Mike Doughty Offers Fans Subscription Program for Unreleased Music
Singer-songwriter Mike Doughty is giving fans a chance to access his vault of unreleased material with the Lo-Fi Lodge, a subscription program starting later this month. For a one-time $20 fee, listeners will be able to download 32 tracks, one per week, from the past decade of Doughty's solo career.
The collection includes demos, acoustic recordings of popular tracks and early, unreleased versions of songs that ended up changing shape. Eleven of the tracks have never been released to the public in any form. The Lo-Fi Lodge is a treat for the hardcore fans who have been following Doughty since he exited alternative band Soul Coughing in the late '90s.
Doughty explains, "There’s acoustic versions of songs from 'Golden Delicious' and 'Yes and Also Yes' that I did for their respective producers before embarking on the album, digital 8-track versions of 'Haughty Melodic' tunes, tunes done for the soundtrack of the movie 'Evenhand,' songs from 'Haughty' and 'Golden Delicious' that began with other producers, until I decided to go a different direction. And–as they say–much much more."
Doughty recently released 'The Book of Drugs,' an honest memoir with stories about the artist's addiction and recovery. He's currently touring with a live show that he described to Diffuser.fm as "one man, one book and a bunch of songs."