Sic Alps' Mike Donovan Unveils 'WOT' Solo Album
Published Aug 01, 2013Right when acid-washed psych-pop crew Sic Alps have called it quits last month, the band's Mike Donovan hinted that a solo debut would be on the way shortly. True to his word, Donovan has now revealed all the details behind WOT, which will hit stores October 15 through Drag City.
A press release notes that the California psych artist's first solo effort is "rife with riffing tunes" and veers from his old band's output to focus on "front-porch 21st-century j'accuse-tic blues" and "elegiac slo-mo rock'n'roll." Touchstones referenced in the press sheet include classic Rolling Stones, as well as the Plastic Ono Band.
You can stream the acoustic blues-slingin' album opener "New Fieldhand Bop," a song that has Donovan singing about making peace with the past, down below.
Donovan has a handful of tour dates to get through this summer, though the trip takes place down in the U.S. Regardless, you can see the show info down below.
1. New Fieldhand Bop
2. Lost Wot
3. Fly Them Yourself
4. Do Do Ya?
5. Sic Ballad
6. Baroque Ass
7. Sexual Re-assignment Surgery Blues
8. MP3 Farm
9. Still In Town
10. George Guitar Bit
11. A Thousand Ages From The Sun
12. Perpetual Sabbath
08/01 Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst Atrium *
08/25 Sacramento, CA - Verge Center for the Arts #
08/27 San Francisco, CA - The Henlock Tavern #
08/29 San Luis Obispo, CA - Crossroads #
08/30 Los Angeles, CA - MOCA Hollywood
08/31 Los Angeles, CA - Pehrspace ^#
09/02 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall *
09/04 Big Sur, CA - Fernwood Resort *
09/05 Oakland, CA - The New Parish *
09/06 Portland, OR - Music Fest NW *
09/07 Seattle, WA - Neumo's *
09/08 Boise, ID - Neurolux *
09/09 Reno, NV - Holland Project *
09/10 Sacramento, CA - Bows & Arrows
* with Ty Segall
# with Sun Foot
^ with Huxley Anne