"Christmas Island," the fifth album proper from Phoenix, AZ's Andrew Jackson Jihad, is a little bit silly, a little bit serious. It's a record that's irreverent yet somber, full of humor and full of pathos, its twelve songs combining the two to create a record that truly cuts right to the bone of the human condition. The band has spent the past few years touring with the likes of Frank Turner, The Gaslight Anthem, Xiu Xiu, Neutral Milk Hotel, Against Me! and Deer Tick among others. Vinyl version includes download card.