Attention Markfive readers! Now’s your chance to read an exclusive sneak peek of my printed column, On Tour. This month’s article? “Five Great Bands You Should Know About”
Jack’s Mannequin – After his time with Something Corporate, lead singer Andrew McMahon started a new side project: Jack’s Mannequin. The debut album Everything In Transit is in every way an evolution of what his first band did: the lyrics are more thoughtful, the piano is more melodic, and the rhythms are much more complex. Their song “Dark Blue” occupies the number-one position in my Top 25 Most-Played list, but every song on that album has something to sing about. You can tell that they’re style is Alt-Rock, but their frequent use of piano and tempos of a slow-song allow them to rise above the typical Alternative scene.
To view the rest of the column, pick up the next issue of the Day Times (tentative release date: Dec. 7, 2006) or check it out online (the web publish date will be the same as the print one).