Out May 1 via Stardumb Records, Mikey Erg’s Bon Voyage is a classic mini-record and a love letter to pop punk.

“When Stefan asked me to do a tour 7” record for his label, I said yes immediately,” says Erg. “I wasn’t quite sure what it would entail, but as I started thinking about it, there seemed like only one way to go. When I was around 13, I found punk rock and soon began scanning the MRR ad section for new music.

“I loved that all these bands I hadn’t heard of were putting out 7” records with two, four, or sometimes up to TEN songs or more. In a way, these were a cheap way to get into a band, but they also stood on their own as statements. Four exclusive songs only available on these releases. A lot of bands would also use this opportunity to record cover songs. I can’t tell you how many great bands I got into because someone covered them on the B side of a 7.”

“One label that really made this format for me was Mutant Pop from Corvallis OR. For a while, every record they release perfected the idea of the three-to-four song, standalone EP. This record is a tribute to both the format and the music that got me here. A love letter to pop punk.”

Tour Dates
04/05/2020 DE Mainz @ Kultur Kafe
05/05/2020 DE Hannover @ Monster Records
06/05/2020 DE Hamburg @ Molotow
07/05/2020 DE Berlin @ Schokoladen
08/05/2020 DE Nurnberg @ Kafe Kult
09/05/2020 CH Zurich @ Obenuse Fest
10/05/2020 CH Salavaux @ Le Trou
12/05/2020 IT Milan @ Circolo Svolta
13/05/2020 IT Genova @ Lucrezia Bar
14/05/2020 FR Lyon @ Farmer
19/05/2020 FR Tours @ Le Foudre
20/05/2020 FR Le Havre @ Mc Daid’s
21/05/2020 UK London @ Amersham Arms
22/05/2020 UK Stafford @ Redrum
23/05/2020 UK Bristol @ Booze Cruise UK
25/05/2020 BE Namur @ P’ti Bitu
26/05/2020 DE Aachen @ Raststätte
27/05/2020 DE Bonn @ Bla
28/05/2020 DE Osnabruck @Whisky’s
30/05/2020 BE Genk @ Funhouse Fest
31/05/2020 FR Paris @ This Is My Fest

Preorder the record here. 

Snag it here outside of the U.S.

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