Blink-182, Coheed and Cambria, Jack White to headline Bunbury Music Festival 2018

Blink-182, Coheed and Cambria, and Jack White are just some of the bands who make their way to Ohio in early June for this year’s Bunbury Music Festival. On Friday (Jan. 26), the Cincinnati-based music festival unveiled its lengthy and rock band-centric lineup for the 2018 incarnation of the annual event.

Blink-182 spent most of last year on the road touring behind 2016’s release, California, as well as dropping music videos for as many of the record’s tracks as possible. Much like blink, Coheed and Cambria hit the road in the spring of 2017 where they performed their third studio album, Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV: From Fear Through The Eyes of Madness, in its entirety at every show.

As for Jack White, Bunbury is another music festival that the musician will perform at during the summer months. Earlier this month, the former White Stripes frontman confirmed not only the release of his third studio album (Boarding House Reach), but also a lengthy tour which includes all his previously announced music festival appearances.

Joining blink-182, Coheed and Cambria, and White on the bill for the music festival’s seventh year will be Incubus, Royal Blood, Foster the People, Third Eye Blind, Dropkick Murphys, Young the Giant, The Front Bottoms, Peter Bjorn and John, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Fitz and the Tantrums, Misterwives, LANY, and many more.

“We are very excited about the lineup we’ve put together for 2018,” says PromoWest Productions’ Scott Stienecker in a press release. “The caliber, strength and depth of this year’s festival is attributed, in large part, to the city of Cincinnati and its continued support to make this one of the premier boutique musical festivals in the country.”

Tickets for the three-day music festival are currently available with three different ticket options to pick from. For more information, head on over to Bunbury’s website here.

Bunbury Music Festival 2018 is set to take place during the weekend of June 1-3 at the music festival’s usual location along the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati. As with previous years, the festival will encompass the entire area throughout Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove.

For now, the complete lineup for the 2018 incarnation of Bunbury Music Festival can be seen below.

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness unleash ‘So Close’

Photo by Erica Dominguez

Photo by Erica Dominguez

With a few short weeks until the release of their sophomore album, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness has unleashed another new song from the upcoming effort. On Thursday (Jan. 12), the McMahon-fronted act debuted a fourth song from the upcoming record, Zombies on Broadway. In a post to fans on the group’s official website, McMahon writes about how his enjoyment of taking risks helped the creation of “So Close,” but is also a “snapshot of life’s uncertain moments.”

“It’s no secret that I enjoy taking risks and ‘So Close’ was forged in the middle of such a moment,” begins the letter from the Jack’s Mannequin/Something Corporate head-honcho. “It was penned after the first Wilderness tour when so much in my life felt like it was on the verge of something; some great victory or defeat. It was hard at the time to tell which. There’s a nervousness that goes along with launching new projects and it creates an energy and excitement that bleeds into everything. Personal relationships, self-confidence, sleep and dreams. For me, ‘So Close’ is a snapshot of life’s uncertain moments. Moments where every breath and motion is charged with anxiety and hope, fear and fearlessness.”

Listen to “So Close” below.

“So Close” will join previously released tracks, “Walking in My Sleep,” “Brooklyn, You’re Killing Me,” and Zombies on Broadway‘s lead single, “Fire Escape” on the new record. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available on iTunes and Amazon as well as on the band’s website where CDs and vinyls will be available for purchase. Zombies on Broadway is set to be released on Feb. 10 with a North American tour to kick off a month later. The “Zombies in America” tour will begin on March 18 at the Delmar Hall in St. Louis, MO and conclude two months later on May 13 at Top Golf in Las Vegas. The complete list of tour dates can be seen here.

 

South Florida’s The Shark announces Sharkwrecked at the Riptide Music Festival

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If you were an alternative music lover growing up in South Florida in the 2000s, then you experienced the struggle of trying to find a radio station that would meet your musical needs. Between the constant loop of Top 20 hits, rap and hip-hop, and indie college stations, if you liked “alternative” music, then you were glued to your CD or mp3 player (or the iPod later on). To fill the much-complained about void, radio station 104.3 The Shark was launched in 2015, much to the delight of those people. Since then, the station has done a great job of bringing artist who would normally pass over the lower part of the Sunshine State in favor of other locations.

On Monday (Sept. 26), The Shark once again proved why they earned the title of “Best Radio Station” earlier this year during the Miami New Times‘ yearly “The Best Of” poll. During the broadcast of their daily show, “The Big Mistake” DJs Ashley O. and Toast announced the first annual Sharkwrecked at the Riptide Music Festival. The event, which will take place on Saturday Dec. 3 in Ft. Lauderdale, will feature performances by a slew of artists such as Good Charlotte, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, The Struts, Silversun Pickups, Saint Motel and many more. While unveiling the news, the station’s mass emails to the Chum Club (the name for their email subscribers) also announced that there will be “more to be announced.”

Pre-sale tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. local time. Tickets for the event will be exclusively sold on the Riptide Music Festival’s website here. For a limited-time (and while supplies last), tickets for Sharkwrecked will be $35. For more information about the event or to subscribe to the Chum Club, head on over to The Shark’s website here. Earlier this year, the radio station launched their successful first mini music festival, Undertow Jam. The show included performances by Young the Giant, The Stumbellas, Bearhands, Joywave, JR JR , Finish Ticket, and Sharkwrecked artist, The Struts.

Andrew McMahon releases lyric video for ‘Fire Escape’

Photo by Erica Dominguez

Photo by Erica Dominguez

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness recently wrapped up a massive summer tour, opening up for Panic! at the Disco and Weezer which found them traveling all over North America. During the trek, the group led by Jack’s Mannequin/Something Corporate head honcho Andrew McMahon, unveiled a brand new song titled “Fire Escape.” Now, months after debuting the song live, McMahon and company have released the official lyric video for the new track. Listen to the studio recording of “Fire Escape” below.

Taking to social media, McMahon explained in lengthy post, how a night off in a “town that’s been known to get the best of me” inspired the song.

“I’d been traveling in support of the first Wilderness album for nearly two years when I found myself with a rare weekend off in a town that’s been known to get the best of me. The acrobat, the banker, the oxblood friend; these larger than life characters are the real life squad that lead me through the boroughs, bodegas, bars, and subway stations found in the lyrics of this song.

When it was said and done the nearly illegible pocket-size notebook prose charting out adventures was curated in a high-rise studio off 49th street. The friends I made there, while writing ‘Fire Escape’ have gone on to be the collaborators in charge of bringing the full-length album to life. We bonded over the thought of old friends losing their shit in a city that doesn’t sleep, but also about the beauty of having a home to crawl back to when the sun comes out.

A number one if you will. I think it’s the realization that sometimes the party does end and in that moment where you’re standing and who you’re standing next to says a lot about what comes next. ‘Fire Escape’ is a song full of mantras from a time filled with joy and achievement, chaos, insecurity, and good friends. ‘Never go home,’ ‘We belong awake’…maybe these are words to live by. Maybe I adopted them as a credo to justify my true nature as a escapist. Whatever it is, it’s yours now. It’s my pleasure to welcome you to the party. Try not to break anything.”

Currently, “Fire Escape” is available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, and Apple Music. As of now, there is no word on whether this is a one-off single or if the track will be featured on a possible new record for the group. Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness released their debut, self-titled record back in 2014. Continuing with their never-ending touring schedule, McMahon and company will hit the North American road once more of their own headlining tour with the New Politics and the Griswolds. The complete list of tour dates can be seen here.

Panic! at the Disco brings the energy to Miami while Weezer brings the classics

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When it was announced that Panic! at the Disco and Weezer would embark on a summer tour in late 2015, it seemed like a head-scratcher. Weezer attracts the older generation who grew up in the 1990s while Panic! at the Disco’s primary fan base is made up of pre-teens, teenagers, and early 20-somethings. What may have seemed like an odd combination at first proved to be an entertaining show, to say the least. On Tuesday (June 14), the co-headlining tour made its official fourth stop at Miami’s Bayfront Park.

Opening the evening, and the full tour, was Andrew McMahon of Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin fame. The musician and his new group, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, treated the crowd to a seven-song set which featured several tracks from their debut album including “All Our Lives,” current single “High Dive,” and “Canyon Moon” which found the frontman jumping off the stage to interact with the crowd. During the set, McMahon thanked the audience for coming out to the show even after all the tragedies that had befallen on the state of Florida. The Saturday before the show (June 11), The Voice contestant Christina Grimmie was shot during a meet-and-greet with fans after her show in Orlando. The following day (June 12), a shooter went on a rampage at an Orlando nightclub killing 49 club goers. McMahon thanked the fans for not giving into fear and going out to live life to the fullest before launching into “Holiday from Real,” a song from Jack’s Mannequin’s 2005 release, Everything in Transit. The set wrapped up with the song McMahon wrote specifically for his baby daughter Cecilia, “Cecilia and the Satellite.”

Following a short set change, Panic! at the Disco took the stage. As all the members, including their newly added trio of horn players, made their way onto the stage, frontman Brendon Urie was the last one. He sauntered to his golden microphone, like he owned the place, dressed in a blue blazer, cheetah print shirt, leather pants, and a pride flag draped over his shoulders in the 100+ degree weather. They kicked off their set with one of their newer songs, “Don’t Threaten Me With a Good Time”; a threat they intended to keep. Their 18-song set mostly consisted of new songs off of their recently released album, Death of a Bachelor. Songs like “Hallelujah,” “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” “L.A. Devotee,” “Golden Days,” and more represent the new record. While the summer tour is in support of the new album, they did try to incorporate some of their older tunes into the set list like “Time to Dance” and “I Write Sins, Not Tragedies” from their debut album, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out while “Nine in the Afternoon” was the sole song to represent their sophomore effort, Pretty.Odd. “The Ballad of Mona Lisa” and “Ready to Go” represented 2011’s lukewarmly -received Vice & Virtues while “Vegas Lights,” “Miss Jackson,” and “Girls/Girls/Boys” represented 2014’s Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die.

While most of the show was on the lighter side, there were times when Urie got serious and addressed several important issues. During a speech before “Girls/Girls/Boys,” the frontman addressed the Pulse Orlando shooting, just like McMahon had earlier in the show. Urie, who is a strong supporter of the LBGTQ movement, encouraged all the LBGTQ haters in the crowd to “come at him” if they had a problem with believing that “love is love.” Later in the show, Urie got serious again before the band launched into “This is Gospel.” The singer took the time to encourage the audience members to help out anyone they might know who may be suffering from drug addiction. He then dedicated the song to former Panic! at the Disco drummer, Spencer Smith who officially left the group in 2015 following his own battle with drug addiction. But with the seriousness also came the fun and entertaining. During “Crazy = Genius,” Urie had an intense drum-off with the group’s new drummer and like their previous tour, they  serenaded the crowd with a cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The cover only confirmed the type of vocal range Urie is capable of while “Death of a Bachelor” proved that if the rock-and-roll lifestyle never panned out, Urie could have always have a second career as a lounge singer.

While Panic! at the Disco brought the high energy, Weezer undid everything the Las Vegas-based band managed to do during their set. Weezer has never been the kind of band to rely on stunts like back flips and audience banter; they let their music do the talking. Sadly, that may have been the reason why a large chunk of the sold out audience took that time to either go buy food and merchandise or just leave for the evening. With such an easily distracted crowd, it was interesting to see how the older generation fared better that those pre-teens/teenagers in the crowd. During the show, there were some instances that made you wondered if the band even wanted to be there. “(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To” is one of the band’s most energetic and bubbly songs, but instead of acting on it, they just stood there and played the song. Though their energy and interaction with the crowd was lackluster at best, it did not take away from the fact that they sounded just like their records. During their set, they made sure to incorporate many of their older songs like “Undone – The Sweater Song,” “My Name is Jonas,” “We are All on Drugs,” “Pork and Beans,” “Perfect Situation,” and “Island in the Sun” with material from their recently released record, The White Album. Tracks from the new album included “California Kids,” “L.A Girlz,” “King of the World,” and “Thank God for Girls.” During “Thank God for Girls,” a montage of powerful women played behind the band which included icons like Elizabeth Taylor, Tina Fey, Michelle Obama, Oprah, Ellen DeGeneres, and more.

Like many bands, Weezer chose to give the audience a two-song encore to complete their 17-track set list. The group retreated from the stage for a few minutes, only to return when their logo appeared against the black backdrop of the stage. As soon as they returned to face the crowd, they launched into “El Scorcho” from Pinkerton. “El Scorcho” was followed by the one song the vast majority (if not all) of the audience was waiting for; “Buddy Holly.” For the first time since their set kicked off, you could hear the crowd singing in unison “Oo-ee-oo I look just like Buddy Holly,” almost drowning out the band. As the song reached the last notes, confetti was blasted to the crowd. The blast of confetti was so powerful that it was still raining down on exiting audience members ten minutes later.

Whether you were there for Andrew McMahon, Panic! at the Disco, Weezer, or just because you had nothing better to do, it was definitely a fun way to bring in the summer concert season to South Florida.

Panic! at the Disco to Hit the Road with Weezer

What is a band to do after they release their highly anticipated new album after months of dropping new songs? Well, announced a major summer tour of course. On Friday (Jan. 15), Panic! at the Disco did just that when they announced they would be hitting the road in support of their recently released fifth studio album. The Las Vegas-based band also announced that they will be hitting the road alongside Weezer while Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness will be the special guest for most of the trek.

The co-headlining tour will begin on June 10 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, TX.  After being on the road for about two months, the excursion will end on Aug. 6 at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA. Pre-sales for the summer tour will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 10 am local time. General admission tickets will then go on sale beginning on Friday, Jan. 22. The complete list of summer tour dates can be seen below.

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PANIC! AT THE DISCO/WEEZER SUMMER 2016 TOUR:

June 10 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 11 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater*
June 12 – New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
June 14 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater
June 15 – Tampa, FL @ Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheater
June 16 – Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
June 19 – Daniel Island, SC @ Volvo Cars Stadium
June 20 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
June 21 – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheater
June 22 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
June 24 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
June 25 – Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands PAC
June 26 – Scranton, PA @ Pavilion at Montage Mountain
June 28 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook
June 30 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 01 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
July 02 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 05 – Camden, PA @ BB&T Pavilion
July 06 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 08 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 09 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest – Marcus Amphitheater
July 10 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 12 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
July 13 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
July 15 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
July 16 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheater*
July 17 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
July 19 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 20 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
July 22 – Brandon, SD @ Badlands Motor Speedway*
July 23 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Hotel & Casino Council Bluffs – Stir Cove*
July 24 – Englewood, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
July 26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
July 28 – Burnaby, BC @ Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park
July 29 – Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park
July 30 – Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield
July 31 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre*
August 02 – Phoenix, AZ @ AK-Chin Pavilion
August 03 – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre*
August 05 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
August 06 – Irvine, CA @ Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre

* Weezer and Panic! At The Disco only

Panic! at the Disco’s new studio album, Death of a Bachelor, was released last Friday, Jan. 15 through Fueled by Ramen/DCD2. As for Weezer, the California band recently confirmed that they will be releasing a brand new album this year. Speculation of a new album began late last year when they released two new song, “Thank God for Girls” and “Do You Wanna Get High?,” but never elaborated further than that.

The band’s new album will be the latest addition to their self-titled series. The White Album will join 1994’s The Blue Album and 2001’s The Green Album. According to the band, The White Album is scheduled to be released on April 1.

Listen to New Politics’ Stripped Down “West End Kids”

If you have ever seen New Politics live, you would know first hand that their shows are usually full of more energy than someone who had drunk a lethal combination of Red Bull and Monster energy drinks. But did you ever imagine that you would see the day the Danish trio would put the energy to the side and give a stripped-down, piano version of one of their songs? Well, the band did just that recently and uploaded a stripped down version of their current single, “West End Kids.”

Watch the video of the piano rendition of “West End Kids” below.

“West End Kids” is the lead single from New Politics’ latest album, Vikings, which was released earlier this month through DCD2. In support of the new album, New Politics will be heading out on a fall tour with Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness and The Griswolds. The tour will kick off on Oct. 13 at the Sodo Showbox in Seattle and wrap up a month and a half later on Nov. 28 at the Fillmore in Philadelphia.

The full list of tour dates can be seen below.

ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS FALL 2015 TOUR DATES:

10/13 – Seattle, WA @ Sodo Showbox**
10/14 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue
10/16 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater**
10/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
10/18 – Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theater
10/20 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
10/21 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto
10/23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex
10/26 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
10/27 – Announcing Soon
10/28 – Announcing Soon
10/30 – Announcing Soon
10/31 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues**
11/01 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s**
11/03 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
11/04 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
11/07 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
11/08 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
11/09 – Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
11/11 – Announcing Soon*
11/12 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery
11/13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
11/14 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
11/15 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
11/17 – Washington, DC @ Echo Stage
11/18 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
11/20 – Announcing Soon
11/21 – Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
11/22 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
11/24 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland
11/25 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
11/27 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
11/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Fillmore

*Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness ONLY
**NO The Griswolds

Fashion Meets Music Festival Announce 2015 Daily Schedules

Ohio’s Fashion Meets Music Festival is slated to kick off its second year in early September, and with less than a month before the world of music and fashion combine to put on a heck of a show, festival organizers have unveiled the daily schedules for the two day festival.

The official list of artists for this year’s event was released back in March and included a mix of acts from different genres to give everyone a little bit of something to look forward to. Young the Giant, Ludacris, AWOLNATION, Taking Back Sunday, O.A.R, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, St. Vincent, and many more will hit one of the four stages at the festival.

The complete daily line-up for the festival can be seen below, so make sure to plan accordingly so you can see everyone that you want.

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The Fashion Meets Music Festival is slated to take place during Labor Day weekend (Sept.5-6) at Columbus’ Arena District. Tickets for the festival are still on sale, but unlike last year, all the events are ticketed; last year there was a mix of ticketed and non-ticketed events which probably led to major headaches.

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness Announces Fall Tour

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While news broke yesterday (June 22) that there is a possibility that Jack’s Mannequin will reunite to go on tour to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their breakout record, Everything in Transit, frontman Andrew McMahon revealed today that he will be going back on tour this Fall with his new group, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness.

While this is probably not the kind of tour announcement Jack’s fans were hoping for, it’s still McMahon going on tour and last time we saw them, they performed “Dark Blue,” from EIT, so something is definitely something.

McMahon will be hitting the road with Denmark’s New Politics whose new album, Vikings is set to be released in August. Also hitting the road with the two groups are Australian four-piece, The Griswolds. For those going to see The Griswolds, pay close attention to the tour schedule below because there are a few tour stops they will not be playing.

The tour is slated to begin on Oct. 13 at the Sodo Showbox in Seattle and wrap up a month and a half later on Nov. 28 at the Fillmore in Philadelphia.There are currently five “announcing soon” spots on the tour schedule, so if your town is not on the list, then maybe it will be coming soon.

Check out the complete tour schedule.

 

ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS FALL 2015 TOUR DATES:

10/13 – Seattle, WA @ Sodo Showbox**
10/14 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue
10/16 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater**
10/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
10/18 – Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theater
10/20 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
10/21 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto
10/23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex
10/26 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
10/27 – Announcing Soon
10/28 – Announcing Soon
10/30 – Announcing Soon
10/31 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues**
11/01 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s**
11/03 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
11/04 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
11/07 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
11/08 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
11/09 – Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
11/11 – Announcing Soon*
11/12 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery
11/13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
11/14 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
11/15 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
11/17 – Washington, DC @ Echo Stage
11/18 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
11/20 – Announcing Soon
11/21 – Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
11/22 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
11/24 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland
11/25 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
11/27 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
11/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Fillmore

*Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness ONLY
**NO The Griswolds

Watch Andrew McMahon Use Toy Instruments for “Cecilia and the Satellite”

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At this point, we’re sure that everyone has fallen in love with Andrew McMahon at some point in his lengthy career whether it was while he was part of Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin or when he does his solo stuff.

Today, McMahon had added another “aw” to his column when he released a special version of his newest song, “Cecilia and the Satellite.”

Taking inspiration from Jimmy Fallon and the Roots, McMahon decided to play the song using nothing but toy instruments. In the clip, you see him playing a tiny pink piano, a xylophone, a tambourine, and what we think is a baby maraca (we’re not so sure).

Check out the new version of “Cecilia and the Satellite” and try not to let your heart melt and a tear come from your eye when you remember the song was written for his baby daughter.

“Cecilia and the Satellite” is the first single off Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness’ self-titled debut record.