Mike Doughty discusses new LP

By | Published on Tuesday 16 August 2011

Mike Doughty

Cult indie auteur Mike Doughty will release a new album entitled ‘Yes And Also Yes’, his first since 2009’s ‘Sad Man Happy Man’, via Snackbar Records on 7 Nov.

He wrote the LP, for the most part, at fabled artists’ colony Yaddo, with Semisonic’s Dan Wilson taking co-credits on several tracks. “It was founded by a railroad tycoon’s wife, in her mansion, built in the 1890s”, says Mike of the New York-based creative hotbed, which in the past has played host to Truman Capote and Sylvia Plath among others. “They put up artists for a month or two, feed them in an opulent dining room, and give them space and time to work”.

Mike duets with Johnny Cash’s daughter Roseanne on album track ‘Holiday’, elsewhere using a capsule of the antidepressant Duloxetine as a percussive tool, and playing the Chinese lute.