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Pop - Released June 28, 2019 | Paradise of Bachelors

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Mega Bog’s music is at once mystical, violent, erotic, and deeply personal. The ever-evolving project of Seattle eccentric Erin Birgy has traversed noisy indie-pop, freaky lounge music, Joni Mitchell-esque jazz, and freewheeling psych-rock. Her latest album, Dolphine, creates a bizarre world in which all of those reference points exist, but are re-oriented to the point of unrecognition. As always, Birgy enlisted an army of collaborators—such as her long-standing guitarist Meg Duffy (Hand Habits), engineer James Krivchenia (Big Thief), and synth wizard Zach Burba (iji)—who bring their own artistic flairs to Birgy’s inimitable compositions. The end result is arguably Mega Bog’s most coordinated work yet, while still managing to sound like unplanned magic. Although the record was informed by two abortions that Birgy endured, as well as the socio-political and environmental destruction of the world it was written in, Dolphine is ultimately a fairytale. Birgy caught interest in a myth that suggests humans evolved from sea creatures, but some chose to remain as dolphins and continue existing in the roaring sea. There are actual dolphin noises that pop into the mix on songs like “Fwee Again” and “Shadows Break,” which underscore Birgy’s outlandish humor and fantastical musical mind. But understanding Birgy’s deeply-woven lyrical threads is like reading poetry. Concentration and borderless imagination are required, and the interpretation you land on is fluid and dynamic, much like the music that soundtracks its story. © Eli Enis / Qobuz
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Alternative & Indie - Released September 23, 2014 | Couple Skate Records

Brainchild of remarkably talented Seattle songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist Erin Birgy, Mega Bog serves as a loosely knit collective of musicians bringing Birgy's restrained, sophisticated pop songs to life. Along with playing in a handful of other bands, Birgy issued multiple lower-stakes Mega Bog albums, working alone or with help on various cassette and CD-R releases and playing D.I.Y. tours across the land. Gone Banana will most likely be an introduction point to Mega Bog's sound for many, and there could be no better starting point than this fully formed distillation of the project's various muses. The songs bound along with a lilting but mysterious feel, blending the music-school academia of high-gloss acts like Steely Dan and the Blue Nile with fuzzy home-recording production that adds a level of distance to Birgy's soft, commanding croon. Prominent saxophone on many tracks by Jacob Zimmerman juxtaposes the darkly psychedelic feel of songs like "Cologne in the Night" with a profoundly smooth atmosphere. Somewhere between D.I.Y. experimentalism and slick musicianship, Gone Banana achieves a strong foothold in a strange, almost unnameable type of mood, one that lingers softly for a while after the album comes to a close. ~ Fred Thomas
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Pop - Released May 15, 2019 | Paradise of Bachelors

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Pop - Released June 11, 2019 | Paradise of Bachelors

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Pop - Released April 12, 2019 | Paradise of Bachelors

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