“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...
Mike Errico: “The People You Never Really Trusted” Live

Mike Errico: “The People You Never Really Trusted” Live

Holiday Show 2015, Joe’s Pub NYC Mike Errico-Guitar, vocal; Matt Beck- steel; Dave Scalia- Drums; Tomek Miernowski-Bass The People You Never Really Trusted © Mike Errico Sky Blue Coupe De Ville Music, ASCAP Did you know You tell a lot and never show You talk too fast and listen way too slow Did you know Are you mad The shiny things you never had It’s a drug, and it’s easy to go bad bad bad Are you mad And I wonder how you ever got so angry The gratitude you missed with your swinging wild fist You’ll take my time enough to finally blame me For the moment we first kissed and I wound up on your list Of the people you never really trusted Do you care The box you’re in is made of air Nothing real ever really told you life was fair Do you care And I wonder how we ever get so blinded By what we think we need, what it looks like to succeed But do you even want to be reminded That no matter what the speed, you’re not close to breaking free From the people you never really trusted Line ‘em up against the wall And tell everybody else for once and for all you know Your secret’s safe with someone new If only you could hold on to the strength you need To truly close your eyes Good night Good night Do you doubt That you’ve yet to figure out The time we have is running out Do you doubt And I wonder where I’ll be the day you get it...
Mike Errico, “American Royalty” Live

Mike Errico, “American Royalty” Live

Holiday Show 2015, Joe’s Pub NYC Mike Errico-Guitar, vocal; Matt Beck- steel; Dave Scalia- Drums; Tomek Miernowski-Bass American Royalty © Mike Errico Sky Blue Coupe De Ville Music, ASCAP Two women are walking back from the east side Talking TV And one says, “Listen listen listen listen I need some cameras I gotta get some lights ‘Cause I’m not famous, and I’m not rich And that just ain’t right And if justice just depends on who you are Then I pray some day I get busted blowing a movie star Who needs the lottery? I’ll make the long, slow crawl up the coattails of the American Royalty.” Two men are walking back from the west side Not talking, of course And their DVRs are programmed For channel 2 at 8 Militants with pipe bombs forming independent states and one says, “I can’t live hand to mouth for the rest of my life And I pray some day I get busted with the president’s wife Who needs the lottery? I’ll be this year’s back door man of the American Royalty” Where they say Tell me what it’s like to be the Sexiest Man Alive You were down by twenty at the half, did you have to reach inside? We the people want to know who you had to sacrifice Was there tension on the set? Tell me What is tension like? Yeah, fuck the lottery I’ll make the long, slow crawl up the coattails of the American Royalty I am walking by the river And all I really want is a decent night of sleep And I’m meeting with demons...
Mike Errico, “You Could Be Anywhere”

Mike Errico, “You Could Be Anywhere”

Wander Away [Deluxe Edition] by Mike Errico All In [Deluxe Edition] by Mike Errico Have I been mistaken To believe that you’re even out there to find Haven’t I been patient Have I waited long enough to have seen a sign All I know Is that I am here and all alone And you could be anywhere Are you just a rumor A thought that crossed my mind While thinking up ways to pass the time Are you wishing I’d thought of you much sooner While you force a wounded smile For one more store-bought Valentine High and low I’m searching but I just don’t know And you could be anywhere I’ve been sleeping on my feet I’ve been all the secrets I can keep inside me I don’t know what more I can do If I can’t find you Will you find me Buy it on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/mike-errico/id3567281 or Bandcamp: http://mikeerrico.bandcamp.com/track/you-could-be-anywhere Appears on “Wander Away,” by Mike Errico As seen on MTV’s Teen Mom Episode 3 Finale, and elsewhere. Mike Errico: Vocals, guitars Matt Beck: Guitars Ethan Eubanks: Drums, percussion Jeff Hill: Bass Bruce Kaphan: Pedal steel guitar Ari Hest: Backing vocals Tune in for music, shows, announcements, giveaways, videos and all that stuff, here: Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Bandcamp || Pandora Tallboy 7, Inc. Box 20463 NY NY...
New Music for Design Observer’s Kickstarter Campaign

New Music for Design Observer’s Kickstarter Campaign

Book writers, readers, adorers, check it out, consider a contribution: Design Observer​ has launched a Kickstarter to fund an exhibition and catalog of the winners of this year’s 50 Books I 50 Covers design competition. [I’m honored to have contributed music to the campaign.] “Established in 1923 by the American Institute of Graphic Arts as “Fifty Books,” the 50 Books | 50 Covers competition is now the longest continually running design competition in the United States. Since 2011, Design Observer has hosted it. And in 2015, for the first time, we are publishing a book and mounting an exhibition to commemorate the competition winners of 2014, narrowed down from a field of 500 entries from fourteen countries. Dave Eggers, a previous 50 Books | 50 Covers recipient, will introduce this “book of books.” Photographer George Baier, who has photographed countless authors and book jacket projects himself, has thoughtfully taken pictures of every book and cover winner. Mohawk has generously donated the finest paper. And with Blurb, we will be printing our book, locally, here in the United States. We have judged the competition (SEE THE WINNERS HERE), photographed all the books, designed our catalog, printed test pages, and have begun to design the exhibit in New Orleans. More info:...
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