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7th December 2011

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Andrew Jackson Jihad and Jeffrey Lewis Join Tallahassee Turns Ten
We are extremely lucky to get to contribute to Tallahassee Turns Ten, a covers album made in tribute to the first Mountain Goats album I (Sean) ever heard. I remember it like it was yesterday. Some time in 2005, my girlfriend told me that she had heard a band that reminded her of a smarter, better version of my band. This band was the Mountain Goats. We went to Zia Records together and I found Tallahassee. Mountain Goats fever struck our group of friends and has been plaguing us ever since.
Ben and I have gotten to see the Mountain Goats 4 times, once accompanied by the amazing Peter Hughes, once with Franklin Bruno on piano, and twice solo at the Harvest of Hope and Plan-it-X fest respectively. The latter occasion was amazing, JD had such a grip on the audience (600 people!) that he unplugged his guitar and finished the set without amplification.
I’m sure it can go without saying that The Mountain Goats have inspired us. We have learned many things from this music, and have become a better band by taking note of how John Darnielle conducts himself. Good style. Always classy. Jovial yet firm.
The guy on the right half of the picture is Jeffrey Lewis, another tremendous songwriter. I have had the pleasure of seeing him play twice now, and I believe in him. He is one of the good guys, as my grandfather would say.
thanks for reading! read below to find out more about this awesome project. :-)
tallahasseeturnsten:

Andrew Jackson Jihad and Jeffrey Lewis Join Tallahassee Turns Ten
Phoenix band Andrew Jackson Jihad are known nationwide for their energetic folk-punk and their DIY work ethic. Jeffrey Lewis has been praised by Will Oldham, Jens Lekman, and Jarvis Cocker for his songwriting, especially his literate, often absurd lyrics. In 2008, Lewis illustrated a “comic book press kit” for The Mountain Goats’ album Heretic Pride. Both are now a part of Tallahassee Turns Ten.
Jeffrey Lewis will be covering “See America Right” and Andrew Jackson Jihad will tackle “Alpha Rats Nest”.  Anyone else excited about this? If you haven’t already, you can back the kickstarter here. Just $5 will get you a digital download of the whole thing.

Andrew Jackson Jihad and Jeffrey Lewis Join Tallahassee Turns Ten

We are extremely lucky to get to contribute to Tallahassee Turns Ten, a covers album made in tribute to the first Mountain Goats album I (Sean) ever heard. I remember it like it was yesterday. Some time in 2005, my girlfriend told me that she had heard a band that reminded her of a smarter, better version of my band. This band was the Mountain Goats. We went to Zia Records together and I found Tallahassee. Mountain Goats fever struck our group of friends and has been plaguing us ever since.

Ben and I have gotten to see the Mountain Goats 4 times, once accompanied by the amazing Peter Hughes, once with Franklin Bruno on piano, and twice solo at the Harvest of Hope and Plan-it-X fest respectively. The latter occasion was amazing, JD had such a grip on the audience (600 people!) that he unplugged his guitar and finished the set without amplification.

I’m sure it can go without saying that The Mountain Goats have inspired us. We have learned many things from this music, and have become a better band by taking note of how John Darnielle conducts himself. Good style. Always classy. Jovial yet firm.

The guy on the right half of the picture is Jeffrey Lewis, another tremendous songwriter. I have had the pleasure of seeing him play twice now, and I believe in him. He is one of the good guys, as my grandfather would say.

thanks for reading! read below to find out more about this awesome project. :-)

tallahasseeturnsten:

Andrew Jackson Jihad and Jeffrey Lewis Join Tallahassee Turns Ten

Phoenix band Andrew Jackson Jihad are known nationwide for their energetic folk-punk and their DIY work ethic. Jeffrey Lewis has been praised by Will Oldham, Jens Lekman, and Jarvis Cocker for his songwriting, especially his literate, often absurd lyrics. In 2008, Lewis illustrated a “comic book press kit” for The Mountain Goats’ album Heretic Pride. Both are now a part of Tallahassee Turns Ten.

Jeffrey Lewis will be covering “See America Right” and Andrew Jackson Jihad will tackle “Alpha Rats Nest”. Anyone else excited about this? If you haven’t already, you can back the kickstarter here. Just $5 will get you a digital download of the whole thing.

  1. smashingstrokes reblogged this from andrewjacksonjihad and added:
    This is a thing now?! Woot!
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  4. shaaaretheloooad reblogged this from megachiropteran and added:
    YAY my friend told me about this tonight. EXCITING
  5. nikkihattaway reblogged this from andrewjacksonjihad and added:
    So many of my favorite people involved in one post!
  6. thesefewpresidents reblogged this from andrewjacksonjihad and added:
    Well, this is exciting!
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    Tears. Actual tears.
  9. coolfuneral reblogged this from andrewjacksonjihad and added:
    Sean I am so excited that you guys are on boardddddd
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    Andrew Jackson Jihad and Jeffrey Lewis Join Tallahassee Turns Ten Phoenix band Andrew Jackson Jihad are known nationwide...
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