Wednesday, September 28, 2011
CD Review: Jack's Mannequin Introduces Us To "People And Things"
Most of the songs found on “People And Things” deal with some difficult situations. The album’s opening song and first single, “My Racing Thoughts” sounds like a modernized version of Crowded House with an up-tempo beat, while the lyrics speak of lovers turned away in the night. “Television” is a passionate piece of music that deals with harsh things being said after drinking too much and the television is the only thing that breaks the silence. “Amy, I” deals with something that everyone can relate to, the hardship of past relationships. McMahon makes light of the subject of death in “Hey, Hey Hey (We’re All Gonna Die)” while you can’t help be find yourself singing along with the wonderfully simple chorus. The album ends with the heartfelt acoustic ballad “Restless Dream” and the up-lifting “Casting Lines” which showcases the talent of McMahon’s songwriting.
Jack’s Mannequin will begin their headlining tour on October 5th in Hartford, CT performing with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. From there, the band has dates running through to mid-November. The new album will be available Tuesday so be sure to check it out for yourself. For more information, check out the band website at jacksmannequin.com.
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