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Erica Fink: Ann Arbor Concert

Small tour poster

As part of a nationwide tour, Erica Fink (BFA 10) and her band, Eric and Erica, will play an Ann Arbor show on Sat., June 21.

After closing out their nationwide 2013 tour in North Carolina, dream-pop duo Eric + Erica have officially relocated to Durham, NC (from Oakland, CA). Their few months there have seen them touring the East Coast extensively, playing shows throughout the Triangle, and writing nearly an entire album’s worth of new material at their tree-enshrined home. They are very excited to be playing in Ann Arbor on June 21st as part of their upcoming tour. They will be joined by LA folk-pop singer songwriter, Anna Ash. 

Please contact the band at ericandericamusic@​gmail.​com for the house address, interview requests and other inquiries.
You can purchase tickets here: https://​gum​road​.com/​l​/​A​A​s​h​indig
Listen to Eric + Erica here: http://​eri​can​deri​ca​mu​sic​.band​camp​.com
Learn more about them here: http://​ww​.eri​can​deri​ca​mu​sic​.com


June 10…The Velvet Lounge, Washington, DC
June 11…KungFu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA
June 12…The Manhattan Inn, Brooklyn, NY
June 13…The Half Moon, Hudson, NY 
June 14…The Future, Brattleboro, VT
June 15… No. 6 Depot, West Stockbridge, MA
June 16… Argos Inn, Ithaca, NY
June 17…. Little Amps, Harrisburg, PA
June 18… Double Happiness, Columbus, OH 
June 19… The Bishop, Bloomington, IN
June 20… The Throne Room, Chicago, IL
June 21… House Show in Ann Arbor, MI. w/​Anna Ash
June 22… The Old Miami in Detroit, MI. w/​Anna Ash
June 23… The Bird House in Grand Rapids, MI. w/​Anna Ash
June 24… Kalamazoo, MI
June 25… The Drinkery in Cincinatti, OH
June 26… Knoxville, TN
June 28… Durham, NC

Eric + Erica is a duo making music with two voices, an autoharp, a keyboard, and a drum machine. Their songs are pop music at their core, dressed up with the unusual shimmer of autoharp; soulful, reverb-drenched electric piano; and beats that are as strong and simple as they are surprising. Erica’s naturally sweet and soaring vocals lead the way, floating dreamily above the music and delivering lyrics that are part tender confession and part bold abstraction, while Eric’s low, ragged voice provides a complementary undertone. They write soft dance music, haunting lullabies, and surreal love songs; songs for friends, for children, and for each other. 

Their first full length album, This Is Where, was released on 11/12/2013, just a mere 8 months after their debut EP. They thrive on constant creation, and the 11 songs that make up the record emerged and evolved quickly. The album was recorded with young veteran Adam Myatt (James & Evander, B. Hamilton, Man/​Miracle) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, in the stolen hours between other bands’ sessions, and in the band’s basement. While keeping true to the minimalism of the band’s live sound, the record also provided an opportunity for Erica to densely layer her voice to create moments of lilting chorus, and for other odds and ends — out of tune player pianos, synthesizers — to add density and dynamics. Beginning with a strong, clear vision of the world they wanted the record to create, the process moved quickly, and just a few months later the final record was in their hands, complete with artwork they hand painted themselves and the last minute addition of a song self-recorded by erica while lying sideways on the floor. 

Since the record’s release Eric + Erica have been on the road continuously, starting with a full US tour, self-booked through a combination of tremendous diligence and the benefits of a supportive musical community (both members play with other groups, including Sean Hayes, Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, Silian Rail and Ash Reiter). Three songs written and recorded mid-tour were released as the Wild Holiday EP, on 2/14/2014. This tour also served as their cross-country moving trip — though very much a product of their time in Oakland, California, the group has re-located to Eric’s original hometown of Durham, North Carolina, in search of the calm and quiet of the country, seasons, and the Triangle’s fertile and diverse music scene. The rest of 2014 will find them continuing to tour extensively, playing everywhere from traditional venues to living rooms to ice cream shops to old theaters, with plenty of dive bars and cafes in between. While on the road they continue to write new songs and explore the many other media the band delight in using — short, surreal videos; hand painted fliers; colorful stop-motion animations; self-produced full length music videos; and bold fashion choices. They also sleep in their car, drink lots of coffee, eat ice cream, visit their aunts, and sleep more than most touring bands.