Artificial Heart

From JoCopedia
Revision as of 00:25, 14 July 2011 by Sara (talk | contribs) (Improved wording and new details from recent blog post)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Artificial Heart
Artist: Jonathan Coulton
Tracks: 15
Release date: 8/2011

Artificial Heart is Jonathan Coulton's eighth studio album. The CD packaging was designed by graphic designer Sam Potts.


In 2010 Jonathan Coulton announced that his long hiatus from recording new material was coming to an end. His new album, eventually titled Artificial Heart after one of the album tracks, was produced by John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants. Flansburgh helped to push Coulton outside his comfort zone, and as a result Artificial Heart features many firsts. Not only is it the first Coulton album to be produced by someone else, it's the first to be recorded in an "actual studio" (owned by Flansburgh's collaborator Patrick Dillett, who gets an engineering credit), and the first to be written for (and recorded by) a full band.

The album was recorded between September 2010 and June 2011. Coulton began performing live versions of some tracks in July 2010, often with his new band. As of this writing the track listing is unconfirmed, having been compiled based on these live performances.

Track Listing

  1. Sticking It To Myself
  2. The Stache
  3. Dissolve
  4. Nemeses
  5. Alone at Home
  6. Today With Your Wife
  7. Good Morning Tucson
  8. Down Today
  9. Now I Am An Arsonist
  10. Sucker Punch
  11. Artificial Heart
  12. Untitled Song About Marriage
  13. Still Alive
  14. Je Suis Rick Springfield
  15. Nobody Loves You Like Me



The album is due to be released in late August 2011. The initial release will be available as part of a "premium superfan pack" with as-yet-unannounced extras, also designed by Sam Potts.