Feb 242011
 

BREAKING NEWS: Know the results of Cartoon Networks Hall of Game Awards airing Friday, February 25th @7pm, RIGHT NOW!

In addition see footage of a never before seen interview with Andrew W.K. on Cartoon Network! Includes a stunt by Robbie Maddison.

Find Andrew W.K. images @ the wireimage.com website.

Spoilers Below: Highlight text to see results

The show, hosted by skating legend Tony Hawk, honored the best in sports over the past year – but certainly wasn’t your typical awards ceremony.   Featuring performance by Travie McCoy and Far East Movement, the show honored Dwight Howard with the “All-Pro Class Clown” award; Ryan Sheckler with the “Alti-Dude” award; the NY Yankees & the Boston Red Sox with the “Best Foes Forever” award and many others.   Kobe Bryant was accepted a special honor – KING OF THE COURT award, which was presented by George Lopez.

This has been an AndrewWKMusic.com Exclusive!

 Posted by on February 24, 2011
Feb 232011
 

The time has come.

With collaboration from Holly of the legendary fan-site Dontstopthenoise.com were now working on the IIIrd non-profit fan-made-tribute-CD!!!!!! The concept is simple, we need fans to submit their tracks! You can NOW upload your work using the uploader tool here or you can submit tracks to [email protected]. Remember to include your name with the track title so you can get credit on the CD!

Rules? There are no rules for submission! If you havent already listened to the first two albums; When In Doubt, Wolf It Out and When In Doubt, Wolf It Out II check them out for some inspiration. Youll notice the various types of tracks include:

  1. Fan-made AWK cover songs
  2. Fan-made remixes of AWK songs
  3. Original songs from fans that fall under the Party Rock genre

However, we are encouraging everyone to branch out a little and try some of the newer songs that have been released since I Get Wet. Itll get boring if we have ten different versions of Party Hard, ya know?! Check out the Discography or B-Sides page for more ideas.

While the track list is being built well be compiling and finalizing a CD version for all to download freely. Then, visitors will be able to vote on their favorite song that PARTIED the most and one lucky winner will win a prize pack from AndrewWKMusic.com! Not to mention YOUR WORK will surely be heard by AWK himself and thousands of fans! Why are we doing this? FOR FUN!

(Thanks to Nick Sheehan for the cover art)

 Posted by on February 23, 2011
Feb 202011
 

BREAKING NEWS! We now have album art and a name to Andrews brand new EP, Party All Goddamn Night. It ships March 30th 2011 in Japan. A release date in America is still unconfirmed. A full length album is expected later this year.

Thoughts:

If the expected rumors of an American release are true than it should bring many unique qualities to this release. Yes, its true weve enjoyed many additional releases of AWK music since The Wolf way back in 2003, but each release seems to have had some type of condition (annoyingly I might add) attached to it especially to us Americans. Sadly, this is probably due to Andrews various legal troubles hes dealt with throughout his career. To recap here is some of the history behind Andrew W.K.s discography.

Andrews 3rd studio album Close Calls With Brick Walls was released in 2006, but only in Asia. The Japan Covers were released exclusively to Asia in 2008, but cmon they were J-Pop cover songs. A Wild Pear was a split 7 for Canada in 2009, also covers. 2009 also saw another Japan only album this time from the Gundam franchise, more covers. 55 Cadillac was released in America but is not considered in the Party Rock style we usually associate AWK with, also the album was probably created more as a legal victory than anything else. We Got A Groove was a split 7 on a Volcom label, it was perhaps the first exclusively released song (Party Rock-style) in America since The Wolf ! However it was only one track, on vinyl only and for a long time was only available by joining Volcoms vinyl club like $30.00?!?! A collaborated Single Kiba was released in 2010, to Japan only. Vagabond was technically released in the UK. The dual release of Close Calls With Brick Walls/Mother of Mankind was A) a re-release and B) a B-sides/Anthology type of album. I Was Born To Love You was just released as E-Single, a Japan-only cover song.

Dont get me wrong, Ive enjoyed every single one of these releases thoroughly but sometimes knowing about the added baggage associated with each release is sometimes cumbersome as a listener and as a fan. I sometimes wish I was naive to it all so I could enjoy it without the added weight. That said, to hope for a new studio album released in the artists native country (without cover songs, re-releases, splits or heavy collaborations) isnt too wild of an idea is it?

Soooo to me this release is EXCITING and seems different in many ways. Its as if it has no bloated legal baggage and no strings attached it. It will be the first American EP released in 11 years (the two prior being AWKGOJ and Party Til You Pukeboth 2000). My prediction is that it will ushers in a new era of Andrew W.K. and a benchmark of what can be expected for the near future. GET READY TO PARTY 2011!!!

 Posted by on February 20, 2011
Feb 132011
 

So those that are unaccustomed with 4chan (like myself) Ive put this excerpt of the chat together so you can easily see what went down. You can find the original here, here, and here.  Enjoy! Oh and

Example: Andrew W.K. is in the quotes.

I Hate Music !iO2WczwrpU 02/13/11(Sun)19:42 No.15552654
What brand of white shirts do you endorse?
The brand of t-shirt Ive been wearing for years is Fruit of The Loom.
Anonymous 02/13/11(Sun)19:42 No.15552653
Are you straight edge Andrew W.K.???
I have never considered myself straight edge. I have enjoyed alcohol and certain drugs. I never drank or did drugs until I was 21, but not for any particular reason. It just happened that way.
Emprah !hxQA7yTWjs 02/13/11(Sun)19:51 No.15552987
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Andrew, what is your stance on piracy in the music industry, how do you feel about your albums in particular being pirated
When it comes to downloading music without paying for it, I understand peoples concerns, but its been hard for to ever really feel upset personally. I think of downloading kind of like the radio. All I want is for people to listen to what Im putting out there. Everything else will take care of itself.
Anonymous 02/13/11(Sun)19:54 No.15553146
this is so fail
SWAG
Anonymous 02/13/11(Sun)19:53 No.15553091
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Say Andrew. Do you like Huey Lewis and the News?
Of course I like Huey Lewis and The News and Im very impressed with my new business card. Its on an eggshell linen cardstock.
Anonymous 02/13/11(Sun)19:57 No.15553274
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DO YOU WATCH JERSEY SHORE?
I have seen JERSEY SHORE and I enjoyed it. I liked the DTF vibe.
Quill !!uYEqP0oH488 02/13/11(Sun)19:58 No.15553324
Dear Andrew
Who was the most badass president
Van Buren.
Anonymous 02/13/11(Sun)19:34 No.15552397
Is your crazy persona just a celebrity shell and youre actually just a regular guy? If so, does it ever get old?
Im not a regular guy. Im Andrew W.K.
Anonymous 02/13/11(Sun)19:50 No.15552959
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Be honest Andrew W.K., have you ever pirated a song? And what was it?
I used Napster and Limewire a lot when they first came out. I loved that I could think of any song and then get it. Then I used iTunes from time to time, but over the years Ive been downloading less and buying more CDs, which I didnt expect would happen. I guess the reason I prefer CDs is that almost anywhere I go in the world, whether in a car, or in some office building or someones house, I can most likely find a CD player, and thats all I care about being able to hear music where I am.
http://images.4chan.org/mu/src/1297645442740.jpg
Anonymous 02/13/11(Sun)19:48 No.15552835
hey andrew, how do you stay so positive? a lot of people here resent you attitude, can you please respond to negativity with a three page answer about how to better your life?
I think staying positive all the time is kind of un-fun. Life has all kinds of feelings to offer and Id like to experience as much as possible. One of the reasons I like 4chan is because its not all positive. I love negativity very much and every feeling between happy and sad.
Overall, the experience of being alive is inherently positive, and within that why not enjoy your emotions just remember that at the end of the day, everything about existence is completely absurd. But of course 99.9999% of 4chan users already understand this essential truth.
annasophia !Robb/zxvrg 02/13/11(Sun)20:02 No.15553471
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>>15553372
Unlikely this will be answered, but what is your favorite Boredoms album? I think I remember reading somewhere you were one of the drummers for the 77 Boadrum performance.
My two favorite Boredoms albums are WOW 2 and Pop Tatari. But even more than those, I like Hanatarashi albums by Eye solo.
Anonymous 02/13/11(Sun)20:14 No.15553803
Andrew is there anything that you dont like?
The only things I dont like are things that arent intense.
Anonymous 02/13/11(Sun)19:53 No.15553117
Would you work with Lil B the Based God?
Yes! I would love to work with Lil B. Ive been in touch with him on the computer and hes been really, really nice. I just included him in a feature I did in FRONT magazine in the UK hes one of my favorite new musicians. Lil B also played his first New York City show at the venue I co-own, Santos Party House. Lil B is the Based God.
Crydamoure 02/13/11(Sun)20:34 No.15553953
How do you feel knowing you partied so hard, you crashed 4chan?
Crashing 4chan because we partied so hard t is truly one of the most awesome things Ive ever been a part of.
Anonymous 02/13/11(Sun)20:37 No.15553999
Have you heard Odd Future Wolf Gang?
Would you consider collaborating with them?
Odd Future is awesome. Im hosting a Santos Party House concert with Thrasher Magazine in Austin, Texas for South by South West.
And Odd Future are playing. So is Pentagram. But its a secret so dont tell anyone else.
Anonymous 02/13/11(Sun)20:42 No.15554165
Do you enjoy listening to your own music, Andrew?
I enjoy playing my own music live, and I enjoy listening to my songs as Im recording them. As youre aware, a lot of times when youre recording or writing a song, you end up listening to the same thing over and over and over. As far as listening to it after the recording is done, it all depends. Its always a strange experience.
Andrew W.K. ## PARTY HARD 02/13/11(Sun)20:53 No.15554476
File1297648386.gif-(391 KB, 320240, 4AS[1].gif)
I want to say THANK YOU so much to everybody here, and I mean EVERYBODY for dealing with me and making this so amazing. 4chan is one of the most awesome, intense, and party things ever and its been a genuine honor to do this chat today. Im sitting here across from moot and I must commend him for creating this amazing place. But its everyone here who really makes it SWAG.
PARTY PARTY PARTY HARD FOREVER.
P.S. Someone requested a picture with a shoe on my head, so there you go.
 Posted by on February 13, 2011
Feb 122011
 

AWKArchive.com is pretty much a sister-site to this one, its goal is the same as ours: to archive AWK, duh!  Recently theyve done some major additions, especially to their Press section. I highly suggest checking out their Recent Additions! Tons of interviews are included! The official archive is a major asset to any AWK fan and we value our relationship with them! PARTY HARD!

 Posted by on February 12, 2011
Feb 102011
 

So a blog over at http://fanmaderecordings.blogspot.com/ has posted a live recording of the Big Day Out festival held in Australia. The recording is entitled 2011-01-30-Big Day Out, Flemington Racecourse. Now, perhaps I just didnt look hard enough or the memo just never got to my desk but there were hardly ANY proper bootlegs from Warped Tour last Summer. I dont know how many shows Andrew played but I know it was more than this Australian festival. He plays a few shows in Australia and BAM we get some recordings! You win this one Australia, but Ill gladly take the loss if this means we get more AWK concerts out of you. Thanks to fanmaderecordings you can enjoy the following:

Archived: 2011-01-30-Big Day Out, Flemington Rac

This is what they said about it:

Andrew W.K.
Probably the funnest set of the day here. So much eneergy coming from Andrew and his band. The circle pits were pretty awesome too.

Specs:

Setlist:
1. Take It Off (Cuts In)
2. You Will Remember Tonight
3. Long Live The Party
4. She Is Beautiful
5. Ready To Die
6. We Want Fun
7. I Get Wet
8. Party Hard

Length: 36:35

Sound Quality: B+

Wait! Were not done. Wed also like to make mention of a track Andrew covered, a live track, Half A Chance by Baby Dee. Major thanks to Lex Leningrad for making use of our Uploader tool. There, anybody can upload virtually any media format (text, pics, audio, video, etc.). It was recorded @ Newbury Comics in Norwood, MA on March 23, 2010.

Archived: Half A Chance

 Posted by on February 10, 2011