[Cover photo credit to Clay Patrick McBride]
Ghost of Vroom, comprised of veteran singer-songwriter Mike Doughty (Soul Coughing), bassist Andrew “Scrap” Livingston, and drummer Madden Klass, have announced the upcoming release of their new album. Ghost of Vroom 3 arrives via Mod y Vi Records on Friday, September 1, 2023.
Produced by longtime collaborator Mario Caldato Jr. (Beastie Boys, Beck, Jack Johnson), Ghost of Vroom 3 collects a dozen new tracks, including first single, “Pay The Man,” out now. A behind-the-scenes look at the “Making of Ghost of Vroom 3” is also streaming now.
Author Rick Moody writes in an essay accompanying the album:
It’s a dream, and a groove, and its language is an object, one that leads beyond where Doughty started, into a life of greater improvisation, the aleatory, the migratory, the dilatory, hand signals, dropping in and dropping out the kid goes for broke, and here makes one of the great records of his life, a thing of its time, a thing of another time, a thing that makes dreams out of time, and a thing of great beauty, and, let it be said, acceleration, here it is the third of three, like hypothesis, antithesis, synthesis, GHOST OF VROOM 3.
Known for his diverse work as solo artist and former Soul Coughing frontman, Mike Doughty has released 11 albums in the 21st Century. Doughty has also posted at least one completely new song each week since 2015 via his official Patreon page, now numbering close to 300.
Doughty is the author of two memoirs published by Hachette Books, 2012’s The Book of Drugs and I Die Each Time I Hear The Sound. Last year saw Ghost of Vroom perform multi-week improvised music residencies in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, creating a completely unique show with each and every set.