Mike’s fifth solo studio album, OGOGO, is now available for pre-order from Phish Dry Goods and Mike’s Store. The first singles from the record, “Steps” and “Victim” are streaming now via Spotify and YouTube.
Gordon sees OGOGO as a means of soaking his current life in and putting it back out again in the music. “Everything just came up serendipitously from writing the songs to finding the producer to finding the album title.”
Scott Murawski (guitar/vocals), Robert Walter (keyboards), John Morgan Kimock (drums) and Craig Myers (percussion) join Gordon on this record. And Murawski has been half of of the writing team for some nine years.
The album was produced by GRAMMY Award winning Shawn Everett. The producer has been behind the boards for a slew of critically-lauded releases—this year alone, Everett has done work on the new albums from The War on Drugs, Grizzly Bear, Broken Social Scene and Perfume Genius, among others. Everett had a big impact on the album’s sound. “A lot of Shawn’s stuff is experimental but not at the expense of the groove,” Gordon says. “Every instrument and every voice was recorded in a way that I’ve never seen before.”
Much of OGOGO was recorded at Q Division in Boston. “All five of us decided not to do what we had done before, but to be fresher and try to find our own voices. That started happening in a some jams… I want things to be interesting in a way that would serve the song.”
Anyone who pre-orders from Phish Dry Goods or Mike’s Store will be automatically entered into a contest for a chance to meet up with Mike for an hour on his upcoming Fall Tour. OGOGO somewhere. Talk about bass. Go record shopping. Must be at one of the shows on the tour. Location and time to be determined.