The Fillmore Auditorium
January 11, 2018
Mega Bog is the moniker of song-dribbler Erin Birgy, a Pacific Northwest rodeo child with an unmistakable laugh who was allegedly cursed upon conception. Over the past eight years, the band has stretched and wandered in a crescendo towards musical freedom. Now based in New York City, Birgy has adopted a band of wiggly jazz cartoons lifted from bands like Big Thief, iji, Big Eater, Causings, Hand Habits, Heatwarmer, and others.
Melodies – always lush, erotic, and free. Chords – always dissonant, abstract, and evolutionary. On their 2013 album Gone Banana, Bog settled into their homemade cloud of pop and jazz and spread the discs around the world over countless tours of dim zones. On their new bug, Happy Together, Mega Bog leapfrogs further into the storm. Dizzying fusion of lounge, pop and bouncing rocks under poetic tantrums of love gone all the way wrong. Listen closer.
Listen to “Diznee” by Mega Bog:
Photo by Adam Gundersheimer.