Jack’s Mannequin are out with the official video for their single ‘Release Me’. The song comes off of the Orange County, California rock band’s third studio album ‘People and Things’. The video, directed by Michael J. Goldberg and Matt Campbell, uses a fan-swoon-inducing format featuring Andrew McMahon, a green screen and some cyclical social commentary.
Jack’s Mannequin released ‘People and Things’ last October. Andrew McMahon described the album as a “final installment to a three-part story,” preceded by successes, ‘Everything in Transit’, and ‘The Glass Passenger’.
Simon Young of Kerrang! spoke with Jack’s Mannequin frontman Andrew McMahon backstage at Reading just after they got off stage, finding out about the difficulties of touring with proper pianos, how he feels playing at festivals, the background of his live band, what fans in the UK can expect from their shows, and who else on the lineup he plans on seeing. Watch it via YouTube below.
Jack’s Mannequin are out with the video to their new single ‘Swim’, the second release from the Los Angeles rock group’s second studio album ‘The Glass Passenger’. The inspirational clip features fans, family, and friends of the band as well as fan-submitted artwork that represents any message behind the word “swim.” Watch the Steven Murashige video below.
Jack’s Mannequin are out with an internet version of their ‘Swim’ video, featuring live footage from their last tour. The track is the second release from the Andrew McMahon fronted piano rock group’s second album ‘The Glass Passenger’, out now on Sire Records. Watch below.
Andrew McMahon of Jack’s Mannequin performed a live set from the CD101 Big Room in Columbus, Ohio on April 14th. Watch McMahon singing ‘Swim’, ‘The Mixtape’ and ‘The Resolution’ below.
Andrew McMahon of Jack’s Mannequin spoke with Australia’s Time Off magazine about how his schedule for their second album ‘The Glass Passenger’ is a lot different than it was with their 2005 debut ‘Everything in Transit’, where the 26-year-old was in the hospital having a bone marrow transplant to beat leukemia the week of its release. “Yeah, I forgot how hard it is to promote a record,” McMahon admitted, laughing. “It’s a lot easier than being in a hospital room, that’s for sure, but I kind of laugh because I got kind of comfortable with the idea that I could be on the road and not have to talk to anybody and just hang out before a show and now it’s like I’m on the phone all day and running around and putting my greasy mug on a camera. It’s tough work but it’s nice to be able to be out there and stand behind what we’ve created and really get to talk about it. It’s a necessary evil to making records. Do I love promoting albums? I’d be lying if I said yes. Do I love shooting music videos? No. I love making music but it’s what makes it possible for me to make music. You take it with the good and at the end of the day you get to meet a lot of people as a result.”
The full story at timeoff.com.au has since been removed.
Jack’s Mannequin posted footage from the making of ‘The Resolution’ music video, off the band’s album ‘The Glass Passenger’. Singer Andrew McMahon introduced the clip along with the video’s director Stephenie Meyer and provided narration throughout. Watch the clip below the cut. (more…)
Alex Greenwald of Phantom Planet performs an acoustic version of their song ‘Ship Lost At Sea’ in Asbury Park, New Jersey while on The Final Riot! Summer Tour with Paramore and Jack’s Mannequin.
Jack’s Mannequin performed at the Electric Factory on February 20th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Check out pictures from WireImage.
Jack’s Mannequin performed at Sloss Furnace in Birmingham, Alabama on Friday (August 4). Watch performances of ‘La La Lie’ and ‘Bruised’ at YouTube.