I had some reservations at first: comedian Margaret Cho recording an album -- a singing one, not a comedy album -- but if the first single is any indication, it's pretty damn awesome. Via TwentyFour Bit:
"In her pursuit to make an album that is “hilarious but also seriously good,” comedian Margaret Cho “turned to some of [her] music heroes.” And as it turns out, we have a few heroes in common — namely Fiona Apple, Andrew Bird, and Jon Brion. In addition to those three collaborators, Cho recruited a host of other notable artists for her forthcoming 14-track LP, Cho Dependent, including Raconteur/solo artist Brendan Benson, Grant Lee Phillips, Ani DiFranco, Rachael Yamagata, Tegan & Sara, Patty Griffin, and the New Pornographers’ A.C. Newman."
The album itself doesn't come out until August 24, but here's a taste: