“Me Myself and Dollar Hell” By Mild High Club
Mild High Club AKA: Alex Brettin, “bartender and resident selector” of the metaphysical listening, has announced his new album Going Going Gone Will drop on September 17, via Stones Throw Records. On the first single “Me Myself and Dollar Hell,” he explores themes of paranoia, individualism, kleptocracy, gun violence, faith, and climate change.
Going Going Gone follows Mild High Club’s debut Timeline (2015), which examined the burgeoning social media age, and second album Skiptracing (2016), which questioned his identity as an artist and featured the massively popular single “Homage,” Brettin followed with the King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard collaboration Sketches from Brunswick East in 2017. After releasing three records in three years, he sought to hone his craft over the five-year process that would yield Going Going Gone.
To achieve the sound of Going Going Gone, Brettin worked with Grammy Award-winning producer Vicky ‘Farewell’ Nguyen, who also co-wrote several songs. Other writers and musicians include Winter, who lends Portuguese vocals tp ‘A New High’ and Stones Throw artist Knxwledge, who provides drums on ‘Taste Tomorrow’. The record was mixed by Eric Lau under lockdown in Xiamen, China, and mastered by Matt Colton in London.
Going Going Gone is the product of the touring musician’s itinerant life. It’s a record that’s worldly in more senses than one, traversing genres from jazz, electronic music, and Brazilian folk and avant-garde to AOR and psychedelic rock. The result is an ambitious, complex record that speaks directly to an accelerated, unpredictable, and confusing time.
Mild High Club
Going Going Gone
Stones Throw Records
September 17, 2021
1. Kluges I
2. Dionysian State
3. Trash Heap
4. Taste Tomorrow
5. A New High ft. Winter
6. It’s Over Again
7. Kluges II
8. I Don’t Mind The Wait
9. Dawn Patrol
11. Me Myself and Dollar Hell
12. Holding Onto Me
9/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco
9/24 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Pre-order Going Going Gone by Mild High Club HERE
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