Alternative Press has an exclusive stream of a new song from Andrew Jackson Jihad. “Hate, Rain On Me” will appear on their forthcoming album Knife Man. Purists beware, there’s not much “folk” going on in this particular folk-punk track. On the Who-referencing “Hate, Rain On Me”, blistering electric guitars leads and harmonies take the place of the heavily strummed acoustic guitars that defined most earlier Andrew Jackson Jihad tracks. Despite the change in sound, this song is excellent. It features some distinctively self-loathing lyrics, sung by a surprisingly in-tune (generally speaking) Sean Bonnette.
Clocking it at just over two minutes, “Hate, Rain On Me” is just short enough to make you want to click that play button a few more times at least. I can’t wait for the new album. Click the link above to check it out over at Alternative Press.
Oh yeah, and Cymbals Eats Guitars put out a new song as well. It’s called “Rifle Eyesight (Proper Name).” It sounds like Sonic Youth + Pavement + whatisthisidon’teven. It is very good as well. From their new album Lenses Alien, out August 22.