Release Date: Jun 28, 2019
Record label: Paradise of Bachelors
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Neo-Psychedelia
As Mega Bog, songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Erin Birgy evolved over the course of multiple strong records, with changes in style and energy seeming to come from within more than in response to outside forces. Her work grew from smoky Pacific Northwestern indie to tense zigzags of sax and synth, the songwriter's raw moods and powerful reflections sitting in the center of whatever shape her music took. On fifth album Dolphine, Birgy delivers her strongest and clearest collection of songs to date.
"Never smother the mystical song that rests deep inside you," Erin Birgy murmurs midway through Dolphine, her fifth record as Mega Bog. Since adopting the moniker 10 years ago, the Los Angeles-based musician has lived out this sagely maxim. Her music overflows with images of hidden scorpions, blue salamanders, writhing snakes, and a flesh-eating troll.