Feb 152014
 

Don’t you hate those blogs where every time they update they apologize for not updating in awhile? Well me too! So I’m not going to do it. And besides I shouldn’t have to. Though it may not look like much is going on around these parts I have been busy working on other areas of the website. Have you explored it lately? Here are some major and minor changes I’ve worked on recently.

The Media Archives: Music 

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This is what you came for in the first place isn’t it!? I don’t think people realize just how much content is actually available on this website. That was my fault and an issue of poor design, so I got rid of the drop down> drop down> drop down menus. Now you can literally see everything in our archives by visiting  just five pages; Music, More Music!, VideoText, and Websites.

AndrewWKMusic Forums

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If you consider yourself a hardcore Andrew W.K. fan, this is where you’ll find the craziest dudes of all! It’s up and running and is kind of our answer to the official forums fizzling out. But be patient, we’re just starting it up so our community isn’t super huge… yet.  But we do already have some pretty good discussions going. So come visit or join our forum! (Hint: to join, Andrew W.K.’s favorite number is 55)

Group Purchases

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This is an entirely new idea around here and I think it’s a good one. Your dollar goes much further when you combine it with others wanting the same thing. Here you’ll find special offers and really rare Andrew W.K. merchandise we have yet to archive. So opt-in and pay only a fraction of the cost of an item, once the goal is met the item will be purchased and distributed to you!

 Posted by on February 15, 2014
Feb 102014
 

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Here you can see Andrew W.K. holding up a flier that I had printed out and passed around to people at the venue. He was kind enough to pick one up off the stage and speak about AndrewWKMusic for a moment. There’s still 27 different concerts to take place on the world tour. Would you be so kind to print and pass out the same flier at your concert? Throw a couple on stage, there’s a chance Andrew will take notice and look at it. Get the word out.  :)

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I printed 20 pages (4 x 20 = 80) and that seemed to be plenty to go around. Or save ink:

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Thank you!

My special show review is coming soon….

 Posted by on February 10, 2014
Feb 052014
 

CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS Reissues ANDREW W.K’s ‘I Get Wet’ Album to Celebrate the 10-Year Anniversary of Its Release.

A decade ago, pop-metal party icon, ANDREW W.K., released his renowned debut album, I Get Wet. In honor of the album’s 10-year anniversary, ANDREW W.K. has joined forces with CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS for a special re-issue edition to be released on July 17, 2012.

With Andrew being a huge metal fan himself and a huge fan of Century Media in particular, both parties were more than ecstatic when the opportunity arose to pair up for this special release. Andrew explains, “Even after all these years, I clearly remember the first day I heard the band Mayhem’s album, “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas”. Its dark psychedelic sensations made me realize I had found a new destiny – and had found the greatest music ever made. When I turned that seminal Mayhem album over and looked at the fine-print on the back cover, I saw a bold and clear stamp bearing the name CENTURY MEDIA. Another wave of destiny washed over me and a new dream was born: that I, Andrew W.K., would somehow be part of this great label’s story of musical power and glory. This fantastic company was not only willing to be an active player in the most crucial and illuminating of the arts (aka music), but also was willing to submit themselves to the same higher calling which motivated their most dedicated and influential artists. It gives me great pride and pleasure to confirm that CENTURY MEDIA is the destined home for our special edition of ‘I GET WET’. It also gives me proof that dreams not only come true, but that they make dreams into real power. Never in a million zillion years would I have imagined that the black wizards would use their cosmic keys to create a time for my humble musical dreams. The moon may be frozen, but its cold light is brighter than ever. Let my album’s release and all our collective efforts help shine an even brighter light on all of humanity, and to further prove that the manifestation is not just underway; it is complete.”

Century Media Records Director of Marketing, Matt Polen, adds, “When we heard Andrew W.K. was looking for a partner for this release, we jumped at the chance team up. I think I speak for the whole company when I say it’s a dream for us to work with him.”

 

I Get Wet features hit songs that helped make ANDREW W.K. the household name that he is today. The album includes party anthems, “Party Hard”, “Party Til You Puke” and “She Is Beautiful”. This special reissue will include not only the full-length original album, but also a second disc featuring a generous helping of neverbefore- heard live recordings, early demo versions, alternate mixes and other previously unreleased material. There will also be a limited number of autographed deluxe editions each containing a very special “SOMETHING” directly from Andrew’s private collection – including everything from a lock of his hair to a world tour airplane ticket stub. In addition to the special CD release, I Get Wet will also be reissued as a special double gate-fold vinyl LP.

ANDREW W.K. is currently headlining his highly successful 2012 world tour. And in honor of the 10-year anniversary of the I Get Wet album, his full band is performing the entire track-listing live, from front to back, at every show.

In between dates of the “I Get Wet” tour, Andrew also found time to make a lasting impression at the 2012 South By Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas. On top of hosting and leading a number of panels, his band played a several official SXSW showcases and day parties, including a headlining slot at the extravagant Century Media Records / CVLT Nation / Stumptown Coffee Rosters day party. Sufficed to say, everyone partied very hard and definitely all got wet.

**Article originally found @ AndrewWK.com/News**

A bonus disc?! I cannot wait! I know a lot of people were frustrated by how many different versions of Close Calls With Brick Walls there were. However, I felt that the last release (the US version) that came with a “bonus disc” was easily well worth the price point it was placed at. Basically I was buying “Mother of Mankind” and this time around I’ll be buying the bonus disc for 14.99 -or whatever the amount is. Having a re-release is just the cherry on top. 

-dickalan

 Posted by on February 5, 2014