Don Giovanni Records has just released the new single and music video from punk rock lifer MIKEY ERG. The track “Sick As Your Secrets”. The single is off the forthcoming album Love At Leeds recorded by Steve Albini and featuring Jeff Rosenstock, to be released this Friday, June 24, 2022.
Love At Leeds is the realization of many dreams for Mikey Erg. A lifelong music obsessive, growing up in the early 90s, there was one sound he’d always hoped to capture on his recordings. The sound of Steve Albini. Steve’s credits include The Pixies, PJ Harvey, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, and of course Nirvana’s third LP In Utero: one of Mikey’s absolute favorite records.
Mikey had never in his twenty-plus year recording career ever gotten to make a fully analog recording. Love At Leeds was the perfect time to rectify all of that. Using the group of musicians that helped him realize his debut solo LP Tentative Decisions (Jeff Rosenstock, Alex Clute & Lou Hanman), he headed to Chicago to make this dream a reality.
Recorded and mixed in just five days, Love At Leeds is a swift twenty-five-minute-long grunge-pop tour de force. Once the album was complete, Steve and his trusty razor blade compiled the master mix reels and sent the band on their way. The tapes then made the journey to Hollywood California to the legendary Bernie Grundman Mastering facility to be mastered and cut straight to lacquer disc by Chris Bellman (Frank Zappa, Neil Young, Kenny Dorham, Pearl Jam).
Love At Leeds is available for pre-order now HERE.