by Bill Pearis

Mike Donovan

Having broken up Sic Alps, Mike Donovan released his first solo album, Wot, which took his typical sludgy blues style and wiped a bit of the mud off it. As he was the only constant member of the band, it's not that different than the last Sic Alps record. Mike just made a video for Wot's opening track, "New Fieldhand Bop," which takes a close look at our dependence on mobile devices. You can check that out below.

Mike also gave us a 2013 Top 10, which is more a chance to shout out inspirational people in his life than a list of records he digs, though some of the folks are indeed musicians -- all in his quintessential type-speak. That is below as well. No word on any North American tour dates -- he was here back in October -- but we're keeping our eyes out.

Video and Top 10 below...


Mike Donovan "New Fieldhand Bop"

Mike Donovan - Top 10 of 2013
Luke Calzonetti as Run Dust in Hannover, germany
Eric Park as half of WOT rec
Eric Bauer genius of kindness, etc in Chinatown, sf
Rian Murphy writin' bout tunes live at Drag City
Meg Remy as U.S. Girls up Toronto
John Dwyer inspiration is the norm, yes amazing
Noel Van Harmonson angel guitar and drums, sf
Ty Segall as The Sleeper Band
Barrett Avner as Barrett Avner in cultural capitol, l.a.
William Keihn as Thimbo in the Hands Band / MUSHROOM NECKLACE

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