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Micah Erenberg Shares Perfectly Imperfect New Video by Colin Medley; Signs to Sleepless Records

By March 1, 2019 April 11th, 2019 No Comments

Micah Erenberg is a diversely talented multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer from Manitoba. His lyrics are a mosaic of stories, thoughts and reactions from small town, big ideas Canada; the land of few people and vast, flat, lake laden landscape. Erenberg’s music is charming, witty, and authentic. His full disclosure style of writing makes for captivating, poetic and gracefully heartbreaking songs that display an honesty and talent that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Recently signed to Sleepless Records, today he shares the perfectly imperfect jam “Somewhere Beyond The Ocean” and the video created by Colin Medley featuring some of Manitoba’s most hidden gem locales and locals. Together, the song and video are a match made in Winnipeg winter heaven. For the video, “Colin wanted a diner, an industrial park and a toboggan hill,” says Erenberg. “The Oldie, Gimli Airport, and Pope’s Hill. We conjured up a group of lovely hooligans, embraced the cold and had a blast.”

“Sometimes it can feel like we’re stuck in our lives, whether that’s working a crummy job, or living in a country where it’s cold most of the year,” says Medley. “With this video I wanted to show that there’s always an escape, whether it’s escaping into your own imagination or ditching work to go tobogganing with all your closest buddies.”

 

“Where to begin,” says Erenberg of the track. “This is a song that I wrote almost ten years ago. I remember the house. I remember the party. I remember the reports of my friend getting knocked out after I left. I remember the face of the person who did it. Around that time, the opening lyrics described a lot of the people in my social circles, and probably myself more than I would like to admit. I wanted to write about the feeling you get when you step away from that lifestyle. Bad habits are still habits and its harder to walk away from them than it seems.”

Originally released as an acoustic version on one of Erenberg’s earlier DIY albums “Somewhere Beyond The Ocean” is now a rock song, but still features layers of the original recording from many years ago. The song’s meaning has also evolved over time. “I remember being asked the meaning of the closing lyric,” says Erenberg. “I had initially imagined it in a conversation between lovers and had never quite understood its placement. After being asked to explain it, I realized that it was more accurately describing a common situation in modern Social Justice. It wasn’t until then that I may have truly understood what the song meant to me. More likely is that I still do not know.”

TOUR DATES

Apr 11 – Calgary, AB – The Nash
Apr 12 – Calgary, AB – King Eddy
Apr 13 – Lethbridge, AB – The Owl
Apr 14 – Jasper, AB – The Stand Easy Legion
Apr 19 – Saskatoon, SK – The Underground Cafe
Apr 20 – Langenburg, SK – Flav’r Country Ranch 
Apr 25 – Winnipeg, MB – Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club 
 
May 8 – London, UK – The Slaughtered Lamb
May 9 – Brighton, UK – The Great Escape Festival (Queens Hotel)
May 11 – Brighton, UK – The Great Escape Festival (The Green Door Store)
May 12 – St Leonards on Sea, UK –  Marina Fountain 
May 17 – Glasgow, UK – Blue Arrow ~
May 18 – Middlesbrough, UK – Georgian Theatre
May 20 – Leeds, UK – Oporto
May 23 – Coventry, UK – The Tin Arts
May 29 – London, UK – Sebright Arms
 
Jun 3 – London, UK – The Ned
Jun 4 – Sheffield, UK – Picture House Social %
Jun 5 – London, UK – The Victoria %
Jun 12 – Essen, GER – Zeche Carl *
Jun 13 – Stuttgart, GER – ClubCann *
Jun 14 – Ulm, GER – Ulmer Zelt *
Jun 15 – München, GER – Ampere *
Jun 18 – Nürnberg, GER – Club Stereo *
Jun 19 – Münster, GER – Gleis 22 *
Jun 20 – Haldern, GER – Pop Bar *
Jun 21 – Köln, GER – Artheater *
Jun 22 – Aachen, GER – Musikbunker *
Jun 23 – Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof *
Jun 25 – Hannover, GER – Lux *
Jun 26 – Hamburg, GER – Schanzenzelt *
Jun 27 – Berlin, GER – Badehaus *
Jun 28 –  Bremen, GER – Tower *
 
~ w/ The Leisure Society
% w/ Alan Power
*  w/ An Horse