When Orange County alt-pop darlings Something Corporate dismantled in 2004–fresh off major-label success, a whirlwind tour schedule, and a spot on the list of Local Bands That Mattered–bassist Kevin “Clutch” Page had a hunch the quintet would hit the road again someday.
He just didn't think it would take six years.
“I'd always thought we'd get back together – it didn't make sense not to,” says Clutch. “Still, during those years, people would ask, 'Hey man, what's up with your band?' and I didn't know how to answer them, because I didn't have an answer myself. But I always believed it was a matter of time.”
That's not to say everything is exactly like old times.
So in that sense, says Clutch, the time off was necessary. And it paid off for each of them: McMahon found another round of piano-pop success with his band Jack's Mannequin, and also beat a battle with leukemia. Partington headed off to Chapman University to study law. Clutch started his own audio design and installation company. And Ireland kept a hand in music.