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Songs For 43 Presidents
Thursday July 17, 2008 @ 05:30 PM
By: Staff

Can you name all 43 American presidents? Which one is your favourite? Abraham Lincoln? George Washington? William Howard Taft? How about Franklin Pierce? You forgot about him, didn’t you? There’s a good chance you’ll have a solid knowledge of all of them come Sept. 9, when Of Great And Mortal Men: 43 Songs For 43 Presidencies hits stores through Standard Recording Company.

The three-disc collection features a song about each U.S. leader — from one George (Washington) to another (W. Bush). The songs were written by Nice Monster’s Matthew Gerken, Christian Kiefer and former Above The Orange Trees member Jefferson Pitcher. It features guest appearances by Smog’s Bill Callahan, Califone, Rosie Thomas, Low’s Alan Sparhawk, Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart, Cake’s Vince DiFiore, Mark Kozelek and others. Of Great And Mortal Men will be released as a 100-plus page hardcover book that’ll feature portraits and photographs of all 43 presidents, so you can figure out what the ones who aren’t on bills and coins look like.

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~ by jmatthewgerken on July 18, 2008.

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