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.
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”