2020 UPDATE: POWERED BY PARTY MUSIC

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POWERED BY PARTY MUSIC

This month I overhauled the entire backend and frontend of Andrew W.K. Music and hopefully brought it up to 2020-ish?

I also rebuilt 90% of the News section. 200 articles had broken links and missing pics from when I temporarily shut down the site back in 2012 and lost a bunch of data.

I’m currently rebuilding the Archive sections (Music, Video, Photo, Text) and hope to complete it soon after the holidays.

Party Party Party Podcast – Episode 11 – You’re Not Alone Tour

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Episode 11: You're Not Alone Tour

We discuss “partying with Andrew” on his latest tour and his new music video for “You’re Not Alone.” Also: flossing, injuries while partying, and what makes for the best party experience.

Party Party Party Podcast – Episode 10 – We Don’t Know!

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Episode 10 - We Don't Know!

We discuss what we don’t know about Andrew W.K.’s song “I Don’t Know Anything”. Plan on not knowing anything!

Fan Cam Operator

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WARNING: SERIOUS PARTY BUSINESS AHEAD!

Be the “Fan-Cam Operator” in your city! If you think I look totally awesome, you can look totally awesome too. I will mail you this gear, you GoPro video the Andrew W.K. show, you mail the gear to the next party animal. Simple, yet still party.

Details and signup are in our discord chatroom.

DISCLAIMER: Despite how official I look this is not official in any way, shape, or form. We are a group of dopey fans looking to have a good time. We hope you join in on the good times too!

UPDATE: 5/4/18

ACTION ITEMS, NEXT STEPS, AND WORKFLOW

DEADLINES: Saturday, May 5, 2018

The first opportunity for a videographer to film will be May 9th. In order to have everything prepared by then, the goal of 10 volunteers need to be signed up & all equipment needs to be purchased by THIS SATURDAY! 5/5/18 (get it? 55)

[X] – Project outlined. Gotta start somewhere! The idea & ambition is half the battle!
[X] – 10 people sign-up for filming the show. As of 5/1/18 there are 6 out 10 people that have signed up.
[X] – Videographers contact the venue they plan to video at to see if venue charges extra to record audio and/or video. They will indicate their findings on the Google document.
[X] – Schedule (based on Google Doc) will be sent to Andrew and touring manager so they can notify venues to allow us any permissions needed to video.
[X] – Videographers and supporters who want to contribute $ will choose which camera and harness from the list (Use Google Doc).
[X] – Crowdfunding begins using a transparent service/or person that everyone is comfortable with.
[X] – Once the monetary goal has been met, equipment will be purchased and shipped to the first videographer.
[X] – Videographer films concert, uploads footage, mails equipment out to next videographer.
[   ] – After tour completion one videographer or $ supporter will be chosen at random to win the equipment initially purchased by the group.

Referenced Google Doc

New Andrew W.K. Discord Chat Room

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New Discord Chat Room

Dear Partier,

You may remember a small corner of the internet where Andrew W.K. fans congregated and partied often. When the official Andrew W.K. forum closed many moons ago the wolves never stopped howling. But it did leave the non-casual AWK fans having to associate themselves with the casual AWK fans. Or worse, integrating in real life with the rest of society. –ewww :(

 

Do you have trouble relating to others due to your fanatical AWK fandom? Do you have nobody to talk to about it? Do you feel alone? You’re Not Alone!

These symptoms are easily treated with 20 minutes of exposure per day to the Andrew W.K. Discord Server. Not only is it good for your soul, but the shiny new chat room is packed with fellow nerd-friends you can geek out party with.

BEHOLD

WARNING: DO NOT CLICK HERE

IT WILL ONLY MAKE YOUR FEVER WORSE

 

Party Party Party Podcast Episode 02 Lineage and Passion

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Party Party Party Podcast Episode 02 Lineage and Passion

Zach and Richard discuss Andrew WK’s current tour, our Andrew WK “lineage” and “finding your passion”. As discussed near the end of the podcast, here is the video mentioned: www.espguitars.com/videos/2033542

 

The Party Party Party Podcast is a brand new podcast where friends of Andrew W.K. get together and have FUN! You are invited to our party where everything from the lighthearted to the deeper aspects of Andrew W.K.’s world are explored. While listening you will feel like you’re hanging out with some of your buddies. Like them, sometimes it’s insightful, sometimes it’s compelling, and sometimes it’s totally stupid. The party starts now!

Would you like to be a guest on the next show? Are there topics you would like to hear us discuss? Do you have suggestions on how we can improve? Then please email us at: partypartypartypodcast@gmail.com.

 

The Party Party Party Podcast

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The Party Party Party Podcast is a brand new podcast where friends of Andrew W.K. get together and have FUN! You are invited to our party where everything from the lighthearted to the deeper aspects of Andrew W.K.’s world are explored. While listening you will feel like you’re hanging out with some of your buddies. Like them, sometimes it’s insightful, sometimes it’s compelling, and sometimes it’s totally stupid. The party starts now! You can listen and subscribe using the following podcast players.

The Party Party Party Podcast on iTunes (RIP)

The Party Party Party Podcast on Stitcher

SoundCloud

Google Podcasts

The Party Party Party Podcast direct RSS Feed

Party Party Party Podcast – Episode 01 – Episode One

The Party Party Party Podcast and AndrewWKMusic team up for their first collaboration and episode. Zach and Richard discuss Andrew W.K.’s current tour, “getting” Andrew W.K., the elusive definition of party, and much more.

Would you like to be a guest on the next show? Are there topics you would like to hear us discuss? Do you have suggestions on how we can improve? Then please email us at: partypartypartypodcast@gmail.com.

Andrew W.K. German Press Kit

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Soon I will be posting this Andrew W.K. German Press Kit with the best translation to English as possible. Stay tuned!

Andrew W.K. & The Holy Grail of Rare Music – LEAKED!

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Andrew W.K. & The Holy Grail

Andrew W.K. Room To Breathe Single

Less than a handful of Andrew W.K. fans have heard this rare single from 1998. It has eluded even the most devoted superfans for almost 20 years. That quest is finally over. For the first time, Andrew Wilkes-Krier’s Room To Breathe is publicly available so fans can finally blast it out their speakers! All you need to do is:

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Room To Breathe - Andrew WK

So how did I happen upon this gem? I’ll tell you but you’re going to think I’m crazy…

Guys, I think I “willed” Room To Breathe to myself. The number one reason I started this website seven years ago was because I love Andrew W.K.’s music. And I wanted as much of it as possible. The age-old dilemma says we want what we cannot have. And the Room To Breathe Single has always been that “cannot have”, that untouchable item, The Holy Grail. There were many, many nights that I would lay in bed picturing this cassette in my mind’s eye. I would focus intensely on it. I would imagine being able to listen to it and what it would feel like to hold in my hands. I did this over the course of a few years. I know, it’s weird. I have a slightly obsessive personality but I do what I like and like what I do.

Years of nothing went by. Then one day it landed in my lap! I was ecstatic. It reminded me of this philosophical concept I once heard about called The Law of Attraction. Was it attracted to me because of my focus and attraction to it? Or was it just happenstance? I don’t have those answers. But as it turns out this was just the beginning, unbeknown to me there was even more. How can a person know what they don’t know? How can you find something you weren’t searching for? I have settled on the only logical answer to that, it’s The Power of Party that’s how!

Please continue to read as I move on from my personal experience to what I feel is extremely important Andrew W.K. history. You can find further context to these almost forgotten relics below.

The Evolution of Andrew W.K.’s Music

Andrew W.K. burst into the music industry first in the UK. His debut album, I Get Wet, was released in late 2001. A relatively big army of fans quickly assembled, but more important than their size was their loyalty. This kult-like following dug up whatever information they could at the time. Their discovery easily led them to two previous EPs on Bulb Records (a relatively unknown independent record label). Those EPs featured party rock tracks that fell right in line with what the artist would eventually release on a big label like Island/Def Jam. But those who scratched slightly deeper beneath the surface ended up going into territory that was rather surprising. However, it wasn’t easy. The information available at that time was difficult to come by. Island/Def Jam and Andrew W.K. were incredibly busy promoting and establishing the brand of Andrew W.K. as The Party King. It would be really confusing to the general audience to discover any history that was inconsistent with someone you were just barely getting to know. So my hypothesis is that there was some suppression of information being done by the Island/Def Jam & Andrew W.K. Inc. camps. Despite this, enthusiast and fanpages like dontstopthenoise.com came to know Andrew Wilkes-Krier a little better one layer at a time.

Andrew W.K. ContractAndrew Wilkes-Krier grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. As a teenager, he cycled through a bunch of bands and took on various roles within them. Sometimes playing drums, lending his vocals, or playing the keyboard. He also started a few solo bands & projects. The interesting thing about each of these music entities was that they sounded nowhere near the sound Andrew W.K. was becoming known for. At that time everyone promoted and classified him as kind of a metal guy or even a punk guy (eventually appearing on Warped Tour). So it would have been logical to have discovered him playing in a metal band in high school, but that wasn’t the case. In practically every instance discovered Andrew Wilkes-Krier was collaborating and creating music in the fringe music genre of “noise”. To say the least, it was a large chasm to cross when listening to his past and then listening to his present sound. This may have even been a contributing factor to the swirling rumors about Andrew W.K. being a frontman to a larger corporate brain.

Considering Andrew W.K.’s legal controversies that shadow his career, there probably are elements of truth to the frontman claims. However, I’ve come across the notion several times that there is an office full of ghostwriters that pump out dumb party jams for their dumb party boy and frontman, Andrew W.K.. Of course this is to feed their heavily market-researched demographic of dumb frat boys who like to party. Some conspiracy theorist even make the leap and say this is all orchestrated by the Illuminati, the same organization that bombed the World Trade Center. Seriously? Have none of these conspiracy theorist heard of Occam’s Razor before? Anyway, I am happy to present a case, at least from a musical standpoint, how the above notion is most likely untrue. And how Andrew Wilkes-Krier is in fact, an authentic musical genius! Haha! What a sentence!

Andrew W.K. You Are What You Eat Single

Andrew W.K. You Are What You EatAs stated, Andrew worked with a number of musicians throughout high school. The final project he worked on before starting “Andrew W.K.” was a solo project simply titled “Andrew Wilkes-Krier”. The concept was to release two singles and then potentially lead up to a full-length album on Hanson Records.

Hanson Records released the first single, Andrew Wilkes-Krier Room To Breathe in 1998 (catalog# HN45). The cassette is extremely difficult to find due to a limited quantity being issued at its release. The follow-up single was Andrew Wilkes-Krier You Are What You Eat (catalog# HN46). The master recording cassette went missing and therefore it went unreleased. However before that happened, Hanson Records owner Aaron Dilloway created and dubbed a one of a kind copy. This cassette had Room To Breathe, You Are What You Eat, and additional tracks on it. Unfortunately it too went missing for almost a decade.

In 2006 an eager AWK fan won the quasi-Room To Breathe mix cassette from an auction website.  Only it was simply titled “Room To Breathe”, and there was no indication it was anything but that.  When the said fan first gave it a spin, it became pleasantly apparent that there were more tracks on it. The additional tracks hinted at something even bigger.

Andrew W.K. Necronomicon Album

That brings us to the last piece of puzzle. Andrew Wilkes-Krier Necronomicon is a full length album that went unreleased on Hanson Records. The reason why a proper release did not occur is still unknown. However, around this time Andrew W.K. joined the Bulb Records label. So the project may have simply fizzled out? However, history had other plans, and seems to have chosen to miraculously preserve the LP.

A few years ago a demo cassette for the album turned up and it features 19 glorious tracks. It is reasonable to assume that the additional tracks on that special Room To Breathe cassette were probably also demos for the Necronomicon album. We may never know what the final state of Necronomicon would have been. But we do have a combined amount of 27 demos, equaling 90 minutes of Andrew W.K. Music. With possibly more still to discover?

There is a good chance that AWK enthusiasts have heard about both of the singles. There is a 99.9% chance that this is the first time fans have ever heard about an unreleased LP by Andrew Wilkes-Krier on Hanson Records. For the past twenty years there has been no mention of it online.

Andrew W.K. The Evolution of Partying

The reason I find these tracks particularly important is because it displays Andrew Wilkes-Krier’s involvement in noise music and then showcases the music’s evolution into the very early beginnings of Andrew W.K.’s party rock sound. In other words, it’s the bridge between his noise music and his party rock music. The reason this “bridge” is significant is because nobody thought it existed until now. Prior to this all we had was the gigantic leap from noise to party rock.

Also, it provides musical evidence that the Andrew W.K. sound was authentic and original and evolving. Remember, in 1998 Andrew Wilkes-Krier was 19 and living on various friend’s couches in NYC. He was scrounging up money as a bubblegum machine salesman and a parking attendant. He was relatively unknown by anybody but his friends and family. If you listen closely to track A8 on Necronomicon it seems to have elements of Party Hard in it. Are the conspiracy theorists saying a giant team of ghostwriters at Island/Def Jam wrote this for Andrew Wilkes-Krier at the same time all the conditions listed above existed? Hmmmm… from where I am standing it seems doubtful but I’ll let you decide.

So without further delay grab these songs!

The Archive

Below is the archived material, the unnamed tracks, and my short description of the tracks (*has elements of an early Andrew W.K. party rock sound).

Andrew Wilkes-Krier – Room To Breathe

Andrew W.K. Room To Breathe

A1 – Is spooky sounding
A2* – Sounds like a transition from AAB to an early AWK sound, also has heavy piano

Andrew Wilkes-Krier – You Are What You Eat

Andrew W.K. You Are What You Eat

Although I do have a quasi-digital copy of this, I unfortunately will not be releasing it at this time due to the owner’s wishes (See Room To Breathe Mix Tape).

Andrew Wilkes-Krier – Room To Breathe Mix Tape

Although I do have a digital copy of this, I unfortunately will not be releasing it at this time due to the owner’s wishes. But I will describe it track by track.

A1* – Sounds like a transition from AAB to an early AWK sound, also has heavy piano, same track as RTB A2
A2 – Is spooky sounding, same track as RTB A1.
A3 – Sounds like it was created in an alien spaceship, and sounds like some of the same sounds were used on “Wolf Eyes Rules (What Kinda Band)”
A4 – Is psychedelic with lots of flange and whammy
B1 – Is a continuation of A4 track
B2* – Has elements of an early AWK sound. Almost sounds like something you would hear on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NES video game
B3 – The entire You Are What You Eat single. It’s very heavy sounding with heavy distortion, repeats “It’s Up To You, You Are What You Eat” over and over.
B4* – Definitely has the early AWK sound, especially with the cool piano breakdown at 1:10. Perhaps my favorite track?

Andrew Wilkes-Krier – Necronomicon

Andrew W.K. Necronomicon

(not actual artwork, AndrewWKMusic’s artistic rendition)

A1* – Has elements of an early AWK sound but is a little on the slow side
A2* – Definitely has an early AWK sound, ends on a high note kinda like I Love NYC
A3 – Has a 70s funk element to it
A4 – I really don’t know how to describe it
A5* – Definitely has an early AWK sound, very grandiose sounding, it even has the piano crashing/frantic sound on some IGW songs, perhaps my favorite track?
A6 – Is playful sounding with the xylophone, reminds me of being in clown’s playhouse
A7 – Sounds very spooky & horror-ish. It has lyrics that I can’t make out except singing “Robocop” over and over.
A8 – Has a four on the floor beat with an 80s rock n roll guitar overlay. A section of guitar and vocals sounds like the part in Party Hard “do what you like and like what you do”. Also has weird vocals.
A9 – Is alien sounding
A10* – Has some early AWK elements, a better thought-out song, prettier sounding than most & also slower
A11 – Is a cover of Salt-N-Pepa’s “Push It”
A12 – Is really silly sounding like a kids song for a kids TV show
B1 – Almost sounds like it could be a soundtrack for movie
B2 – Is kind of slow synthpop sounding with strong four on the floor build up at about 60 seconds in
B3 – I don’t really know how to describe it other than I think the tremolo effect is used heavily throughout it
B4 – Is very noise genre sounding
B5 – Is very noise genre sounding
B6 – Is very noise genre sounding, vocal experimentation
B7 – Is very noise genre sounding, would have been the first instance of “the moan” but there was an AAB track that already did it previously

Do you hear something I didn’t catch? Feel free to discuss this page in our forum.

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