Andrew McMahon is the voice of a generation—at least, he is for pop-punk die-hards in the early s. This year marks two big anniversaries for the songwriter: Jack's Mannequin's debut album, Everything in Transit , turned 10 in August , and his first band Something Corporate's super-hard-to-find first album Ready Break celebrated its 15th anniversary in September. Even though a few of those songs were re-recorded for later albums—including "Drunk Girl" and "Cavanaugh Park"—one hidden track sticks out as the band's No.
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Following their formation, Something Corporate recorded demos that were eventually released as an independent, studio album entitled Ready Their first single, "If You C Jordan", was their most successful, peaking at number 29 on the Alternative Songs chart. Something Corporate went on hiatus in and no longer had any recording contracts with their record labels. During the hiatus, McMahon found success in his side-project Jack's Mannequin. Something Corporate briefly reunited in October at a Jack's Mannequin show to play a short set. In December , Something Corporate officially announced their reunion to tour in and released a greatest hits album. McMahon announced during an August 3, , visit to Milwaukee that the band had collectively sold over 1 million total records in the band's ten years of existence. Ireland received a drum set for Christmas, and the pair subsequently started a band  with bassist Kevin "Clutch" Page. The group, known as Left Here, was formed for a Battle of the Bands contest.
North is the third and final studio album by American rock band Something Corporate. Near the beginning of the writing process for the album, vocalist and pianist Andrew McMahon and guitarist Josh Partington wanted it to "sound like a winter album", in contrast to their debut album Leaving Through the Window which they viewed as a "summer album". Following North ' s announcement in July , the band went on tour supporting and Good Charlotte.