Mike Doughty’s Skittish/Rockity Roll is on sale today!
Sebastian Steinberg showed up on William Shatner’s latest CD, Has Been on a handful of cuts playing bass. It’s an amazing record featuring the likes of Joe Jackson, Ben Folds, Aimee Man, Lemon Jelly, Henry Rollins and Brad Paisley. Totally a strange & quirky record, but is interesting and well put together, none the less.
Mike Doughty just signed a deal with ATO Records (David Gray, Gov’t Mule, Ben Kweller, My Morning Jacket, etc…). Skittish and Rockity Roll will be re-released as a two-disc package (talk of unreleased tracks to be included) and there will be a new studio album coming in Spring 2005.
Sebastian Steinberg is on tour again with Yerba Buena. Be sure to check them out in a city near you – they are an incredible latin hip hop funk band.
I just got off the phone with Sebastian. It turns out he’s been working with Randy Kaye on getting together the long awaited Soul Coughing DVD. So Sebastian asked me to post something up here to see what the fans had. Please contact me if you have any good quality videos of Soul Coughing. More news as it happens.
There is a new interview on SCUG conducted by Andy with Mark De Gli Antoni talking more about the Kufala Records releases among other things. You can view it here. This interview will be published in SMASH Magazine, but you can view it here first!
Mike Doughty will visit Seattle’s KEXP radio on Tuesday, June 22 before his show at the Crocodile for an interview and acoustic performance. Mike is on air at 4:00 PM Pacific time (7:00 PM eastern).
In the Seattle area, tune in at 90.3 FM; everywhere else, listen in live online at KEXP.org or through the Radio tuner in iTunes (under Alt/Modern Rock).
Mark is pretty much done with Horse Tricks II and Tempo Team. Tempo Team is Mark De Gli Antoni, Yuval Gabay & Sebastian Steinberg with various guests. These releases will be coming out as a split CD in the fall on Olympus Mons Records. Samples coming soon!
Mad props to Mary Ann (Iceered) for all the great pictures she sent me of Doughty (solo shows) and Sebastian (w/ Yerba Buena) on tour. You can view the new pictures here.
New FAQ. Please feel free to submit your own questions in there.
I apologize for any lack of updates in a long while. I’ve been pretty busy these days with my label, studio and thought of buying a house here in DC. — Well the tide has changed yet again. The live Soul Coughing discs we’ve been waiting for, have come out! We send mad props to Brady at Kufala. Kufala are taking orders right now, but CDs will not be shipped until the 29th. The shows are as follows:
Rennes, France 12/03/1994
Tokyo, Japan 02/03/1997
New York, NY 08/16/1999
Berlin / Amsterdam
Each double disc show is $20. The whole set can be purchased for $80. Click here for all the information and to order. And from Kufala.com:
We are happy to announce the release of our Soul Coughing Live series. One of the most unique cult bands of the ’90s, Soul Coughing anchored a new crop of quirky, unclassifiable bands that emerged in the post-grunge era. Their live shows were legendary and these 5 2 CD sets were hand picked and compiled by keyboardist Mark De Gli Antoni. If you are the superfan and want to get all five albums check out the 4 out of 5 deal. Enjoy.
In other related news, Mike Doughty has released another EP entitled “Rockity Roll” – It features 6 new songs. It’s just Doughty and a drum machine. It’s pure. It’s raw. It’s Doughty. You can get more information at mikedoughty.com or you can go to his store here. Doughty also has a mini tour planned out for the month of April. Details on his site.
News with Yuval is great. He has been in Bristol for the past few months rehearsing to hit up another, but larger, tour with Roni Size. More news on that once the tour has been laid out.
And in SCUG news, you must go check out the new Photography Gallery. It’s been totally reworked and indexed and there are tons of new pictures in there. Go ahead. Do it. It will make you feel better.