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Andrew Jackson Jihad - "Linda Ronstadt"

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Andrew Jackson Jihad comes through with an amazing new track from their forthcoming album, Christmas Island. Frontman Sean Bonnette goes through a personal story about being moved to tears by a piece of modern art--specifically, a video installation of Linda Ronstadt. Apparently, it was really beautiful. I only wish he worked the address of the museum in the song.

It's personal, but monstrous emotional moments like these that make for the best Andrew Jackson Jihad songs, and I'm pretty happy to hear that the band is keeping their ambitions high from a production standpoint. Just like with their last record, Knife Man, this track is graced with some beautiful keys and strings, bringing some nice dynamics to the table.

Look out for Christmas Island on Side One Dummy in May.