Mike Doughty: Golden Delicious


Mike Doughty
On February 19, 2008, ATO Records will release GOLDEN DELICIOUS, the new album from singer/songwriter MIKE DOUGHTY. Doughty and GRAMMY-winning producer DAN WILSON worked with Doughty's touring band to craft a driven, organic sound around his savvy, agile lyrical escapades on GOLDEN DELICIOUS, which was mixed by JACQUIRE KING (Kings Of Leon, Modest Mouse, No Doubt) and mastered by RICHARD DODD (Dixie Chicks, Tom Petty, Green Day) -- both also GRAMMY winners. GOLDEN DELICIOUS is the follow-up to Doughty's AAA radio top five album HAUGHTY MELODIC (2005), which included the hit "Looking at the World from the Bottom of a Well."

GOLDEN DELICIOUS includes the hip-shaking pop gems "Put It Down" and "I Just Want The Girl In The Blue Dress To Keep On Dancing," and the fan favorite "27 Jennifers" is recorded with a band for the first time (and will be the album's first single at radio). Doughty paints a haunting picture on the noirish "I Got The Drop On You," and his longing vocals and the band's smoldering rhythm guide the dirge "Wednesday (Contra la Puerta)." Opening track "Fort Hood" is named for the U.S. army base that has suffered the greatest number of casualties in the Iraq War; the anthem was inspired by a visit to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. See below for a complete track list.

MIKE DOUGHTY is a true multi-media artist: musician, songwriter, poet, playwright, photographer, and an avid, eloquent blogger (www.mikedoughty.com/blog). His band on GOLDEN DELICIOUS -- multi-instrumentalist ANDREW "SCRAP" LIVINGSTON, drummer PETE McNEAL (Cake, Jem, Gary Jules), keyboardist JOHN KIRBY (Black Eyed Peas) and bassist JOHN MUNSON (Semisonic, Trip Shakespeare) -- was supplemented on some tracks by guitarist DAVID LEVITA, percussionist KEN CHASTAIN and singer MANKWE NDOSI.

Doughty will introduce the new songs on GOLDEN DELICIOUS with THE QUESTION JAR SHOW, a November small-venue duo tour with Livingston. Doughty will take requests from the audience and answer questions that fans place in a jar at the venue -- no question too weird, no topic taboo. See below for a list of confirmed dates.

1. Fort Hood
2. I Just Want The Girl In The Blue Dress To Keep On Dancing
3. Put It Down
4. More Bacon Than The Pan Can Handle
5. 27 Jennifers
6. I Wrote A Song About Your Car
7. I Got The Drop On You
8. Wednesday (Contra La Puerta)
9. Like A Luminous Girl
10. Nectarine (Part One)
11. Navigating By The Stars At Night

11.05 - Austin, TX - Cactus
11.06 - Minneapolis, MN - Bryant Lake Bowl
11.07 - Minneapolis, MN - Bryant Lake Bowl
11.08 - Chicago, IL - Schubas
11.10 - Louisville, KY - Phoenix Hill Tavern
11.11 - Nashville, TN - 3rd & Lindsley
11.13 - Annapolis, MD - Ram's Head
11.15 - New York, NY - Joe's Pub
11.16 - New York, NY - Joe's Pub
11.17 - Boston, MA - Lizard Lounge
11.19 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
11.27 - Los Angeles, CA - Hotel Cafe
11.28 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
11.30 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios (two shows)
12.01 - Vancouver, BC - The Red Room
12.03 - Seattle, WA - The Triple Door
12.05 - Boulder, CO - Trilogy Lounge
12.06 - Fort Collins, CO - Hodi's Half Note

TWO NEW SONGS ON MYSPACE: www.myspace.com/mikedoughty


[Published on: 11/5/07]

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nfenne starstarstarstar Tue 11/6/2007 06:28AM
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I really hope to catch him on this tour. The last couple shows I've seen w/ his band were very similar and the crowd was fratastic. Hopefully an intimate acoustic show will be better.

kirkbrew starstarstar Tue 11/6/2007 07:48AM
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Saw Mike at ACL. He is great live. Good show and a funny guy. Does a lot of improv too (musicially and comedic). Wish Soul Coughing was still together.

Rinosquad Tue 11/6/2007 08:14AM
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This guy blows. I'm sorry maybe he has gotten better, but his soul coughing days were his best. Man he really ruined a Galactic show in Columbus for me. Galactic was rippin and then they brought him out and I just stopped everything and walked away to get a beer. Supreme downer.

21mmer Tue 11/6/2007 09:02AM
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bring back soul coughing!

garbaz Tue 11/6/2007 12:12PM
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He's awesome.

Great songwriting.

RothburyWithCheese starstarstarstarstar Tue 11/6/2007 02:29PM
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I've seen Mikeat ACL and SXSW. Missed him at the cactus the other night though. He is amazing!! Soul coughing was incredible!!!

TheBiggie starstarstarstarstar Thu 11/8/2007 08:09AM
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Mike Doughty is one of my favorite artists. His lyrics paint wonderful pictures, his voice is cool, and the songs have great texture and a great beat. Can't wait for this album.

USCTrojans4Life Thu 11/8/2007 09:46AM
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Man soul coughing, how about turn your head and cough. I am a douche-bag! Mike sucks real bad.