July 28, 2011 – Los Angeles, CA – Andrew Jackson Jihad have announced the release of their fourth studio album, Knife Man, on September 20 via Asian Man Records.  The band has debuted a new track, “Hate, Rain on me,” today exclusively at

At their core, Andrew Jackson Jihad is a band made up of a social worker and a gravedigger. Starting in 2004 and hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, these two men have been making music that attempts to understand and explain human nature. The music focuses on the horrid and beautiful ways that people treat each other, as well as the possibility that one day we will be able to reconcile this.


Typically playing live as a two-person band (Sean Bonnette: guitar, vocals. Ben Gallaty: upright bass, vocals), Andrew Jackson Jihad’s show is a cathartic experience that invites the audience to sing along. With the energy of a punk band, they blaze through song after song, stopping occasionally to interact with their audience. Their lyrics are tragic yet humorous, crass yet intelligent, heartbreaking yet uplifting. One listener has described the music as “sad in the key of happy.”


Their new album, Knife Man, is a record about love, poverty, violence, luck, discrimination, homelessness and Phoenix, Arizona. Recorded by their longtime engineer jalipaz at audioconfusion, Andrew Jackson Jihad formed an Arizona all-star band, borrowing members from ROAR, Doth, French Quarter, Swell… Adios, and Malakai. The Knife Man sessions have yielded Andrew Jackson Jihad’s most cohesive and driving album yet.


Andrew Jackson Jihad has played shows with The Gaslight Anthem, Xiu Xiu, Titus Andronicus, Against Me!, and Deer Tick among many others. They are about to embark on a six-week full U.S./ full Canada tour as the main support act for Frank Turner.

Knife Man Tracklisting:

1.      The Michael Jordan of Drunk Driving

2.      Gift of the Magi 2: Return of the Magi

3.      American Tune

4.      Back Pack

5.      Distance

6.      Fucc the Devil

7.      Hate, Rain on me

8.      If you have Love in your Heart

9.      No One

10.   Sad Songs (intermission)

11.   Zombie by the Cranberries by Andrew Jackson Jihad

12.   People II 2: Still Peoplin’

13.   Sorry Bro

14.   Skate Park

15.   Free Bird

16.   Big Bird


Tour Dates:

Sept 20 – Danbury, CT – Heirloom Arts Theater

Sept 21 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

Sept 22 – Millvale, PA – Mr Smalls

Sept 23 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar

Sept 24 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club

Sept 25 – West Colombia, SC – New Brookland Tavern

Sept 27 – Orlando, FL – The Social

Sept 28 – Gainesville, FL – Double Down

Sept 29 – Ft. Laouderdale, FL – Culture Room

Sept 30 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar

Oct 1 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade

Oct 3 – Austin, TX – Emo’s

Oct 4 – Dallas, TX – The Loft

Oct 5 – Oklahoma City, OK – Conservatory

Oct 6 – Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar

Oct 7 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater

Oct 8 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad

Oct 10 – Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room

Oct 11 – Pomona, CA – Glass House

Oct 12 – San Diego, CA – Soma

Oct 13 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theater

Oct 14 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s

Oct 15 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater

Oct 16 – Seattle, WA – Neumos

Oct 17 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Caberet

Oct 19 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room

Oct 20 – Calgary, AB – Republik

Oct 21 – Regina, SK – The Exchange

Oct 22 – Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Center

Oct 23 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock

Oct 25 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall

Oct 26 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge

Oct 27 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick

Oct 28 – Toronto, ON – The Phoenix

Oct 29 – Montreal, QC – Corona

Oct 30 – Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s

Oct 31 – Quebec City, QC – Cercle

Nov 2 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East

Nov 3 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

Nov 4 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts


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