We have more good news for fans stoked about seminal Orange County alt-pop act Something Corporate reuniting for the first time in five years to headline the second day of Bamboozle on March 28. The band, which blew up in 2002 with the smash “If You C Jordan,” spent last week in a Santa Monica recording studio.
“We basically went back with this idea that we would kind of revisit a couple of demos that we never really ended up putting on the first two [Something Corporate] records but that we still loved and that we always wanted to get to,” says piano-playing front man Andrew McMahon. “So, there's a song by Josh [Partington], my guitar player, called 'Wait' that we played acoustic before but went in and figured we'd do a full band version.
“We did 'Wait' and then did an old song of mine called 'Letters to Noelle,'” he continues while seated on a metal folding chair at the rehearsal space for his other band, Jack's Mannequin, in Mates Studio of North Hollywood. “We went back into the studio sort of with the idea that we wouldn't be bringing in brand new material so we could get it done quickly and not have to do a bunch of pre-production and stuff. We just hung out in the studio for a week. First time we had been in a studio together in, God, probably four or five years.”