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      November 6, 2013

      Wednesday   8:00 PM

      1805 Geary Blvd
      San Francisco, California 94115

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      Mike Doughty of Soul Coughing

      Whole Show of Songs from El Oso, Ruby Vroom, & Irresistible Bliss

      On September 17, Mike Doughty will release his new album, a collection of 13 re-imagined songs originally performed by his former band, Soul Coughing. Doughty has famously eschewed the band's repertoire as he built a solo career in the years after their 2000 split, but decided to re-explore his old songs after writing his memoir, The Book of Drugs, which was published by Da Capo last year. The album was produced by Good Goose (Menya, Ninjasonik, Mac Lethal, Homeboy Sandman) and will be released worldwide via Snack Bar (Doughty's own imprint) and Megaforce Records.

      The album's title is a list of the songs included: Circles Super Bon Bon Sleepless How Many Cans? True Dreams of Wichita Monster Man Mr. Bitterness Maybe I'll Come Down St. Louise Is Listening I Miss the Girl Unmarked Helicopters The Idiot Kings So Far I Have Not Found the Science. The album includes songs that originally appeared on each of Soul Coughing's three studio albums, as well as "Unmarked Helicopters," a rarity originally written for the X-Files-themed 1996 compilation album Songs in the Key of X.

      Doughty raised funds to record Circles Super Bon Bon... via a crowdfunding campaign with PledgeMusic.com. Doughty's enthusiastic fans helped the project reach its funding goal within 16 hours of launch in early April, and to date more than 3,400 fans have contributed. Incentives ranging from autographed CDs to exclusive t-shirts to a private concert and more are still available, and fans may continue to pledge up until the day before the album's release date at http://pledgemusic.com/mikedoughty

      Doughty says of the reinvented versions of the songs on Circles Super Bon Bon..., "After my memoir, which was full of pain, I picked up a guitar and, by myself, went through the songs I wrote in the '90s -- between the ages of 20 and 29 -- to figure out who I was, where I was, and what I was trying to say. There'll be more of the music I stumbled into, and fell in love with, when I came to New York as an 18-year-old -- an explosion of amazing hip-hop and house music. I can use the weirdness I absorbed as a doorman at an avant-garde jazz club, when I was 21, more artfully. I think the songs can be better than they were. I can make the actual songs more hear-able. I think I can make them more like what I intended them to be."

      Following the album's release, Doughty will tour the U.S. with a new band performing these 13 songs and more from the Soul Coughing catalog.

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