In her pursuit to make an album that is “hilarious but also seriously good,” comedian Margaret Cho “turned to some of [her] music heroes.” And as it turns out, we have a few heroes in common — namely Fiona Apple, Andrew Bird, and Jon Brion. In addition to those three collaborators, Cho recruited a host of other notable artists for her forthcoming 14-track LP, Cho Dependent, including Raconteur/solo artist Brendan Benson, Grant Lee Phillips, Ani DiFranco, Rachael Yamagata, Tegan & Sara, Patty Griffin, and the New Pornographers’ A.C. Newman.
Though the record doesn’t hit shelves until August 24, we won’t have to wait for the end of the month to hear what Cho and company cooked up in the studio: In addition to a new music video for “I’m Sorry,” a so-called “murder ballad” which Andrew Bird co-wrote and performs on, Cho is streaming the entire album on her website right now (*the full LP is no longer streaming on her site). Check out the tracklist here, as well as the “I’m Sorry” video (co-starring Bird) and duet with our hero Fiona Apple on “Hey Big Dog” below:
“Hey Big Dog” (feat. Fiona Apple & Ben Lee, written w/ Patty Griffin)