Calling all Andrew McMahon fans: This show intends to pay tribute to all of the music Andrew has helped create in a song-by-song format. With a 20+ year-long music career spread among 3 different musical projects, Andrew is not only a musician, he is also a cancer survivor, philanthropist, and family man.
Beginning with Something Corporate, formed with some friends from high school, Andrew established himself as a pop punk icon in the early 2000s. The band set themselves apart from the rest of the scene incorporating a piano into the popular pop/punk sound. Following three records and countless tours, Andrew went on to form a new project called Jack’s Mannequin. This new direction allowed him to lean more into the piano pop/rock side of his music. While many of his original fans came along for the ride, he also gained an entirely new fanbase with his next three records and extensive world touring. This project helped boost his resume from a pop/punk frontman to a serious songwriter. His latest music venture is Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. Largely intended and referred to as his “solo project”, the majority of writing and instrumentation is done by Andrew himself, in partnership with co-writers, producers, and other collaborators. He has released three albums under the Wilderness moniker and has written some of his most prolific work yet. His wife and daughter have toured along with him for years and he has not taken much of a break in recent years between touring heavily and writing and releasing new music. Using his public voice for philanthropy,, he has formed the Dear Jack Foundation, which raises funds to help ease life for those suffering through cancer treatment and offering survivors a positive outlook for the future.
Inspired by his experiences in his three bands, his contributions to soundtracks, and his collaborations over the years with other musicians, Andrew has established himself as an artist for his generation. Come along for the ride as each song in his catalog is explored, discussed, and evaluated. Please subscribe if you are a fan of Andrew McMahon’s work or even a fan of music discussion in general.
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5. Canyon Moon
Join us as we explore the dark story of a woman who drove out to the desert and where she ended, no one knew. Hypatekt, a musician and producer, who hosts the EDM Obscura podcast helps us dissect the music and lyrics.
EDM Obscura podcast with Hypatekt - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1522290726
Acoustic live version on youtube - https://youtu.be/Ha1RnYuCRls
Live full band version on youtube - https://youtu.be/GSdH0XuQIsk
4. Annie Use Your Telescope
Learn about the songwriting and the chapter in Andrew's life that inspired this song. We welcome Jarred from the Monsters and Multiclass podcast as he contributes this thoughts on what makes this song memorable.
Jarred’s Podcast: https://monstersandmulticlass.com/
Acoustic version: https://youtu.be/C5-m3JTz7tU
This is our first song discussed from Andrew's newest musical venture. Learn the story behind the song and some behind-the-scenes information about the making of this song.
Mike Viola's resume: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Viola
Hidden Jams article: https://hiddenjams.com/2014/10/14/review-andrew-mcmahon-in-the-wilderness/
Wiux article: https://wiux.org/read/andrew-mcmahon-in-the-wilderness-andrew-mcmahon-in-the-wilderness/
2. Miss Delaney
Learn about the inspiration for the song Miss Delaney. Explore the lyrics, the sound, and the memories that come along with the song. And what the heck is a theremin?
EW article: https://ew.com/article/2005/08/26/something-corporates-andrew-mcmahon-fights-cancer/
B-side Bonanza: https://youtu.be/jEzohCI4M6g
Arin's company: https://fonzie.la/
Detroit show, March 2019: https://youtu.be/qt5HUfUdu8k
Festival performance: https://youtu.be/ZaAKTNyfzQo
1. I Woke Up In A Car
The Something Corporate track "I Woke Up In A Car" will be discussed and evaluated. Learn the origins of the song and pick up some fun facts along the way!
Music Videos: https://youtu.be/2iCGJoEFxdY
Live from Ventura DVD: https://youtu.be/7Y7nef3AEso
Bunbury Music Festival 2018: http://promowesttv.co; m/artist/andrew-mcmahon/
Play this song on piano: https://www.amchords.com/piano/something-corporate/i-woke-up-in-a-car
0. Introduction to the Show
In this episode, learn the intent and format of the show, a brief history of Andrew McMahon's music career, and an introduction of what's to come! Stick around for some great song discussion on each episode to come!