Reuniting Something Corporate was not a hell freezes over proposition, according to frontman Andrew McMahon.
"We're celebrating the fact all of us are on stage as friends again, which has been a neat aspect to this reunion," says McMahon, 27, who had already put his current band, Jack's Mannequin, in motion before Something Corporate went on hiatus in 2005. "Even at the most strained of our relationships I would never say we weren't friends. You get to a place where you're such good friends you become brothers — and you fight like brothers.
"But we always kept central to the mission of the band that here are these great relationships. And I think that's in large part what made us a band people liked. There was that kind of dynamic between us you could tell was genuine."
McMahon says Something Corporate is genuinely happy to be together this summer, renewing an association that produced three albums, two EPs and some radio favorites such as "If You C Jordan," "I Woke Up in a Car," "Punk Rock Princess" and "Space." That says he doesn't see the group reactivating as a going concern. Guitarist Josh Partington is planning to finish law school, and McMahon plans to start recording a new Jack's Mannequin album in September.
Still, McMahon says, "we never say never. I think we all kind of picked this moment because it seemed like maybe the last (time) for awhile when we would really be able to get everybody in the same room like this. Whatever comes after this ... we'll see."
Something Corporate performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, at the Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave. Tickets are $35 and $25 with an $89 four-pack. Call 313-961-5450 or visit www.livenation.com.