Listen: Local 518 E.R.I.E. At Home Session
As these stories often go, E.R.I.E. was born out of tumult. In the midst of an unexpected, three day stint in the hospital in October of 2018, E.R.I.E. architect TJ Foster (Accents, Darling Valley) was asking a lot of cliché, existential questions. That kind of thing is to be expected when one’s heart stops for fifteen seconds on the bathroom floor in the middle of the night. Despite these mostly unanswered questions, a clear thought did emerge from the ashes: the desire to play music again. Loud music. The kind that begs for a live audience. Disillusionment had set in for Foster in regards to his primary songwriting vessel – his trusty Martin acoustic guitar – and after years of yearning for the ‘good ol’ days’ when amps were cranked and ears were aching, he decided there was no use in simply yearning anymore. He set his acoustic aside, polished off the electric and immediately began to write Don’t Wanna Live, Don’t Wanna Die.
In this 518 Session At Home with E.R.I.E., singer TJ Foster and guitarist Matt Delgado tell us what it's like to be a band putting out music during a pandemic. They also share the news about being signed to an independent record label out of New Jersey called Mint 400 Records!
E.R.I.E. will be celebrating with a virtual album release show from The Linda on Monday, September 21st at 8pm. Get your tickets HERE