President’s Day Twofer – “Andrew Jackson” by 43 Presidents w/Califone and “William Howard Taft” by The Two Man Gentlemen Band

I was going to take the day off from posting but then the universe conspired to place these songs in my proverbial virtual lap. “Andrew Jackson” is a song off the forthcoming disc called Of Great And mortal Men: 43 Songs About 43 U.S. Presidencies (lots more info about the project here via Pitchfork).

In a nutshell these 43 songs were written as part of a song writing exercise undertaken by Christian Kiefer, Jefferson Pritcher and Mathew Gerken. The song below has studio contributions from Califone. The songs on the 3 disc set should follow these individuals earlier works, much like “Andrew Jackson” does, that means experimental folk that doesn’t ramble but now is reigned in somewhat with a structure provided by the 43 President’s project.

Andrew Jackson [Download]

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The Two Man Gentlemen Band play an antiquated but very lively form of 20′s kazoo and banjo powered speakeasy folk-jazz. This song is the single off their recently released cd Heavy Petting.

William Howard Taft [Download]

“William Howard Taft”

2 Responses to “President’s Day Twofer – “Andrew Jackson” by 43 Presidents w/Califone and “William Howard Taft” by The Two Man Gentlemen Band”

  1. That motherfucker Andrew Jackson had badass hair even as a young man. (Thanks for mentioning our little project!)

  2. Smansmith says:

    This is going to be really good to be officially released – amazing project!