Mega Bog will release her new album, Life, and Another, on July 23rd 2021 via Paradise of Bachelors, with a vinyl release on August 27th. The project of Erin Birgy, has released a new single/video, for album track “Maybe You Died.” The single follows previously released tracks “Station to Station,” “Weight of the Earth, on Paper,” and “Crumb Back.” The video, featuring a midnight scooter ride through Los Angeles and a sinister (though ambiguous) murder, was directed by Birgy using vintage VHS camcorder equipment. It features Birgy, Bog bandmate Zach Burba, and Louise Chicoine, who also shot the video together.
From Erin Birgy:
“This song was an exercise in presence, looking around. What do I see and feel? What I see and feel are influenced by everything I’ve experienced up until that point, making that point irrelevant as an individual, meaning my present is less about time and external, but more about accepting my perspective, the narrative that got me here, images or situations, triggers that hold you from moving forward or rushing past without reckoning, and learning to care for pains that are part of you.” Some images and aesthetics in the accompanying video have always been a part of “Erin’s world”—in her words, “dark, leathered, supernatural, horny, evil.” Birgy adds: “The many faces and intentions of a demonic time lapse, and the shock of what I’m capable of.”
Life, and Another was written while Birgy cohabited with co-producer, engineer, and percussionist James Krivchenia in a small cabin near the Rio Grande. There, Birgy found herself often alone between their separate touring schedules. These isolations opened a familiar black hole of troubling projections, and any desire to remain positive continued to fold back into self-destructive thought and fear. Over time, a budding interest in mindfulness, attachment theory, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and rage gave way to new productive brain processes. These creative juices followed Birgy on the road and into subsequent lonely bedrooms as the songs continued to flow.
A limited-edition Life, and Another photo and song book, featuring images, songwriting and studio notes, collages and texts by Erin Birgy, and drawings by Zach Burba, designed by Joel Gregory, is available exclusively via Paradise of Bachelors.