New song: “The Arecibo,” Mike Errico

New song: “The Arecibo,” Mike Errico

“The Arecibo” The second single from Mike Errico’s forthcoming album, Minor Fits This record is being funded by a Pledge Music campaign. Join in and get exclusives, videos, the music (of course) and much more that you can’t get anywhere else: JOIN THE PLEDGE! BUY “THE ARECIBO”: BANDCAMP (RECOMMENDED)  |  ITUNES STREAM IT (AND PLEASE CLICK ‘FOLLOW’ ON MY PROFILE!): SPOTIFY | APPLE MUSIC “[The] electric guitar fueled passion of his later output…coupled with clever wordplay that can be both incisive and biting.” – Twangville “A supremely gifted performing songwriter” – Performing Songwriter First single, “My Sinking Ship” featured on Spotify as part of New Music Friday —– This is a fun one, and I’m so psyched to share it with you. Here’s the official story: “The Arecibo” is forward-looking rock and roll reminiscent of Eagles of Death Metal or Jack White. Propelled by honking bari sax, it is retro without being throwback, and is one shade of the varied exploration of Americana pop-rock storytelling from Errico’s eighth release, Minor Fits. The song is inspired by two themes that combine to create one of the more unlikely double entendres in pop music. “Years ago, I fell in love with the 90s sci-fi film Contact, and I have a series of songs that were inspired by it. There’s a Spotify playlist of them, actually. Arecibo is a city in Puerto Rico, and the site of the Arecibo Observatory­—the world’s largest radio telescope, and the spot where Ellie Arroway (played by Jodie Foster) scans the sky looking for extraterrestrials. I won’t get into the film too much, but they assemble a craft—that looks...
Favor? Two clicks to help “My Sinking Ship” win a reader’s poll!

Favor? Two clicks to help “My Sinking Ship” win a reader’s poll!

Can I ask a favor? Music blog Ear to the Ground has added “My Sinking Ship” to a poll of new recordings to determine which album will get a full review. You + two mouse clicks could win me a post with quotes from them like this: “His lyrics are dripping with truth and passion. The song goes down smooth.” Click here, scroll to the bottom, and click on my name. That’s it! Would ya? I’d really appreciate it. Thanks....
“My Sinking Ship,” the new single, is now available everywhere

“My Sinking Ship,” the new single, is now available everywhere

“The song finds him at his brooding best, with ominous musical clouds juxtaposed with the delicate richness of his voice… [it captures] the entrancing and oft solemn quality of his early work mixed with the electric guitar fueled passion of his later output, all coupled with clever wordplay that can be both incisive and biting.” – Twangville “My Sinking Ship” From the forthcoming album, Minor Fits is now live on all download and streaming platforms: SPOTIFY APPLE MUSIC BANDCAMP AMAZON …and all the ones I either missed or don’t even know… Better yet: you can download the song, get the full story behind it, including pictures, phone memos, demos, and so much more, when you join the Minor Fits Pledge Music Campaign. “My Sinking Ship” Single Release Party Thursday, April 27th Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 196 Allen St., NYC Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM GET TICKETS HERE Please do me a solid and share this news with friends. There is no greater endorsement than hearing from a friend about a great new song. I can’t do that. You can. All I can do is make the best possible work I can. And I hope we’ve done that. “My Sinking Ship” was a long journey, and the result is everything I could have hoped for. I hope you enjoy it.  (and share it on social media!)...
“Minor Fits,” the new album by Mike Errico

“Minor Fits,” the new album by Mike Errico

Long story short: Initially, I had planned on recording a five-song, tight, straightforward EP that I would be proud to give to you. However, as soon as we started recording, I knew something special was going on, and that an EP was not going to cut it. That’s not bragging, it’s just that when you do something long enough, you kinda get a feel for when it’s the real thing, and in this case it was obvious. It also meant that an EP was not going to cut it. So I crashed through the DEAD END sign and kept on driving. I now have a full-length record that is edgy, Americana-leaning, story-based, and deeply connected to all my work that came before it. Minor Fits is being fueled by a Pledge campaign, and I’m asking you to help me see it through to completion. In addition to the finished product, I’m psyched to offer a bunch of things I’ve been itching to give you, including many other studio and live recordings, podcasts, interviews with the people who worked on the record, a quarterly subscription to the all-new and still infamous Tallboy magazine, and more. You’ll be a part of the first-ever non-holiday expansion of the Holiday Omens, which is explained below. And hey, if you don’t see something that you want, just ask me. Let’s make this work. For decades, you have been there for me and I have tried to express my gratitude by making the best possible work I can. I hope you’ll join me now, and continue to play along. So that’s it. Let’s do this. Related show...
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