Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness: New Studio Album ‘Tilt At The Wind No More’ Out Now!

March 31, 2023 BY Jason Currell

Today, veteran indie-pop singer-songwriter-pianist Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness has released his new studio album, Tilt At The Wind No More, via NettwerkPRESS HERE to download/streamTilt At The Wind No More marks the fourth full-length album for McMahon under his Wilderness moniker and his first for Nettwerk. The 11-song collection features the Top 40 Alternative Radio hit Stars” and the previously released tracks Lying On The Hood Of Your Car,” “Nobody Tells You When You’re Young,” “Skywriting (co-written with K.Flay), VHS,” and Built To Last” as well as new single “Smoke & Ribbons” featuring backing vocals from McMahon’s 9-year-old daughter, CeciliaPRESS HERE to watch the official music video for “Smoke & Ribbons,” directed by Tyler Appel, which first premiered with Under The Radar Magazine. Tilt At The Wind No More is out now digitally and on CD with vinyl shipping in July – PRESS HERE to order and purchase merch bundles. PRESS HERE to read a Consequence Track By Track feature from McMahon on the creation of the new album.

In celebration of today’s album release, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness will be appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s #LateShowMeMusic online series with a special band performance of “Lying On The Hood Of Your Car.” Tune in at 1pm ET/10am PT to the Late Show’s official YouTube channel to watch – PRESS HERE.

“I’m really excited that this music is finally making its way into speakers other than my own,” shares McMahon. “It’s been a long time coming. I wrote and recorded Tilt knowing I was up against some milestones. Turning 40, 15 years of marriage, and finally getting to say I’ve spent more than half my life making records and touring. I wanted these songs to reflect that journey and some of what I’ve learned along the way. I’ve always tried to be completely honest about where I am in life and this record in a lot of ways is about getting older and making peace with my past and my place in the world. It’s very personal in that sense, but at its core it’s about being willing to look back at your past without judgement and choosing to move forward. I never know how these things will land but I do know it was a truly beautiful process bringing these songs to life. One that reaffirmed my love of record making. At the end of the day, that’s really enough for me.”

Of the new single “Smoke & Ribbons, he adds: “‘Smoke & Ribbons’ starts as a flashback to the early days of my wife and me dating and proceeds through a series of snapshots from our 20 years together. It’s a song about the massive highs and lows we’ve shared and how they’ve added up to a beautiful life. Having my daughter Cecilia join me on any track would have been special but the fact that she chose this song really made the record for me. It was a proud moment watching her on the mic and then getting to see her eyes light up when she heard herself on the playback. I feel so fortunate that we share a passion for music and that she wanted to be a part of this album.”

Tilt At The Wind No More, produced by recent Grammy Award-winner Jeremy Hatcher (Harry Styles, Maggie Rogers, Lizzo) and Grammy-nominated Tommy English (Kacey Musgraves, K.Flay, Børns), is a nostalgia-driven record, capturing McMahon at a turning point in life (celebrating his 40th birthday and 15th wedding anniversary, raising a daughter, working through past traumas in therapy, writing a memoir, and more) that simultaneously looks excitedly to the future. The album features 11 big-hearted songs – penned alongside co-writers including King Tuff, Sammy Witte (SZA, Harry Styles), Robopop (Weezer, Joy Oladokun), Luke Niccoli (Yves Tumor, Carly Rae Jepsen), and Gregg Wattenberg & Derek Furhman (Goo Goo Dolls, Five For Fighting) – that burst with joy and lessons learned. The previously released tracks off Tilt At The Wind No More have been featured across various DSP playlists including Spotify’s New Music Friday, The New Alt, Grade A, and Alt NOW, Apple Music’s Breaking Alternative, and Amazon Music’s Alternative Hits and Brand New Music and have received critical support from BrooklynVegan, Consequence, FLOOD Magazine, Alternative Press, E! News, Entertainment Tonight, idobi Radio and more. See below for the full track listing.

Following the first of two sold-out nights at The Chain Reaction in Anaheim last night, McMahon will officially celebrate the release of Tilt At The Wind No More in his home of Orange County, California with a second sold-out show tonight (March 31) and then head to New York City for another intimate album release show at Rockwood Music Hall on Tuesday, April 4Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness – featuring McMahon (lead vocals, piano), Bobby Anderson (guitar), Jay McMillan (drums), Mikey Wagner (bass) and Zac Clark (keys) – will be out on the road this year in support of the new album, first on a spring headlining tour from May 12-26 and then a summer run from July 14-29. The band will also appear at various festivals including their debut at Bonnaroo, the brand-new Adjacent FestivalFour Chord Music Festival, select dates on the Sad Summer Festival, and more. McMahon is also set to perform at this year’s When We Were Young festival with his first band Something Corporate. See below for all upcoming tour dates and visit for ticketing details and to purchase.

Over the last two decades, Andrew McMahon has successfully experienced musical rebirth many times and has consistently arrived on the other side stronger than ever. The East Coast-born, SoCal-based artist first co-founded the pop-punk outfit Something Corporate in 1998, serving as the group’s singer, pianist, and songwriter and leading the band to major chart success in the early 2000s via the albums Leaving Through The Window (2002) and North (2003). Soon after, McMahon resurfaced with the more personal solo project Jack’s Mannequin, finding success through three studio albums, with the second (The Glass Passenger, 2008) and third (People and Things, 2011) entering the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart and their debut, Everything In Transit (2005), reaching Gold status. In 2014, McMahon released his debut album under his own name and new moniker, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, featuring the breakout top 5 alternative radio singles “Cecilia and the Satellite” and “Fire Escape.” Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness has since released the hook-packed albums Zombies On Broadway (2017) and Upside Down Flowers (2018), amassing over 325 million total streams to date, performing at such marquee festivals as Coachella, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Riot Fest, and Firefly, and touring alongside the likes of Weezer, Panic! at the DiscoGavin DeGrawAllen Stone, and Dashboard Confessional as well as one of McMahon’s idols, Billy JoelMcMahon has also sold nearly 2.5 million albums across all of his musical projects, received an Emmy nomination for his work on the NBC show “Smash,” and released his memoir Three Pianos in October 2021, which is also available as an audiobook read by Andrew with special musical sections he exclusively scored for this. Additionally, in 2006, McMahon founded the Dear Jack Foundation after surviving his own battle with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) at the age of 22. The nonprofit charity provides impactful programming that directly benefits adolescent and young adults diagnosed with cancer in order to improve quality of life and create positive health outcomes from treatment to survivorship for patients and their families. For more information or to donate, visit:

Andrew McMahon recently participated in a GRAMMY U Masterclass during SXSW with moderator Taylor Hanson discussing longevity in the music business – PRESS HERE to watch.


  1. Lying On The Hood Of Your Car
  2. Skywriting
  3. Stars
  4. Submarine
  5. Built To Last
  6. New Friends
  7. Little Disaster
  8. Last Rites
  9. VHS
  10. Nobody Tells You When You’re Young
  11. Smoke & Ribbons


March 31 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction (Sold Out)

April 4 – New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall (Sold Out)

May 12 – Wilmington, DE @ The Main Hall at The Queen (Sold Out)

May 13 – Syracuse, NY @ Food Truck Battle at New York State Fairgrounds

May 14 – Portland, ME @ Aura

May 16 – Albany, NY @ Empire Live

May 17 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre

May 19 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall

May 20 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection

May 21 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

May 23 – Fort Wayne, IN @ The Clyde Theatre

May 24 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom (Sold Out)

May 26 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa

May 27 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Adjacent Festival ^

June 17 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival ^

June 18 – Indianapolis, IN @ WonderRoad ^

July 14 – Kansas City, MO @ KC LIVE! +

July 15 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Tower Theater +

July 17 – Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall +

July 18 – Ponte Vedra, FL @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall +

July 20 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution +

July 21 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues +*

July 22 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle +*

July 24 – New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater

July 25 – Irving, TX @ Sad Summer Festival ^

July 27 – Del Valle, TX @ Sad Summer Festival ^

July 28 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre

July 29 – Irvine, CA @ Sad Summer Festival ^

August 12 – Washington, PA @ Four Chord Music Festival ^

October 21 – Las Vegas, NV @ When We Were Young (with Something Corporate) ^ (Sold Out)

October 22 – Las Vegas, NV @ When We Were Young (with Something Corporate) ^ (Sold Out)

^ indicates festival appearances 

* indicates special guest The Starting Line 

+ indicates special guest flor