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Announcing BRING ME HOME - New Record From THE ERICKSONS 9/30/14

posted Sep 24, 2014, 9:23 AM by Vu Nguyen

The Ericksons are delighted to announce their 4th full-length record, Bring Me Home, will be released on September 30th, with a release show at the Cedar Cultural Center on October 3rd. Released today is the first single from Bring Me Home, “My Love.”Bring Me Home is the follow up to 2013’s critically acclaimed The Wild and is the second record by the Ericksons engineered by Beau Sorenson at Justin Vernon’s April Base studio. Bring Me Home was co-produced by the Ericksons and Sean Carey.


The Ericksons are sisters Bethany Valentini and Jenny Kapernick, who grew up speaking each others’ thoughts, knowing each others’ hearts. But their name and sound had grown out of the pain of loss – losing their father as teenagers, losing Bethany’s first husband, Lee Erickson, to cancer in 2006. Their music has been the telling of that life journey, out of darkness to find light unimagined.  Recorded through marriages, births and raising families, Bring Me Home is the best and brightest yet from the Ericksons. “The songs come from a place of playfulness and love,” says Kapernick. “They come from a real place and that place is joyful now.”


Valentini and Kapernick enlisted long time collaborator, Beau Sorenson (Death Cab for Cutie, Bob Mould) to record Bring Me Home in the familiar Wisconsin woods of Justin Vernon’s studio, April Base. The sisters were also joined by co-producer/musician Sean Carey (S.Carey,Bon Iver), musicians Ben Lester (S.Carey, Field Report), Shane Leonard (Field Report), and Michael Lewis (Bon Iver, Alpha Consumer). With this group of highly skilled and sensitive people assembled the Ericksons were free to make Bring Me Home sound exactly as it should. “The record was very organic in coming together; it was one thing, one statement,” Valentini says. “We’re home.”


Featuring artwork from Gregory Euclide for the album cover and single art, the first single “My Love” is a sunny, electro-pop evocation of love. Perfect for late summer dancing and signaling what is to come from the Ericksons, what l’etoile called “Marvelous songwriting and some gorgeous, crystalline arrangements, and yes, some remarkable harmony singing that will knock you on your ass.”



What: Bring Me Home record release

Who: The Ericksons, featuring BBGUN and special guests

When: 8:00pm, Friday, October 3, 2014

Where: Cedar Cultural Center

Tickets: $15 advance/$18 door, All Ages



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Recorded in Fall Creek, WI in August 2013 & March 2014

Bethany Valentini - vocals, guitars, piano, synthesizer
Jenny Kapernick - vocals, guitars
Sean Carey - vocals, drums, piano, keyboards
Ben Lester - pedal steel, synthesizer
Michael Lewis - bass
Shane Leonard - drums

All songs written by Bethany Valentini & Jenny Kapernick
All songs except “Animal” engineered & mixed by Beau Sorenson
“Animal” engineered & mixed by Sean Carey & Zach Hanson

Bring Me Home co-produced by The Ericksons & Sean Carey

Original artwork by Gregory Euclide

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