If 10 tracks isn’t enough for you (is there ever really enough?) it looks like the Japanese version of Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness will have a couple bonus tracks. I don’t speak or read Japanese, so these are directly translated from Tower Records’ Japanese website (if you can correct the titles I’d appreciate it) and their album is due to come out November 5, 2014.
Japanese Bonus Tracks
Art School Girlfriend
High Dive (Acoustic)
Alternative Press has a new interview with Andrew that you can read here.
I would imagine too that being a father would be pretty rewarding. I can see that even being really healing.
Oh, absolutely. It’s a really interesting thing, because I had to bank my sperm before I got treated, so it’s a 22-year-old me being responsible for creating this life as part of our IVF treatments. In a really strange, poetic moment, I remember walking down the street with my daughter and looking at her and going, “Wow, if any of that hadn’t happened, I wouldn’t be sitting here with her.” It put a lot in perspective. Of all the times where I’ve looked back and said, “Would you do this again?” [or] “If somebody told you [that] you had to go through this, would you choose it?” And most times I would tell you, “Absolutely not.” But definitely seeing her and seeing how we got here, it’s probably the first time I’d say I wouldn’t change it. It’s a blessing, for sure.
||Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness - Jason Rantz Show
If you missed it last night and want to check it out, here’s Andrew’s call-in interview last night. There’s not really anything revealed in this one that hasn’t already been said, but he discusses how he came to write Cecilia and High Dive, what writing in his cabin was like, and why he’s changed stage names a billion times.