Jack's Mannequin, led by singer-keyboardist Andrew McMahon, will release its second album, entitled "The Glass Passenger", on September 30, 2008 via Sire/Warner Bros. Records.
Co-produced by McMahon and Jim Wirt (Incubus, Hoobastank), The Glass Passenger is the follow-up to the band's debut "Everything in Transit", which was released in August 2005 and debuted at No. 37 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart.
Similar to the previous album, "The Glass Passenger" was written and recorded over the course of nearly two years with McMahon going into the studio whenever inspiration struck. As a result, McMahon describes the album as "a bizarre balance between present and past. I was trying to use the music to sort through and reconcile with the adversity of my past."
While "The Glass Passenger" is essentially autobiographical, the album is not meant to serve as a direct description of McMahon's life. "My past is my past and a lot of this record is about that," he says "but it's also about trying to write myself out of it. This is a record about trying to get well. It's about getting out from underneath something. I want people to receive the music for what it is and not have to contextualize it against my own personal battle."
Jack's Mannequin, which McMahon formed in 2004 with guitarist Bobby Anderson, bassist Jonathan Sullivan, and drummer Jay McMillan in Orange County, CA, has been busy touring this year, including an appearance at the Bamboozle Festival in May. They have performed a series of acoustic shows on this year's Vans Warped Tour, and will hit the road with Paramore on July 28.
The track-listing for "The Glass Passenger" is as follows