Mega Bog — NYC’s Erin Birgy — premiered her latest single “London” today Birgy dedicated the new song to her close friend Nick Gomez-Hall, who died in last week’s Ghost Ship fire. A photographer and musician, Gomez-Hall took the studio photos of Mega Bog shown in this press release. Birgy invites fans to donate to the relief fund for victims of the fire here.
Mega Bog’s latest release Happy Together, was assembled on tape amidst a lot of movement, including Erin’s relocation from Seattle to New York. Like Joni Mitchell or Beefheart, Birgy has a seemingly magical ability to steer a diverse bunch of players into her own dream-world. Considering its variety of personnel and its long gestation, Happy Together is a remarkably consistent and complete record that cuts the deepest when experienced from start to finish, as it arcs from the surreal bubblegum tempos of “Diznee” and “Marianne,” through the extended dreamscapes of songs like “192014,” and out to the free-wheeling catharsis of “Blackout” and “Fwee.” Take the journey.
“London” will appear on Mega Bog’s upcoming new album Happy Together, out February 3 via Nicey Music, along with the previously released tracks “Fwee” and “192014.”
Mega Bog has also announced performances at two NYC benefit shows this week:
12/09: Benefit for Planned Parenthood @ 390 Seneca Ave – Ridgewood, NY
12/10: NYC Benefit for Standing Rock @ (Le) Poisson Rouge