Mega Bog - Life, And Another
Mega Bog returns with another fantastical off-world transmission, the most sophisticated, exploratory, and accessible statement yet from surrealist songwriter and avant-pop prospector Erin Birgy.
Cohabiting with Life, and Another’s co-producer, engineer, and percussionist James Krivchenia (Big Thief) in a small cabin near the Rio Grande off of NM State Route 68, Birgy found herself often alone, suspended between their separate touring schedules. In these silent time passages, Birgy experienced a complete loss of self amid the expanse. Frequently thinking about death in the middle of nowhere opened a familiar black hole of troubling projections, and any desire to find freedom or remain positive continued to fold back into self-destructive thought and fear. New, northern landscapes, like the woods and rivers outside of Seattle, Washington, provided inspiration during odd sublets in the area. Dark as everything may actually be, Birgy always manages to stay with trouble and conjure the extraordinary resulting music.
Recorded over several sessions in various studios Life bleeds with instrumental contributions from longtime and new collaborators, including Aaron Otheim, Zach Burba of iji, Will Segerstrom, Matt Bachmann, Andrew Dorset of Lake, James Krivchenia of Big Thief, Meg Duffy of Hand Habits, Jade Tcimpidis, Alex Liebman, and co-engineers Geoff Treager and Phil Hartunian. Mega Bog continuously leads listeners into deeper and wilder, spiritual pop territories. Skittering piano glissandos, haunting psychic background voices, and tequila-inspired improvisations creep and crawl over the dark-night-of-the-soul rock and roll dreamscape, before vanishing to make way for invocations of quiet clarity and living-breathing instrumental passages.
"Do you want to find some nice background music, or do you want to blow your mind? If it’s the latter, dive in. The water’s warm if a bit weird” - The Sunday Times
“Sonic fantasia from a poetic mind… a whimsical and devastating cosmic journey through loss and healing” - Uncut
“As her imagination roams, Birgy understands that sometimes irrationality is necessary to make sense of reality” - Pitchfork
Station to Station
Weight of the Earth, on Paper
Life, and Another
Maybe You Died
Beagle in the Cloud
Bull of Heaven
Before a Black Tea
- US import
- Pressed on 140g vinyl
- Housed in heavy-duty sleeve with lyric insert
- Contains download coupon
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