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Mikey Erg streaming new single, “Clueless or Cruel?”

Mikey Erg, one of the busiest men in punk rock, is about to release a new album, Waxbuilt Castles on July 26, 2019. To get you excited for the release, he is currently streaming the first single from the album, “Clueless or Cruel?”  This pop-punk gem can be heard below.

Band Spotlight: Connor Ratliff and Mikey Erg bring us a secular XMAS with “The Spirit of Ratliff”

The punk rock world is wide and weird, and in a joining between comedian Connor Ratliff and the incredibly busy Mikey Erg, it has just gotten a little weirder. Christmas albums aren’t entirely outside of the punk scene’s wheelhouse (just look to Bad Religion and Chris Farren), but this entry might be the most unique I’ve encountered. The Spirit of Ratliff is an ode to the season, delivered with acoustic gusto via songs like, “Have Yourself a Merry Secular Xmas,” “No One Wants A Pizza on Xmas Day,” and “Xmas is Over (Let’s Keep the Lights Up 4 Awhile).” In a more bizarre twist, this album is as much about hating summer (see: “Summer is the Worst”) as much as it is about loving Christmas—secularly, of course.

It is, in a word: ridiculous. But—for a laugh and a little holiday cheer (or to curse the sun), you might just want to take a trip over to State Champion Records and check out the pre-order. The Spirit of Ratliff comes out, appropriately, on Black Friday (11/23), but for a more immediate taste of what the Chris Gethard alums have cooked up, check out the video below for “XMAS is the Best.”

Alright? Okay. Fest announces full line-up

The Lockjaw Media hosted Alright? Okay. Fest has announced its full line-up. The festival will take place Friday April 28 and Saturday April 29 throughout three venues in Philadelphia: HH Ranch, The Pharmacy, and Cat House.

The line-up consists of Nervous Dater, Mikey Erg, Goddamnit, Past Life, Rebuilder, Manic Pixi, Curtis Cooper, Brackish, Spur, No Thank You, Loose Tooth, Max Stern, Blushed and Lunch Ladies.

A portion of the proceeds from the festival will be donated to Punk Talks. The organization aims to provide free mental health assistance to people involved in music as well as educate and raise awareness of mental health and self-care.

Early Riser premieres video for “The Nevers” (Feat Jeff Rosenstock & Chris Gethard)

Folk punk ensemble Early Riser released its first music video ever. “The Nevers” features cameos from Chris Gethard, Jeff Rosenstock, Mikey Erg and Hallie Bulleit.

It also serves as the announcement for their debut album, ‘Currents‘, which will be a co-release by Anchorless Records and A-F Records. Expected release date is late spring/early summer.

Check out the video below.

Mikey Erg premieres first ever music video for “Faulty Metaphor”

Mikey Erg of influential pop punk act The Ergs! (not to mention stints of House Boat, For Science, Worriers, The Dopamines, Psyched to Die, The Copyrights, Now People, Dirt Bike Annie, Pale Angels, The Measure[SA], Short Attention, The Slow Death, Star Fucking Hipsters, and Chris Gethard’s house band, The LLC to name a few) has just premiered his first music video ever for a track called “Faulty Metaphor” off his recent solo album Tentative Decisions.

Check it out below.

Tentative Decisions was released on June 24, 2016 through Don Giovanni Records.

Mikey Erg/Anika Pyle release split 7-inch

Mikey Erg (The Ergs!) and Anika Pyle (Chumped) have put out a split 7-inch on Anchorless Records. You can stream it below.

Both artists are slated to play the Fest, with Mikey also having an Ergs! reunion (and let’s face it, probably ten other bands as well) while Anika plays solo and as part of Katie Ellen.

Video: Mikey Erg does acoustic versions of “An Abundance Of Julies” and “1001 Smashed Motel Rooms”

A couple weeks ago Mikey Erg (Worriers, The Copyrights, The Unlovables, The Ergs) did a Punks in Vegas Stripped Down Session and we figured better late than never when it came time posting about it. Erg plays two songs acoustic from his new, Don Giovanni Records released solo album ‘Tentative Decisions’ – “An Abundance Of Julies” and “1001 Smashed Motel Rooms.”

Check out the videos below along with his upcoming tour dates with The Falcon and Arms Aloft.

Mikey Erg and Anika Pyle stream 2 songs from upcoming split EP

Mikey Erg and Anika Pyle (formerly of Chumped) have made 2 songs from their upcoming split EP available to stream. You can give both tracks a listen below.

The 7″ is set to release on September 9th through Anchorless Records. Head over to the label’s webstore to grab a copy.

Mikey Erg and Anika Pyle (Chumped) announce split EP

Mikey Erg and Anika Pyle (ex-Chumped) have announced a split EP that will be released on September 9, 2016 through Anchorless Records. The split is the result of a song-writing pact made by the two artists to continue making art when both were at a point in life where they weren’t sure what they wanted to do anymore. It will feature two songs by each artist written after the agreement was made, in raw demo form.

You can check out the track list and pre-order the 7-inch here.

Mikey Erg released his solo debut album Tentative Decisions, on June 24, 2016 through Don Giovanni Records. Pyle, performing under the name Katie Ellen, released the Wild <3 demo in January 2016.

Album Review: Mikey Erg – “Tentative Decisions”

Mikey Erg needs no introduction. While most famous for being the lead singer / drummer of influential pop punk act The Ergs! between 2000 and 2008 [Ed’s note: they’re back together again] the man has played and recorded with the likes of House Boat, For Science, Worriers, The Dopamines, Psyched to Die, The Copyrights, Now People, Dirt Bike Annie, Pale Angels, The Measure[SA], Short Attention, The Slow Death, Star Fucking Hipsters, and Chris Gethard’s house band, The LLC. There was even a long (albeit, unsuccessful) campaign to get him to join Against Me! when they were drummer-less a few years ago. (To be fair, a few of the bands listed here had Erg as a member while The Ergs! were still active).

In addition to playing with all of the aforementioned bands since The Ergs! originally called it quits, he’s put out a handful of splits, singles and EPs and toured around, playing solo sets with nothing but his electric guitar. But no matter how many new songs he played, he had yet to actually release a full length album under his name. Until now, that is. Recorded last winter with Jeff Rosenstock (another staple in the modern punk scene… one who Erg had yet to collaborate with before this album) on production and bass duties and Lou Hanman (of Caves, but also in Worriers with Erg) on drums, Tentative Decisions is Mikey Erg’s debut solo LP, and an album that was certainly worth the long wait.

It would be easy to say that it’s kind of like a new album by the near-sighted trio, but Tentative Decisions is more than just an extension of Erg’s former band. You can get your pop fix through “(This Is Not) The First Time” or “Faulty Metaphor,” and “An Abundance of Julies” recalls The Ergs!’s cover of “Hey Jealousy,” but Erg also explores heavier tones during “Scenic Turnout” and “Apart Time,” and goes all out college rock fuzz during album closer “Nyquil & Sudafed.” It’s a great mix of sounds without ever straying too far from the path, giving the album a cohesiveness that warrants full listens each time, multiple times.

Anyone who has caught Erg’s solo act in the last few years has likely heard some of these songs at one point or another (lead single “Comme Si About Me” has worked its way into pretty much every set I’ve seen in the past year or so). At first it’s a bit of a disappointment that longtime solo songs like “Song Against Ian Raymond” and Key of C, Fix It, Fix It, Stop” didn’t make the cut- but those songs have already gotten the studio treatment. This is a batch of songs written as a result of a pact Erg made with Katie Ellen’s Anika Pyle to continue writing new music even though both weren’t sure if it’s something they wanted to do. And the decision to include only these new songs was a smart one, as they reflect the type of person Erg is currently rather than the person he was even five years ago, and the final result is a collection of 11 songs that could very well be his best album to date.

They say that good things come to those who wait. And in the case of Tentative Decisions, that couldn’t be more true.

4.5 / 5

RIYL: Paul Westerberg, Elvis Costello, The Ergs!

Episode 48 | Dying Scene Radio – Feat. Matt Caughthran (The Bronx/Mariachi El Bronx)

This week on Dying Scene RadioBobby Pickles is joined by Elena Venetia, who slept in until 3 in the afternoon (2 hours past recording time), and “Piazzo the Clown” (Matthew Piazza), who hates that moniker with the utmost intensity. Chris Fox (Vampirates/Boss’ Daughter) and Jesse Williams (The Randy Savages) eventually wake up to join the conversation, too. BAND SPOTLIGHT: Elena interviews Matt Caughthran, vocalist of the Los Angeles punk band, The Bronx, and alter ego mariachi group,Mariachi El Bronx, at Punk Rock Bowling (Asbury Park, NJ).  Plus, new music by Sum 41,Mikey Erg, and The Bouncing Souls.

Here all the incessant blathering, latest headlines and music BELOW!

Mikey Erg streams new album ‘Tentative Decisions’

Mikey Erg is streaming his upcoming solo album Tentative Decisions in full. You can give it a listen below.

Tentative Decisions will be released on June 24, 2016 through Don Giovanni Records.

Mikey Erg streams new song “Apart Time”

Mikey Erg is streaming another new song from his upcoming solo album Tentative Decisions. You can give “Apart Time” a listen below.

Tentative Decisions is set to release on July 24th through Don Giovanni Records. Check out the previously unveiled “Comme Si About Me” here.

Mikey Erg announces solo album, The Ergs reuniting on Chris Gethard Show

Mikey Erg has announced he will be releasing a new solo album titled Tentative Decisions on July 24th via Don Giovanni Records. Check out a new track called “Comme Si About Me” below.

Here’s what he had to say about the album, which will be his first solo LP:

“I had been going through writers block since The Ergs! I was talking to my friend Anika who played in that band Chumped, and she challenged me to a songwriting pact where each week we would send each other a song, no matter what it was. It didn’t have to be good. It didn’t have to be anything. It just had to be a song you would send. Once I had this collection together it just felt natural that it was a record.”

In related news, it was recently announced that The Ergs! will be reuniting to perform on this week’s episode of The Chris Gethard Show. It will be the band’s first performance in 6 years.