- Witloof Bar
The experimental artist is back with an incredibly personal and multifaceted body of work
WhenThu. 23 Nov, 2023
- Witloof Bar
“Birgy makes it seem like even the tiniest protean critter is a marvelous sight to behold”
End of Everything is the intrepid seventh album from Mega Bog, a nightmarish experimental pop ensemble led by Erin Elizabeth Birgy. In 2020, Birgy was surrounded by seemingly endless turmoil: mass death, a burning planet, and a personal reckoning when past traumas met fresh ones. Deciding to seize something tangible, she produced a record that spoke of surrender, of mourning, and support in the face of tumultuous self-reflection.
Writing on piano and synthesizer, instead of the familiar guitar, Birgy explored a spectrum of new sounds to illuminate a state of volatility and flux that was both universal and personal. Heavy grooves, metal guitar squeals, Italo disco bass lines, rhapsodic synth layers, and huge choruses stomp around the delightfully sanguine pop drama. Where previous records stretched out into the abstract and ethereal, End of Everything delivers a hit straight to collective awareness and healing.
For the past ten years, Birgy and her evolving community of collaborators have been crafting poetic, musical odes to the pain and glory of human existence. Born and raised in various small, haunted rodeo towns out West, Birgy eventually ran away to Olympia, Washington, where she forged the first iteration of Mega Bog. The band wandered the country performing and recording, fusing together twisted genres.