ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD / THE GUNSHY: Split: 7”

While I really enjoyed the recording of Andrew Jackson Jihad’s Can’t Maintain album, I feel these songs somehow lack the raw, crucial, heart-on-sleeve dynamic of their earlier recordings. To be honest, I was really hoping for a return to their acoustic form, if only for this one 7”. Usually, their songs get immediately grafted into my psyche, but these songs slip out faster than math equations. When you flip this record, you flip the energy level as well. The Gunshy sound a lot like the Pogues with cool horns and strings. It’s cool that their second song is called “Only Sean Can Judge Me,” in reference to an awesome Andrew Jackson Jihad EP.

 –Rene Navarro (Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club)