Erra has really been keeping themselves in the limelight lately. The band reissued their 2021 self-titled album this March with a handful of B-sides and covers, and now they're back again with a new song called "Pull From The Ghost." Guitarist and vocalist Jesse Cash said the song explores missing out on meaningful connections by dwelling on the past.
"The song is told from the perspective of a kidnapper hoping his captive will choose to stay willingly, but ultimately deciding to free them when that doesn't happen," says Jesse Cash. "The captor/captive dynamic spawned from the idea that relationships are too often means of ensnaring others to be subject to one's own insecurities. I feel that to bury your insecurities in another person is to hold them as a kind of captive."
"The song touches on consequently missing out on opportunities of meaningful connection by comparing present partners to past ones and never moving forward openly. What can't be found in the present is pulled from memories of the past, and acceptance of the present is never reached. The captor chooses to be alone rather than subjugate another person to this cycle. It's ultimately a song about a tendency to overanalyze in pursuit of perfection, which while bearing many merits, can also result in instances of self-sabotage."
Catch Erra on tour with Alpha Wolf, Thornhill, and Invent Animate at one of the dates below.
7/15 Birmingham, AL Zydeco (no Thornhill)
7/16 Atlanta, GA Masquerade (Heaven) (no Thornhill)
7/17 Tampa, FL The Orpheum (no Thornhill)
7/19 Houston, TX Warehouse (Studio)
7/20 Dallas, TX Trees
7/22 Mesa, AZ Nile Theater
7/23 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
7/24 Los Angeles, CA Teragram Ballroom
7/26 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
7/27 Roseville, CA Goldfield Trading Post
7/29 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
7/30 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
7/31 Seattle, WA El Corazon
8/2 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
8/3 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
8/5 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
8/6 Columbus, OH KEMBA! Live (Erra & Beartooth only)
8/7 Detroit, MI The Shelter
8/9 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
8/10 Toronto, ON Velvet Underground
8/11 Montreal, QC Fairmount Theater
8/12 Allston, MA Brighton Music Hall
8/13 New York, NY Gramercy Theater
8/14 Philadelphia, PA The Foundry
8/16 Pittsburgh, PA Enclave
8/17 Baltimore, MD Soundstage
8/19 Indianapolis, IN Emerson Theater
8/20 Nashville, TN Basement East