Imagine Mega Bog and You ‘Happy Together’
Erin Birgy has been going through some changes — not just in her personal life, but also her work as multi-instrumental pop auteur Mega Bog. Her sophomore album, Happy Together, doubles as an aural memento of the musician's recent cross-continental relocation from Seattle to New York City; it was assembled on tape during the move, in between bouts of box-schlepping and lease-signing. Despite the liminal terms of its gestation, Happy Together provides a cohesive, carefully constructed listen, joining the gauzy, guitar-driven palette of its predecessor (2014's Gone Banana) to a more stylistically ambiguous template that draws upon jazz and dream-pop. A number of familiar faces make appearances, including iji members Zach Burba and Will Murdoch, and Big Thief’s James Krivchenia.
In anticipation of Happy Together's release this Friday (February 3), CLRVYNT is pleased to offer an advance listen of Mega Bog's new record in full. Give it a spin below, and scroll down for the album artwork and track list, as well as Birgy's upcoming tour dates.
Happy Together hits shelves February 3 via Nicey Music. Pre-order it here.
MEGA BOG, HAPPY TOGETHER TRACK LIST
2. "She's History"
4. "TV MAC"
7. "Modern Companion"
8. "Worst Way"
10. "Black Rose"
MEGA BOG on TOUR
Feb. 25 — Montreal, Québec @ Drones Club ^
Feb. 26 — Brooklyn, NY @ The Glove ^
Mar. 7 — Los Angeles, CA (House Show)
Mar. 10 — Reno, NV @ Holland Project *
Mar. 11 — Flagstaff, AZ @ Firecreek *
Mar. 12 — Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space *
Mar. 13 — Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress *
Mar. 15-19 — Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mar. 21 — Albuquerque, NM @ Town Hall *
Mar. 22 — Denver, CO @ Hi Dive *
Mar. 23 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records *
Mar. 25 — Missoula, MT @ Free Cycles *
Mar. 26 — Seattle, WA @ Timbre Room *
Mar. 27 — Portland, OR @ High Water Mark *
Mar. 29 — Arcata, CA @ Richard's Goat *
Mar. 30 — Oakland, CA @ Starline Ball Room *
Mar. 31 — Santa Cruz, CA @ Crepe Place *
Apr. 1 — Los Angeles, CA @ Basic Flowers *
^ w/ Sheer Agony
* w/ Hand Habits