This year, Mike Doughty released a crowd-funded album that included re-recordings of old Soul Coughing songs -- mainly the best of "Ruby Vroomm" (1994), "Irresistible Bliss" (1996) and "El Oso" (1998). The record's name ridiculously lists all 13 tracks, but Doughty shortens it to "Circles" or "Circles Super Bon Bon..." for press purposes.
Best known as the head of the inexplicably unique nineties band, Soul Coughing, Mike Doughty has been busy releasing a steady stream of solo albums, memoirs and miscellaneous musical projects.
The tenth annual Forecastle Festival took place July 13-15 at Waterfront Park in downtown Louisville, Kentucky.
While looking at all the music I was listening to this year I see that most of my favorite stuff ended up being single songs. (Stay tuned for a post on that topic.) But the albums that I dove into I dove into repeatedly and often. Here are about half of my favorites.
With his signature scraped and sly delivery and intricate and literate word play, Mike Doughty continues to challenge singer-songwriter expectations.
Since leaving Soul Coughing in 2000, Mike Doughty has released a couple of EPs, a half dozen records, toured in a few configurations and played here at KDHX (twice!).