Last month Couple Skate shared the lead single from Mega Bog’s forthcoming debut album Gone Banana.The recondite Mega Bog returns today with another cut from the album, sharing the second single “Cologne In The Night.” Mega Bog describes it as, “a clump of music made by the bathtub-mind within—trying to understand an urge for inappropriate, idealized love and a Soft Machine-inspired drum fantasy after splitting yourself self (and worth) up in severe attempts to escape love-pain and domestic responsibilities.”
After five years and countless self-released tapes and CDs, Mega Bog, the brainchild of songwriter Erin Birgy, has completed a swirling pop cloud called Gone Banana. Influenced equally by the emotional psychedelia of Kevin Ayers and the pop whimsy of Steely Dan. The story of a chronic goofball insisting on being taken seriously. A celebration of melancholy, using music to force yourself off the floor when you hit the bottom. Birgy is an enigmatic musician and a true weirdo, changing lineups and configurations faster than most musicians change clothes.
Sounding equal parts Ariel Pink and Prefab Sprout, they rip through nine hazy burners with a sneaky tightness hidden behind layers of drizzle and reverb. Birgy’s rich voice croons and bends around the shifting walls of sound, organizing and refocusing the swirl. Representing a unique moment in Birgy’s songwriting and a budding maturation for a bouncy community of oddball pop addicts.
Gone Banana Tracklisting
1. Intro (Bird Bridge)
3. Goobie Krishna
4. Cologne In The Night
5. Wet Moss
6. Gone Banana
7. Year of Patience
9. TP – 89 (edit)
10. Lady Rachel (by Kevin Ayers)