posted October 18th, 2013

Oh, WOT! Mike Donovan's debut solo album has just entered the capitalist, free-market place. While we fully anticipate you're already walking to the corner store to buy a copy with your Freemason emblazoned greenbacks, it's realistic to assume you'd like to get an impression of the record on your mobile device while you motor on down. Thus, we give you the video for "Do Do Ya?" - an intensive visual accompaniment to an already rollicking jam.

In this new life of Mike's, there is a brooding pregnance as he intones over some front-porch 21st-century j'accuse-tic blues with a blur of half-plugged, elegiac slo-mo rocknroll rubbed in for good measure. Guitars intersecting in the manner of the old loom the Stones once used, weaving in blue. Where rubric becomes fabric becomes freecidelic. Confronting the empty in acrostic (inner) space, Wot is Plastic Ono dyspeptic arrhythmia, with Mike's soul shoutouts at the five-and-dime buried in the symmetry. The dream is over, so he's starting a new dream - Wot is it and here's a good taste.

10/17/13 Mango's Houston TX w/ Jandek
10/18/13 Siberia New Orleans LA
10/19/13 97 Estoria Atlanta GA
10/20/13 High Watt Nashville TN w/ R Stevie Moore
10/21/13 Pilot Light Knoxville TN
10/22/13 The Garage Winston-Salem NC
10/23/13 Comet Ping Pong Washington DC
10/24/13 Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia PA
10/25/13 Death By Audio Brooklyn NY
10/26/13 Il Motore Montreal Canada
10/28/13 Parts and Labour Toronto Canada
10/29/13 Lager House Detroit MI
10/30/13 Empty Bottle Chicago IL
10/31/13 Cataracts Festival Indianapolis IN
11/1/13 FOKL Center Kansas City KS
11/2/13 Meadowlark Denver CO
11/5/13 The Holland Project Reno NV
11/16/13 King Georg Cologne Germany with Magik Markers
11/29/13 Le Guess Who Festival Utrecht Netherlands Ty Segall Stage

Artists in this story: Mike Donovan