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Albums Of The Week: Ghost Of Vroom | Ghost Of Vroom 3

Mike Doughty, Andrew Livingstone and Mario Caldato Jr. remind you that white men can still get crazy with the Cheez Whiz on this eccentric groove-rock throwback.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Ghost Of Vroom – the acclaimed band comprised of veteran singer-songwriter Mike Doughty (Soul Coughing), bassist Andrew “Scrap” Livingston, and drummer Madden Klass – have returned with their new album Ghost Of Vroom 3.

Produced by longtime collaborator Mario Caldato Jr. (Beastie Boys, Beck, Jack Johnson), Ghost Of Vroom 3 collects a dozen new tracks built upon hard-hitting drums, eclectic hooks and Doughty’s signature brand of lyrically dexterous art-pop.

“It’s a dream, and a groove, and its language is an object,” writes award-winning author Rick Moody in an exclusive essay accompanying Ghost Of Vroom 3, “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, Doughty has released 11 albums in the 21st Century, from 2005’s Haughty Melodic to 2016’s The Heart Watches While The Brain Burns. Doughty has posted at least one new song each week since 2015 via his Patreon page, now numbering close to 300. 2015 also saw his biblical oratorio Revelation staged in New York City. Doughty is the author of two acclaimed memoirs: 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.”