Founded in Seattle, Mega Bog is the mystifying creation of Erin Birgy and her band of jazz-laden hooligans that find magic at every musical conquest. Their brand of jazz-inspired pop comes with three full-length releases including last year’s Happy Together release via Nicey Music. The blend of Avant-garde and at times experimental bliss comes off like an abstract Picasso painting reaching for order but only to find a clarinet to make sense of it all. Casting psychedelic spells on the listener, Mega Bog came to Los Angeles to show off their experimental pop that had the fans screaming for more at The Regent in the Downtown district.
The show began with a quiet solo by Birgy on the track “Writing” before bring in the collective behind her to influence the mood in the room with a dissection of experimentation and poetry. The beautiful hum on the following track “I Hear You Listening To The Bug On My Wall” was nothing short of spectacular as the ethereal moment passed and allowed the audience to capture its essence as the room was at a standstill with a glowing aura washing over them. Compared to Nico and Laura Marling, the optimistic nature of her music comes with serious subject matter on her latest album in that she searches for accountability with the rape culture that has stretched across all aspects of our current era. Tracks like “Diznee” and “Fwee” stood out as archetypes to the lo-fi template that reverberates from jazz-inspired pop.
Opening for Destroyer on this current tour, the gang of Mega Bog have gained a variety of exposure to audiences between the Pacific Northwest and their current home, New York. With a handful of dates with Destroyer, Mega Bog are working on their next release and tours dates ending on the east coast in early March.
I Can Hear You Listening To The Bug On My Wall
Diary Of Fight (It Was Long, Long, Long)