The seven-year career of idiosyncratic jazz-pop quartet Soul Coughing will be surveyed on “Lust in Phaze,” due March 19 from Rhino. The set will contain 20 songs culled from the group’s three Slash/Warner records — 1994’s “Ruby Vroom,” 1996’s “Irresistible Bliss,” and 1998’s “El Oso” — plus scattered rarities including a live version of “Casiotone Nation,” a Propellerheads radio edit of “Super Bon Bon,” and the non-album track “Buddha Rhubarb Butter.”
“Lust in Phaze” will come packaged with a band history by New York Press editor John Strausbaugh and track-by-track notes from frontman Mike Doughty, who formed Soul Coughing in 1992 with drummer Yuval Gabay, bassist Sebastian Steinberg, and keyboardist Mark De Gli Antoni.
The group’s first two albums were critical successes, but its biggest chart showing came with “El Oso,” which debuted at No. 49 on The Billboard 200 in October 1998. The album contained Soul Coughing’s biggest single, “Circles,” a No. 8 hit on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks chart.
Happy Christmas, Merry Channukah, etc. etc. Just heard from Mr. Mark DeGliAntoni and he sure has been busy that past few months. He just finished scoring that feature film about two and a half weeks ago. ‘Cherish’ directed by Finn Taylor (Dream with the Fishes) starring Robin Tunney, Tim Nelson, Nora Dunn, Liz Phair, Jason Priestly. It’s now in the judgement round at Sundance and then has it’s theatrical release in the spring. Mark says, “I’m really happy with the score.” Sebastian Steinberg, Lisa Germano, Nashio (Nortec Collective), among others are guests on this soundtrack.
Doughty (*******) is selling a holiday package. You get an autographed Skittish CD, a tshirt and 3 stickers. What a deal! All for $34.00. I am not sure if this includes shipping. And Doughty (*******) has signed 203 copies of those “Skittish” CDs with his name, as well as a totally unique FAKE WORD. Each word is guaranteed 100% FAKE and completely Mike Doughty’s (**** *******’s) invention. Check out his website (www.*********************.com) for a complete list of all 203 FAKE WORDS. Be sure to tell them SCUG sent you. Order it here.
Mike Doughty has some shows this week with G. Love and Special Sauce. More information can be obtained in the SOLO TOURDATES section of SCUG and at MikeDoughty.com.
Mike Doughty just annouced he’ll be playing with G Love for Halloween in Chicago at the Riviera Theatre. Order Tickets. Mike Doughty’s BBS is also back in effect at MikeDoughty.com.
Mark DeGliAntoni just got a new gig composing the score to an upcoming film entitled “Cherish.”