Mike Doughty?s "Haughty Melodic" comes out May 3. Produced by Dan Wilson (Semisonic), it is a mighty return to form for the former Soul Coughing frontman. Featuring John Munson on upright bass, Spymob and N.E.R.D.?s Eric Fawcett on drums and various Minneapolis allstars, "Haughty Melodic" took Dan and Mike nearly two years to complete and the result is worth the wait.
Dan?s album is now mastered but those who read the music biz news (hopefully none of you) will already know that his label, Rick Rubin?s American Recordings, is in the midst of moving some of its roster from Island/Universal Records to Warner Bros. No more can be said, but whatever the outcome is for Dan, it will be trumpeted loudly here.