ERICA ESO
debut album 2019
on Ramp Local Records

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ERICA ESO

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FALL MIDWEST TOUR WITH THE HECKS
  • HALLOWEEN in CHICAGO
  • @ The Hideout
  • W/ Jackie Lynn and The Hecks
  • Wed, November 1st in MILWAUKEE, WI
  • @ Riverwest Public House
  • W/ (Orb) and The Hecks
  • Thurs, November 2nd in MINNEAPOLIS, MN
  • @ Eagles Club
  • W/ Larry Wish, Ice Blink and The Hecks
  • Fri, November 3rd in MADISON, WI
  • @ North Street Cabaret
  • W/ Mori Mente, Emili Earhart and The Hecks
  • Fri, November 10th- BOSTON HASSLE FEST (night 1)
  • @ Once Sommerville
  • W/ Dan Deacon, Xiu Xiu, Ed Balloon and much more
make you feel this song/way
  when i can't even feel this song/way
colors much
  deeper than
    i can see
if yr diagonal
  i'm a triangle oh
   you know you
             kinda
  feel good anyway
  i feel
       below
       the surface
       of i think
  too much
yellow stare
  silent breath
i'd like live to a hundred
  years old
ah
 i was born to dunk
  but i'm bored and drugged
  
rings too deep
  to ever
  simply agree 
the atlantic
chelsea/bradley oh
didn't come
        no drum
  didn't come from
          no strummin'
  
unwieldy
        bearded face
  unyielding
  human race
ooh boy
  ah ah ah
manipulate
        yr body
  yr a woman body
     builder
   open night
           hallow words
  my body uncurls
  hoo
  hoo
  hoo
  hoo
  hoo
  hoo
you got neer
        me ruuner
            dance hall
                        broken heart
         drivin' in the country
  all my friends around me    gotta get reborn
  how is she so beautiful
  when she's so clearly a man
i
     you
      this
            might have this
gender it
i feel words
if you are you and me
  then they
  then we're crippled symmetry
this attic it
bells they sound
  bells they deem
                                                                                        sound of the space that it occupies
                                                                  but about the
  it's not about where the song goes
        half you/half free
  lungs bleached white from
             plastic debris
nananananananananananananananana
i feel touch
if yr geronimo
  i'm guantanamo oh
hold my baby hostage like i told her
    i was pregnant with music/music
born to
  the new jack swing
oh/hold/coast/gold
                          atlantic
tom boy
  drippin' 'til
  we smell the rain
the fire it
atlantic it
hit her
this diet has no
    fruit without you
if you are medical/i am hospital
uh huh
hollywood's american
  clutch
portrait of
    the hopi woman
  left you longin'
  like forever
  
auditory fever dream
if yr melodious
         i'm the lonliest song
we walk this death-spread what loaded use 
the water's hard
             the water's far gone
i'm gone
         feel/touch
  wouldn't call for fun
uh huh
boredom it
jargon it
it/they is/are burning
  eyes closed for half a year
        starin' at those lids
  yeah that's where you are
you saw birds
    when i saw feathers
    when we were together
    that's where you are
  
swung fast when threw knuckle
  just under the buckle
whole world
  so so so so so mad
2019
burning memories right
    into me while you forget
   everything you are
war crimes they
cave air it
justice it
shadow it
that's where you are
        yr dyin'
  just invisible-izing that body
  yeah that's where you are
a
    hundred
                   years
                            from now

4 AMERICAN MYSTICS

"Language... is a set of acts, repeated over time, that produce reality-effects that are eventually misrepresented as "facts". Collectively considered, the repeated practice of naming sexual difference has created this appearance of natural division. The "naming" of sex is an act of domination and compulsion, an institutionalized performative that both creates and legislates social reality...Hence, we are compelled in our bodies and our minds to correspond, feature by feature, with the idea of nature that has been established for us...'men' and 'women' are political categories, and not natural facts."
-Judith Butler

PRESS

Tiny Mix Tapes

"Perhaps one of the most quotable hooks of 2015 comes from an unexpected source. Erica Eso, a new “globalized pop” sensation..."

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by SCVSCV 9/23/15 FACT MAG

"shifting between breathy, confessional vocals and sections autotuned down to impressionistic smears of data..."

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by Miles Bowe 11/6/15 TABS OUT

" 2019 is an album of tightly-written songs with enduring melodies that convey both a sense of tender fragility and a kind of archetypal carved-in-stone inevitability..."

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by Scott Scholz 10/13/15 MXDWN

"asks the question “what is this?"..."

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by Megan Huffman 10/21/15 WORDS ON SOUNDS PODCAST Ep. 49

podcast feature

DELI

"Erica Eso's first singles make it clear that Minissali's talents as an experimental composer span across genres..."

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by Sam o'Hara 7/9/15 BOSTON HASSLE

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By Keeley Cormac 11/5/15 BOSTON HASSLE

"clean dance music, with existential themes, no unnecessary sounds..."

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By Keeley Cormac, 10/16/15