In celebration of its 15-year anniversary, ATO Records is putting out a series of reissues, including signee Mike Doughty‘s solo album Haughty Melodic. As a treat for fans, Doughty’s reissued CD will feature a previously unreleased bonus track called “I’m Still Drinking in My Dreams,” which you can listen to now exclusively on Billboard.
“I was surprised to discover, when I listened to it years later, that it’s one of my favorite tracks from those sessions, and whatever rationale [producer] Dan Wilson and I had for leaving it off totally escapes me,” Doughty said about the bonus track. “[It’s] one of those things where you’re making a record and you stop seeing the forest for the trees — like, maybe there were too many songs in D major already or something. It was loony to exclude it.”
Haughty Melodic was Soul Coughing founder Mike Doughty’s first full-band solo album and was originally released in 2005 with ATO Records, the Dave Matthews co-owned record label. When Billboard covered the album premiere over a decade ago, Doughty described the album’s sound as “a lot like the ‘Madchester’ bands of the late ’80s, early ’90s,” and Doughty’s bonus track maintains the album’s psychedelic rock sound,
Listen to “I’m Still Drinking in My Dreams” exclusively on Billboard below: