Veteran indie-pop singer-songwriter-pianist Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness has released his sprawling new single “Lying On The Hood Of Your Car” and has announced his new studio album, Tilt At The Wind No More, will be released on March 31st via Nettwerk. PRESS HERE to listen to “Lying On The Hood Of Your Car” and PRESS HERE to watch the official music video, directed and edited by Jax Anderson (Tegan & Sara, Jagwar Twin), which first premiered as an Origins feature on Consequence – PRESS HERE to read.
“For me, this song is pure nostalgia,” shares McMahon. “I made a conscious decision when I was writing it to imagine a whole world of important figures in my life lying next to me on the hood of that imagined vehicle. In one breath it’s a song about young love and in another it’s about those nights out with friends. Nights that ended in parking lot conversations about lives you might lead one day and places you might escape to if you could. I rarely build imagined worlds when I write songs but something about this one feels very much like a memory to me.”
Tilt At The Wind No More will mark the fourth full-length studio album for McMahon under his Wilderness moniker, the follow-up to 2018’s Upside Down Flowers, and his first collection for Nettwerk. The forthcoming album, produced by Tommy English (Kacey Musgraves, K.Flay, Børns) and Jeremy Hatcher (Harry Styles, Maggie Rogers, Lizzo), features his jubilant radio hit “Stars,” which peaked at #34 on the Alternative Radio chart, and recent singles “Skywriting,” co-written with K.Flay, the synth-pop “VHS,” and romantic ballad “Built To Last.” McMahon’s new songs have been featured across various DSP playlists including Spotify’s New Music Friday, The New Alt, Grade A, and Alt NOW, Apple Music’s Breaking Alternative, and Amazon Music’s Alternative Hits and Brand New Music and have received critical support from BrooklynVegan, FLOOD Magazine, Alternative Press, E! News, Entertainment Tonight, idobi Radio and more.
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness – featuring McMahon (lead vocals, piano), Bobby Anderson (guitar), Jay McMillan (drums), Mikey Wagner (bass) and Zac Clark (keys) – will celebrate the release of Tilt At The Wind No More with intimate shows at The Chain Reaction in Anaheim, California on March 30th and 31st and Rockwood Music Hall in New York City on April 4th. The band has also announced a run of May headlining tour dates that will stop in Albany, Montreal, Toronto, Milwaukee, Buffalo, and Norfolk, among others, and is set to make their debut at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 17th. See below for full list of upcoming tour dates. Presale tickets for all newly announced headlining shows will be available January 12th at 10am local time with fan club presales available for the May dates starting at 2pm ET/11am PT today (January 11th). Public on sale commences Friday, January 13th at 10am local time. Visit https://andrewmcmahon.com/pages/tour for all ticketing details and to purchase.
Over the last two decades, Andrew McMahon has successfully experienced musical rebirth many times and has consistently arrived on the other side stronger than ever. The East Coast-born, SoCal-based artist first co-founded the pop-punk outfit Something Corporate in 1998, serving as the group’s singer, pianist, and songwriter and leading the band to major chart success in the early 2000s via the albums Leaving Through The Window (2002) and North (2003). Soon after, McMahon resurfaced with the more personal solo project Jack’s Mannequin, finding success through three studio albums, with the second (The Glass Passenger, 2008) and third (People and Things, 2011) entering the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart and their debut, Everything In Transit (2005), reaching Gold status. In 2014, McMahon released his debut album under his own name and new moniker, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, featuring the breakout top 5 alternative radio singles “Cecilia and the Satellite” and “Fire Escape.” Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness has since released the hook-packed albums Zombies On Broadway (2017) and Upside Down Flowers (2018), amassing over 275 million total streams to date, performing at such marquee festivals as Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Riot Fest, and Firefly, and touring alongside the likes of Weezer, Panic! at the Disco, Gavin DeGraw, Allen Stone, and Dashboard Confessional as well as one of McMahon’s idols, Billy Joel, who he opened for on select dates this past summer. McMahon has also sold nearly 2.5 million albums across all of his musical projects, received an Emmy nomination for his work on the NBC show “Smash,” and released his memoir Three Pianos in October 2021, which is also available an audiobook read by Andrew with special musical sections that he exclusively scored for this. Additionally, in 2006, McMahon founded the Dear Jack Foundation after surviving his own battle with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL). The nonprofit charity provides impactful programming that directly benefits adolescent and young adults diagnosed with cancer in order to improve quality of life and create positive health outcomes from treatment to survivorship for patients and their families. For more information or to donate, visit: www.dearjackfoundation.org.
ANDREW MCMAHON TOUR DATES
*New dates in bold
February 8 – Brisbane City @ The Triffid
February 9 – Melbourne @ 170 Russell
February 10 – Sydney @ The Factory Theatre
March 30 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction +
March 31 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction +
April 4 – New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall +
February 25-26 – Tempe, AZ @ Innings Festival ^
May 12 – Wilmington, DE @ The Main Hall at The Queen
May 13 – Syracuse, NY @ TBA
May 14 – Portland, ME @ Aura
May 16 – Albany, NY @ Empire Live
May 17 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
May 19 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
May 20 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
May 21 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
May 23 – Fort Wayne, IN @ The Clyde Theatre
May 24 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
May 26 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
May 27-28 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Adjacent Festival ^
June 17 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival ^
October 21 – Las Vegas, NV @ When We Were Young (with Something Corporate) ^
+ indicates album release shows
^ indicates festival appearances