Jonathan Coulton speaks to the outcast in all of us, in the voices of characters we know from our own sad little lives. Some of them may be monsters - mad scientists, giant squids, zombies - but his talent is in turning offbeat subjects into deliciously hooky pop songs that move us in surprisingly personal ways.
His album, Artificial Heart, produced by John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants, is due out this Fall. It's a new direction for Coulton - he leaves behind the home recording gear for a studio filled with talented musicians and guest vocalists including Suzanne Vega, John...
Jonathan Coulton posted an update on this whole BackGate issue. He has re-released his 2005 cover of Sir Mix-A-Lot's classic Baby Got Back hit as Baby Got Back (In the Style of Glee) for charity through the month of February.
The hit Fox TV show Glee apparently is using indie musician Jonathan Coulton's arrangement for his 2005 cover of Sir Mix-A-Lot's 1992 single, “Baby Got Back,” without giving Jonathan any credit for his work and his fans fight back.