The Ergs! are back! The seminal New Jersey pop-punk band are reuniting after calling it quits back in 2008. They had only played one benefit reunion show in 2010 until last week when they performed a set on The Chris Gethard Show, shortly after Mikey Erg announced the release of his first solo album. Noisey broke the news — the Ergs! will play Fest in October and will release a four-track 7″ later this year featuring three new songs and a cover of “My Sharona.” Mike Yannich (aka Erg) explained some of the motivation behind reuniting in a new interview:
[…] As someone who has gotten to see a lot of reunion shows of older bands that broke up before I got into them, it’s so rad to go and sing along to these songs that you love. As a fan, if I can do that for people with my stupid band, there’s a part of me that says, “Let’s do this now while we’re young enough to play the songs like they were back then.” We don’t have to slow them down and change the keys of them. [Laughs] You never know when people are not gonna wanna see it. It all just fell into place. And that’s what needed to happen.
Listen to their cover below (dubbed “No Sharona”), and if you’re unfamiliar with the band, start with 2004’s dorkrockcorkrod and go from there.