Albany, New York-based indie-rock outfit E.R.I.E. recently dropped their latest single/music video, “Bad Man’s World,” a track lifted from their second LP, Suburban Mayhem, set for release on April 7 via Mint 400 Records.

Suburban Mayhem features delicious, pitch-perfect collaborations with Brooklyn-based dream-pop trio ALMA and fellow Albany, NY area songwriter Sydney Worthley.

Made up of TJ Foster, Matt Delgado (guitar), Chad Flewwelling (drums), and Levi Jennes, E.R.I.E.’s sound conjures up suggestions of The Gaslight Anthem, Frank Turner, and The Menzingers, or, as self-described by the band, Tom Petty cosplaying as Blink-182.

Opening with a shameless advertisement for soup, “Bad Man’s World” rolls into sneering, crunchy guitars pumping out thick layers of punk-pop surfaces atop a pushing, bouncy rhythm. Rasping vocals take a half-serious, half-mocking dig at contemporary, suburban life.

“I should’ve kissed more boys / I should’ve kissed more girls / I’m trying to find my place / In a bad man’s world.”

Frothing and humming with surging punk-pop dynamics, with “Bad Man’s World,” E.R.I.E. punches out waves of infectious momentum.

E.R.I.E., photo by Elliott Ambrosio
E.R.I.E., photo by Elliott Ambrosio

Run Time: 3:45
Release Date: March 8, 2023
Record Label: Mint 400 Records