jackson Jihad covering David Bowie’s hit “Ziggy Stardust,” released on their 2009 tour EP “Operation Stackola.” Fun fact: The album title is directly borrowed from the smash-hitting 1995 album by the hip-hop duo Luniz, and it completely shows in the artwork. To listen to the cover and laugh at the comparative cover art, click here.

The band’s most recent album, “Knife Man,” was released this fall on Asian Man Records. For a Dying Scene review of that album, head over here.



Videos: Frank Turner, City & Colour, The Revival Tour (Fallon, Ragan, etc) and Andrew Jackson Jihad cover Neil Young

I’m taking a bit of editorial liberty with this one, but it’s the weekend, so what the hell. Today is Neil Young’s 66th birthday. The legendary singer/songwriter has had an impact felt along many (if not most) genres, and the punk scene is certainly no exception. In honor of Uncle Neil, here are video performances of a few of our favorites covering some of his tunes.