Over the last 15 years, Phoenix, AZ’s AJJ (fka Andrew Jackson Jihad) has achieved incredible success solely on the back of their songwriting, and the uncompromising clarity of their lyrics. They just got back from a very long tour (50 sold out shows) across the U.S., Canada, UK and Europe, in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of their album People Who Can Eat People Are the Luckiest People in the World. And while that album remains a high water mark in the folk-punk genre, the has grown considerably in the last decade.
After two diverse full lengths for SideOneDummy (two of their best yet), AJJ now bring us Ugly Spiral: Lost Works 2012-2016, a collection of never-before-heard studio cuts (like opener “Space and Time,” and the incendiary “Blood, Hatred, Money, and Rage”), live favorites, songs previously only available on vinyl, and alternate takes of album highlights.
Ugly Spiral: Lost Works 2012-2016 is streaming everywhere and is also available to pre-order on vinyl here https://lnk.to/UglySpiralWE