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Margaret Cho recruits wet dream indie lineup for upcoming album

on June 10, 2010, 2:30pm

What is it with musicians popping up on comedy albums? A year ago we had Julian Casablancas, Norah Jones, and T-Pain singing about boomboxes, Chex Mix, and boats with The Lonely Island. More recently, Dave Sitek announced a mixtape with Aziz Ansari. Now Margaret Cho enters the musical-comedy arena with her upcoming album Cho Dependent. The lineup boasts indie stars like Tegan and Sara, Andrew Bird, and Fiona Apple singing songs about body parts and bodily functions. While the songs they appear on seem relatively innocuous, other track titles include “Your Dick”, which features Ben Lee and the New Pornographers’ A.C. Newman, and “Gimme Your Seed” with Garrison Starr.

Don’t think these artists emailed in recordings of a few Cho lines either. Every artist cowrote his or her track(s). Yes, that means Ani DiFranco played an active role in creating “Captain Cameltoe”. If you don’t find this vaguely distressing, you should.

Several of these songs have seen the light of day, including “Eat Shit and Die” with Grant Lee Phillips and “My Puss”, which became a music video that’s about as classy as you would expect. Listen to those songs at your own risk and check out the full track list below.

Meanwhile, Cho is expected to appear at Bonnaroo this weekend with The Raconteurs Brendan Benson, where they’ll film a music video for their co-written tune, ” Baby I’m With the Band”.

Cho Dependent Tracklist:
01. Intervention (w/ Tegan & Sara)
02. Calling in Stoned (w/ Ben Lee & Tommy Chong)
03. Your Dick (w/ A.C. Newman and Ben Lee)
04. Baby I’m With The Band (w/ Brendan Benson)
05. Hey Big Dog (w/ Patty Griffin, Ben Lee, and Fiona Apple)
06. I’m Sorry (w/ Andrew Bird)
07. Lice (w/ Ben Lee)
08. Enemies (w/ Jon Brion)
09. Asian Adjacent (w/ Grant Lee Phillips)
10. Gimme Your Seed (w/ Garrison Starr)
11. Eat Shit and Die (w/ Grant Lee Phillips)
12. Captain Cameltoe  (w/ Ani DiFranco)
13. My Puss (w/ Diana Yanez & Kurt Hall)
14. Hidden Track: Lesbian Escalation (w/ Rachael Yamagata)

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