Andrew W.K. announced a new album today, You’re Not Alone (it comes out 3/2), and then he stopped by our New York offices to perform a solo piano Stereogum Session. He kicked things off with a rendition of lead single “Music Is Worth Living For,” and he said it was the first time he’s … More »
It’s been nine long years since Andrew W.K. released Close Calls With Brick Walls, his last album of PMA-themed stadium-metal. But in a couple of months, AWK will return with his new album You’re Not Alone, and today, he’s shared its first single. “Music Is Worth Living For” is full of revved-up guitars and tingly … More »
YESSS…finally. A new Andrew W.K. record. I suppose the powers that be decided earth’s rollicking population of party rockers had gone on long enough without fresh tunes from the fun-loving, white-tee donning metalhead, so they decided to give them all an early Christmas present with news of the ex-weatherman’s seventh studio album — his first in nearly a decade.
The longplayer, titled You’re Not Alone, is set to drop May 2 of next year on Red Music/Sony Music, and fans can expect it to be chock-full of the signature, high-octane party anthems that’ve made Andrew the hair-farming rock god that he is today.
According to an official statement, in fact, the new tracks will be “reflections on the push and pull between freedom and restriction…a confirmation of everything you are, rejection of all you are not, and, at times, a blurring of the difference between the two. Doubt becomes certainty, confusion becomes clarity, and the fear of life becomes the courage to live it completely.”
Fuck yeah, Andrew. I don’t know what any of that means – at all – but I’m right there with you.
In addition to the announcement of the new record (and equally important to it), W.K. has also revealed the album’s cover art; and it is truly, truly glorious. The image — which was painted by legendary fantasy artists Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell — features Andrew standing alone under a starry night sky, a corded mic stuffed securely into the front of his trademark white pants as he stares into the eyes of some fantastical, reptilian-like dragon creature. An absolute masterclass, without a doubt. View it down below.
You can also check out an introspective video below of Vallejo, Bell, and Andrew discussing the origins and artistic process that went into designing the cover image (which spanned a period of 6+ months) and pre-order various formats of You’re Not Alone (including signed CD/LP bundles) right here from PledgeMusic.
Long live party rock, and in the words of Lord Andrew himself, “if you ever feel down, just remember that I’m out here — partying for you.”
You’re Not Alone tracklisting:
01. The Power of Partying
02. Music Is Worth Living For
03. Ever Again
04. I Don’t Know Anything
05. The Feeling of Being Alive
06. Party Mindset
07. The Party Never Dies
08. Give Up On You
09. Keep On Going
10. In Your Darkest Moments
11. The Devil’s On Your Side
12. Break The Curse
13. Total Freedom
14. Beyond Oblivion
15. Confusion and Clarity
16. You’re Not Alone
When you think of Andrew W.K., you are probably thinking of his 2009 single “Party Hard.” Apparently the Rock N’ Roll artist has just released his first EDM single with the help of MAKJ and Timmy Trumpet. The new release “Party Til We Die” is a big room twist with a rock feel. “Finding the
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On the one hand, the last thing this world needs is an EDM track by Andrew W.K. On the other hand, I can’t believe Andrew W.K. waited this long to make an EDM track. Billboard points out that the party-rocker supreme has teamed with MAKJ and Timmy Trumpet for a chintzy electronic production called … More »
Project Pabst 2016
Waterfront Park; Portland, OR
This is the story of how two music festivals
really love each other …. like each other very much… compete against each other and decide to become one!
Once upon a time, not too very long ago, MusicfestNW — SXSW’s younger, distant cousin — was the coolest festival in town. But when Project Pabst moved in to Portland, MusicfestNW ditched their long-time friends, changed their look, and started hanging out down on waterfront with a different crowd. Project Pabst, with their young, hipster attitude and flair set up further down the waterfront, hanging out in the gravel fields of Zidel Yards. This new festival was stealing MFNW’s thunder! For two summers, Project Pabst and MusicfestNW competed for likes and fans, each holding their ground. But there was room for only one festival in Portland, and, well, Project Pabst paid Musicfest to slip into the shadows. So, in 2016, the 2 became… MusipabstNW? ProjectfestNW? Or, uh… PabstfestNW. Or… something.
• Most Changed – Ween.
• Most Unchanged – Andrew W.K. He still knows how to party.
• Best Dressed – STARFUCKER. NASA space suits win everytime.
• Best Smile – A$AP Ferg. That grill, tho.