Okay, the album is out and from what I'm hearing, it's doing really well. If anybody wants to submit a review, I would really appreciate it.
Also, check out JM's myspace. JM is competing with Fall Out Boy to get the most views on their profile page. Go and look around, and go every once in a while and check for updates, too. The more you look at it, the better. ;)
Coming up, I can't give you too many details yet, but I will have a link to a contest in which you make your own mixtape and submit it for a chance to win a trip to Venice, CA. It's gonna be a cool contest, so keep an eye out here.
The video for "The Mixed Tape" was released today. You can go here to watch it on mtv.com. Also, you can go here to watch a clip and vote for it on Fuse's Oven Fresh.
On mtv.com, it has this blurb posted about the video.
When Andrew McMahon, lead singer of Orange County alt-rockers Something Corporate, took a hiatus from touring to form Jack's Mannequin, he had no idea how much his life would change. After pouring his heart into the songs that would ultimately comprise Jack's Mannequin's debut album, Everything in Transit, he had what he thought was simply a stubborn sore throat. Only it wasn't-it was acute lymphatic leukemia
Hospitalized for more than a month, McMahon couldn't shoot the video for "The Mixed Tape," the album's first single, and came up with a treatment for an animated clip instead. "I had yogis coming into the hospital to help me with visualization exercises, and the concept for the video actually came to me after one of those visits," McMahon explains. "I just wanted a very positive video. It was really important that it started and ended at the same place and followed through a journey." L.A.-based production company Full Tank created the colorful, sunny clip that McMahon says "represents how things come full circle."
While McMahon continues his recovery, Everything in Transit is set for release August 23. Though he won't be able to promote it-he will undergo a bone marrow transplant the same week-it lifts his spirits to have fans hear his music. "We have a beautiful record that I love," he says, "and it helps me to be able to see something on the other side of this."
Watch "The Mixed Tape" now, only on MTV.com.
And, I must say, very cool video.
Well, what are you waiting for, go check it out!
Aug. 8th, 2005 @ 09:37 pm