Margaret’s brand new album, Cho Dependent, featuring comedy songs she collaborated on with Ben Lee, Tegan and Sara, Fiona Apple, Brendan Benson, Jon Brion, Garrison Starr, Meghan Toohey, Ani DiFranco, Tommy Chong, Grant Lee Phillips, Rachael Yamagata, AC Newman, Patty Griffin and Andrew Bird, is available in stores today! Check it out on iTunes, Amazon, Napster, or listen to the album at the AOL Music Listening Party, or Spinner. Autographed copies available at Newbury Comics!
Check out the videos, directed by Liam Sullivan:
What people are saying about Cho Dependent:
The result is a delightfully exuberant album that includes melodic drug-inspired pop (“Calling in Stoned”), a club-thumpin’ dance number about sperm donation, a Dylan-esque folk anthem for head lice, a perfectly titled torch song (“Eat Sh-t and Die”), and a lush, “wall-of-sound” ode to cock. Overall, Cho Dependent delivers both musically and comically….Margaret manages to do justice to both.
– Koream Magazine
This is no half-assed attempt at crossing over – she enlisted the help of everyone from Tegan and Sara and Ani DiFranco to A.C. Newman and Andrew Bird to create some damn fine tunes for her damn fine voice.
– New York Magazine
“Cho Dependent” is filled with witty and funny lyrics as well as delicious vocals and catchy hooks….Her brilliance is showcased best in tracks like “Your Dick” a ballad that pays homage to a man’s southern region while the lyrics are blunt the melody is sweet and the harmonization is lovely enough to momentarily make you forget you’re listening to a comedic album, that is until the falsetto comes in proclaiming “I like your balls too.”
– Sinister Girlz
The album succeeds along the lines of Yankovic’s and those of Cho’s other contemporaries – like Tenacious D and the Bloodhound Gang – with first-rate music combined with laugh lines worthy of a spit take via milk, beer or an internal organ.
– The Press-Register
Personally I love the whole record and foresee it living on my CD player for quite some time.
-Holly Cara Price, The Huffington Post
Margaret Cho sings – and she doesn’t suck! Her first single, I’m Sorry, is just like her – sweet and funny….charming and clever…It will put a smile on your face!
– Perez Hilton.com
Katy Perry may be campy and Lady Gaga may be daring, but both seem so manufactured these days. Cho offers a funnier, more foul-mouthed alternative that won’t ever go the sell-out/censored route. Depend on it.
– LA Weekly
The album is at its best, though, when the backing also takes on some comedic value, like “Gimme Your Seed,” where Cho’s depiction of a trip to the sperm bank is matched with auto-tuned vocals and electro-popped backing.