Andrew W.K. Signs With Napalm Records

Andrew W.K. has signed with Napalm Records. The deal includes an exclusive worldwide recording contract.

Naplam Records said the following:

“We at Napalm Records are thrilled to propel Andrew W.K. to new heights, having been longtime fans of the work since the beginning. To say partnering (and partying) with the team at Andrew W.K. has been exciting and enlightening is an understatement. We’ve got our seat belts on and secured tightly, and we’re ready to party party party our way into the future of Andrew W.K.!”

Kristine Williams also issued a statement on behalf of the Andrew W.K. company:

“Everyone at Andrew W.K. and The Louise Harland Corporation is very pleased to have this opportunity to work with Napalm Records. We look forward to partying harder than ever before!”

Frank Vierti, longtime creative director for Andrew W.K., commented as well:

“I’ve worked on Andrew W.K. since the late ’90s, and it’s been a wild ride since day one. Still, after all the twists and turns, I have an uncanny feeling that the most twisted turns are about to take place, and I’m confident the good people at Napalm Records will hold on tight while we navigate the next loop in this never-ending rollercoaster ride.

It’s rare to find a group of music industry veterans that not only grasp the core of what we’ve been doing for the past two decades, but also have a shared vision that will take us forward and over the edges. They’ve seen through the big picture, they’ve accepted what’s going on in the background, and they’ve agreed on what’s to come. Most importantly, they’re not afraid to push this next chapter and reconnect the dots from 1999, 2001, 2005, 2009, and the tears spanning 2011 and 2018. O praise the Party Gods!”

Andrew W.K. Premieres “Music Is Worth Living For” Music Video

Andrew W.K. has premiered a new video for his song “Music Is Worth Living For.” This track is from his latest album “You’re Not Alone.” The singer commented:

“‘Music Is Worth Living For’ finds me and my band in the throes of a colossal vision quest. Determined to party harder than ever, we steel ourselves against alien elements and battle a formless but formidable storm. Multiplying myself, I attempt to transcend the whirling void by engaging in a series of flailing spiritual maneuvers, vainly wrestling with the emptiness of my own soul. Alas, I discover I had already been consumed by my own triumphantly pathetic creation. And at this moment of devastatingly poignant clarity, I realize I’m back where I started, trapped inside the hardest party of all: Being alive.”

In other news, W.K. will also be making an appearance on the April 24 episode of “Conan,” and he currently has the following shows booked:

April 19 – Portsmouth, U.K. @ Wedgewood Rooms
April 20 – Manchester, U.K. @ O2 Ritz
April 21 – Glasgow, U.K. @ Garage
April 28 – Jacksonville, Fla. @ Welcome to Rockville Festival
April 29 – Tampa, Fla. @ The Orpheum Theatre
May 01 – Pensacola, Fla. @Vinyl Music Hall
May 03 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Saturn
May 04 – Concord, N.C. @ Carolina Rebellion Festival
May 05 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Shaky Knees Festival
May 08 – Louisville, Ky. @ Diamond Pub
May 09 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Hi- Fi Lounge
May 10 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Pyramid Scheme
May 11 – Maquoketa, Iowa @ Codfish Hollow
May 12 – Chicago, Ill. @ The Vic
May 13 – Somerset, Wis. @ Northern Invasion Festival
May 15 – Rochester, N.Y. @ Montage Music Hall
May 16 – Toronto, Ontario @ Opera House
May 17 – Boston, Mass. @ Paradise
May 18 – New York, N.Y. @ Irving Plaza
May 19 – Columbus, Ohio @ Rock On The Range Festival
May 20 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
May 21 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer
May 22 – Millvale, Pa. @ Mr. Smalls
May 24 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Delmar Hall
May 25 – Pryor, Okla. @ Rocklahoma
Aug. 18 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Psycho Las Vegas
Sept. 04 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Crescent Ballroom
Sept. 05 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Fonda Theatre
Sept. 06 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore
Sept. 07 – Portland, Ore. @ Revolution Hall
Sept. 08 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Showbox @ The Market
Sept. 09 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Imperial
Sept. 11 – Calgary, Alberta @ Dickens Pub
Sept. 13 – Winnipeg, Manitoba @ The Park Theatre
Sept. 14 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Varsity Theatre
Sept. 18 – Des Moines, Iowa @ Wooly’s
Sept. 19 – Kansas City, Mo. @ RecordBar
Sept. 21 – Dallas, Texas @ Tree’s
Sept. 22 – Austin, Texas @ The Mohawk
Sept. 23 – Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall Downstairs
Sept. 25 – Nashville, Tenn. @ The Basement East
Sept. 26 – Durham, N.C. @ Motorco
Sept. 27 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Terminal West
Sept. 28 – Orlando, Fla. @ The Beacham

American Association Of Suicidology Names Andrew W.K. Person Of The Year

Andrew W.K. has been named Person Of The Year by the American Association Of Suicidology for his uplifting music and message. The singer will be presented with the award at the 51st annual AAS conference in Washington, D.C. during the weekend of April 18-21. He commented:

“Words cannot adequately convey my astonishment at having been selected for this unique recognition. I’m grateful to the American Association of Suicidology for the incredibly valuable work they’ve done for so long, and continue to do now, when it’s needed more than ever”

Andrew W.K. Premieres “Ever Again” Music Video

Andrew W.K. has premiered a new video for his new song “Ever Again.” This track is from his new album “You’re Not Alone,” which will be released on March 2.

Andrew W.K. said the following:

“A fantasy in which I imagine what it would be like to actually know the meaning of life – an ecstatic nightmare in which I’ve returned from the brink of annihilation, having clawed the Ultimate Insight from out of its hiding spot, and am finally able to solve the riddle of existence while I cry out in triumphant elation. The desire to possess this total internalized clarity – not only knowing what life really means, but actually feeling the Truth from the inside out – is a mirage for the mind, but a reality for the heart. But coming from a place of confusion and despair, perhaps simply having faith in the possibility of ‘the answer to everything’ is enough to see us through those frequent moments of painful disorientation. I’m not singing from the perspective of someone who has found this ultimate-answer-to-everything, but as someone who’s dreaming about how incredible it would feel if I had. And in a mysterious and strangely uplifting way, it seems that a belief in the possibility of an absolute Truth gives us access to something quintessential and crucial for our own survival – it connects us with a part of ourselves that’s both primal and divine – an empowering, enlightening, and energizing force of unyielding and overwhelming feeling. A feeling that transcends emotion. A feeling that overwhelms all thought and language. A feeling that can’t be understood, but can only be deeply and joyously experienced. And thus, celebrated in worshipful glee. Partying is born.”

Andrew W.K. Premieres New Song “Music Is Worth Living For”

Andrew W.K. has premiered a new song titled “Music Is Worth Living For.” This track is from the his new album “You’re Not Alone,” which will be released on March 2.

Andrew W.K. said the following:

“‘Music Is Worth Living For’ is an exaltation of my love for music itself. It’s also me pleading with myself to recognize music’s eternal power and glory, in the face of hardship and pain. The song is an effort to remind myself that life is worth living, if for no other reason than because of the beauty music conveys. Music is a mysterious phenomenon – it seems both to magically overwhelm and sublimate our suffering, but also to starkly dignify the struggles of our daily life. The physical power of music must be coming from some sort of unshakable truth, sent from the primal core of all being. It’s so effortless and elegant in its intensity. I truly believe that listening to music can transform you into a better person. In that way, all my songs have been me just trying to get better, trying to cheer myself up, trying to convince myself that there is hope and joy in the world no matter how dark it may seem. And the lyrics of this song, especially in the verses, are me calling out my own interior negative forces – the lowest and darkest impulses inside me, that wish to hold me down in despair – and I’m telling those malevolent urges once and for all that they won’t break me. I will persevere. And when I triumph, somehow, someday, it will be because of music. This song is a celebration of that essential and divine life-force that music is both emanating from and emitting to us. This song is about how good music makes it feel to not be dead. As the last line of the chorus proclaims, ‘Music makes me want to stay alive.’ That’s probably the truest lyric I’ve ever written.”

Andrew W.K. Reveals Cover Art & Track Listing For New Album “You’re Not Alone”

Andrew W.K. has revealed the details for his new album “You’re Not Alone.” That effort will be released on March 2, and the cover art, which was painted by Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell, can be found below, along with the track listing. Andrew W.K. commented:

“I’m going for the sound of pure, unadulterated power; every emotion, every thought, every experience, every sensation, every fear, every joy, every clarity, every confusion, every up, every down… all extruded and concentrated into one thick syrup of super life-force feeling, and then psychically amplified by the celebratory spirit of glorious partying.”

“You’re Not Alone” Track Listing:

01. “The Power of Partying”
02. “Music Is Worth Living For”
03. “Ever Again”
04. “I Don’t Know Anything”
05. “The Feeling of Being Alive”
06. “Party Mindset”
07. “The Party Never Dies”
08. “Give Up on You”
09. “Keep on Going”
10. “In Your Darkest Moments”
11. “The Devil’s on Your Side”
12. “Break the Curse”
13. “Total Freedom”
14. “Beyond Oblivion”
15. “Confusion and Clarity”
16. “You’re Not Alone”

Andrew W.K. To Release New Album In March

Andrew W.K. has confirmed that he will be releasing a new album on March 2. There isn’t much more information available right now, but Andrew W.K. did say the following:

“I’m going for the sound of pure, unadulterated power; every emotion, every thought, every experience, every sensation, every fear, every joy, every clarity, every confusion, every up, every down… all extruded and concentrated into one thick syrup of super life-force feeling, and then psychically amplified by the celebratory spirit of glorious partying.”

Andrew W.K. Announces “The Party Never Dies” Tour

Andrew W.K. has announced that he will be returning with full band for his “The Party Never Dies” tour. You can see the dates for that below. Andrew W.K. is also working on new material with plans to release new music before the year’s end.

Tour Dates:

09/14 — Atlanta, Ga. – Terminal West
09/17 — Chicago, Ill. – Riot Fest
09/18 — Minneapolis, Minn. – First Avenue
09/20 — Kansas City, Mo. – Record Bar
09/21 — Denver, Colo. – Summit Music Hall
09/22 — Salt Lake City, Utah – Metro Music Hall
09/24 — Seattle, Wash. – Neumos
09/25 — Portland, Ore. – Wonder Ballroom
09/27 — San Francisco, Calif. – Independent
09/29 — Los Angeles, Calif. – The Regent
10/01 — Phoenix, Ariz. – Crescent Ballroom
10/03 — Austin, Texas – Mohawk
10/04 — Dallas, Texas – House of Blues
10/05 — Houston, Texas – House of Blues
10/07 — St. Louis, Mo. – Ready Room
10/08 — Cincinnati, Ohio – Bogart’s
10/09 — Pittsburgh, Pa. – Mr Smalls
10/11 — Philadelphia, Pa. – Theater of Living Arts
10/12 — Washington, D.C. – Rock & Roll Hotel
10/13 — Brooklyn, N.Y. – Warsaw
10/14 — Boston, Mass. – Brighton Music Hall
10/17 — Toronto, Ontario – Opera House
10/18 — Detroit, Mich. – St. Andrew’s Hall
10/19 — Columbus, Ohio – A&R Bar
10/20 — Milwaukee, Wis. – The Rave
11/09 — Portsmouth, U.K. – Wedgewood Rooms
11/10 — London, U.K. – 02 Forum Kentish Town
11/11 — Cardiff, Wales – Great Hall
11/12 — Norwich, U.K. – Waterfront
11/13 — Manchester, U.K. – 02 Ritz
11/14 — Glasgow, Scotland – Garage
11/15 — Birmingham, U.K. – 02 Academy 2
11/18 — Mexico City, Mexico — Corona Capital