March 26, 2013

“Eriksson is a musical project from Scott McGough, combining mellow acoustic music with layered vocals and ambient noise into songs borne of being a young person in a boring Western PA suburb. The latest Eriksson effort, Boy On A Leash, is intended to be a good album to do nothing in the dark and fall asleep to.”

Check out the band at Facebook, BandCamp, and Tumblr. I was trolling BandCamp for Pittsburgh music and this latest release had me at the tags “acoustic, ambient, folk, indie, noise, punk, sleep”. ‘Nuff said. My thanks to Scott McGough (Everything) for taking a few minutes to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • The first album I ever owned was Christina Aguilera’s debut on cassette. The first album I ever bought with my own money was probably “They’re Only Chasing Safety” by Underoath.
  • Your last album bought?
  • Pray For Teeth’s self-titled demo.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • “Brother, Sister” by mewithoutYou.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • I really couldn’t narrow it down to one album that I like less than any others. That’s a pretty tough title to earn.
  • First concert attended?
  • Buckethead at Small’s.
  • Last concert?
  • Estates/Dead North at The Vatican’t.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • It’s tough to call a favorite show ever…maybe Thursday with Touche Amore and 6 other bands last November. Sincerity Fest this year, or one of the mewithoutYou shows I’ve seen at Small’s.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • I saw Terror in March and it was a trainwreck. Everything was really delayed, I wasn’t into any of the other bands, the venue was unprepared, and I had to leave a couple songs into Terror’s set to catch Native at the Moose.
  • Favorite thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • I live in a lame suburb of Pittsburgh called Cranberry, and I feel so much better in general when I’m in the city. More specifically, the music scene in Pittsburgh is incredible. Whether you’re into hardcore, twinkly emo bands, folk, whatever, there’s probably a cool little show to check out in town on any given night. The community of musicians and fans in Pittsburgh is wonderful, as well. I’ve met tons of really quality people through music in this city that I’m so grateful to have in my life.

Thanks, Scott. Would be cool to see you play. Keep me updated of any shows coming up.