Mikey Erg – “Comme Si About Me”
It’s been almost a decade since New Jersey pop-punk heroes the Ergs! released their final album and broke up, though they’ve reunited for shows a couple of times since then, including for an upcoming taping of The Chris Gethard Show, which will be the first time the trio have played together since 2010. Mikey Erg — real name Mike Yannich, though he still goes by his old namesake — has spent the time since doing stints in pretty much every punk band under the sun, but today he’s announcing his debut solo album. Tentative Decisions will be out next month — it was produced by Jeff Rosenstock and features 11 original Erg compositions, the first since his former band’s 2007 record Upstairs/Downstairs. “Comme Si About Me” is the heart-on-sleeve lead single, which culminates in Erg passionately chanting, “I wish you loved me, and blah blah blah, blah / And I wasn’t lonely, blah blah blah blah.” Listen below.