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MARGARET CHO READIES FIRST NEW MUSIC ALBUM IN 6 YEARS
“AMERICAN MYTH” SET FOR RELEASE APRIL 29

Los Angeles, CA – January 20, 2016 -  Three time Grammy and Emmy nominee, comedian Margaret Cho has confirmed she will release her new studio album, American Myth” on April 29, 2016 via her Clownery Records label.   American Myth is the follow-up to her 2010 Grammy nominated debut album Cho Dependent and is Margaret’s first new music in over 6 years.
Cho has already released three videos off the album with “Ron’s Got a DUI,” “Fat Pussy” and the controversial “(I Want To) Kill My Rapist.”  Margaret  will reveal at least two more videos in the coming months from American Myth leading up to the album’s release in April.
Ron’s Got a DUI” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIrvFK955KY
Fat Pussy” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zHNwJoGwlA
(I Want To) Kill My Rapist” -   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TXCmkhr-nE

 “I am extremely proud to release American Myth. This is an album of anthems and showcases my first efforts as a composer. I made it with my longtime collaborator Garrison Starr and an incredible and inspiring crew of artists. It is my glamorous and glittering tribute to family, comedy, anger, fame, gayness, grief, fat pride, love and hate. “ – Margaret Cho

The following songs were written in Atlanta, Los Angeles and on the road, and recorded in Koreatown with Garrison Starr.

 Come with Me -

I wrote this song to honor my own past as a sex worker, and to bring love and caring to a profession that is often misunderstood and vilified. It's what Mary Magdelene would have said to Jesus and vice versa. 

 Ron’s Got a DUI -

My favorite love song to all the gay men I have loved and now miss - for a generation of beautiful people we have lost to AIDS - it's a tribute and an anthem to love and loss.

Moran and Miiri  - I also wrote this song on my own, which is about Korean names and 60s immigration. I did some shows with Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche and his wife's name is Miiri which is close to my Korean name Moran. This track was also produced in LA by Garrison Starr. 

 Daddy I Miss You -

A song for fathers, mine and everyone's. 

 Georgia Sky -

My only true hate song, as complex and thunderous and overwhelming as love can be, so is hate. 

 Fat Pussy -

My fat pride anthem, which is a glorious and joyous celebration of my body and all female fatness - a love song to my fat.

 Beautiful in L.A. -

I have always wanted to cover this song, by the amazing Garrison Starr, and she helped me to reinvent it with her stellar production. It's got a real dark swing, bringing in the film noir history of LA into the light. 


Anna Nicole  -

This is a wonderful collaboration with Garrison Starr and it's a requiem for Anna Nicole Smith that is as beautiful and quirky as she was. It's my version of Candle in the wind, and about the archetype of someone who is too good for this world that exists in all of us. 

 Gentleman Jim - I wrote this one on my own when I was in Altanta and recorded with Garrison Starr  in Los Angeles. Garrison produced the track. I wanted an old fashioned country track with lap steel and a rise then a descent in the melody. It's kind of a longer 70s country fantasy song, something you could sing on Hee Haw. 

 Topaz -  is by Edward Herda with my lyrics. I met a young sessions saxophone player in Austin named Topaz. He lived in a gold trailer and he was just perfectly a song in human form. Production again by Garrison Starr in Los Angeles. 

Bonus Tracks:

I Wanna Kill My Rapist  -

I wanted to have a song that expressed cathartic rage, with the purpose of murdering the memory of sexual abuse so it stops hurting the one who remembers. It's an anthem to healing and the power of anger.

We So Worry -  

I wrote this song with the wonderful artist Bitch for my parents, and they sing on it! They were extremely nervous, but they are also musicians and complete showbiz professionals so of course they did a great job. This was written and recorded in LA at Ben Lee's studio 

 

Photo credit: Gia Trimble
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Back in November, Margaret made her musical performance debut with her band “The Dog Children”on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” with her fan favorite song “Lice.”   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYSfFSvuY58
In addition, you can catch Margaret as the new special co-host on “Fashion Police” on E! throughout the 2016 season as well as hosting the New Now Next Honors on Logo Feb. 1 and as a guest on “Real Time with Bill Maher”  Friday, February 12.  
Margaret will also continue to tour with her ever evolving stand-up comedy show throughout 2016 where she typically performs a few songs at the end of her sets.  She will continue to tackle difficult subjects with sensitivity and razor sharp insight. A pioneer amongst women in comedy, Margaret doesn’t take anything for granted. “It’s a wonderful thing to be known as a ‘safe haven’ for people who feel disenfranchised. The audience at my shows don’t necessarily consider themselves traditional comedy fans. I seem to be a secure alternative for people who don’t think they’re being represented in society. They come because my point of view satisfies a lot of what needs to be said out there, and that makes me really proud.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 Tour Dates

DATE VENUE CITY
APR    
28, 29, 30 Improv Irvine, CA
MAY    
5,6,7 Zanies Nashville, TN
12,13,14 Improv Pittsburgh, PA
JUN    
23,24,25 Helium Comedy Club St. Louis, MO

 

Complete Press Info including hi-res art:  http://kenphillipsgroup.com/cho.htm 
Margaret Cho Official Website http://www.margaretcho.com/
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Margaret Cho YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/margaretcho
And, if you're wondering what mommy has been up to, you can watch Margaret interview mommy here:  https://thescene.com/watch/golfdigest/comedian-margaret-cho-interviews-her-mother-the-golfer

 

For further information, interview opportunities, etc. with Margaret, please contact: Ken Phillips Publicity Group, Inc. at: kppublicitygroup@gmail.com