Eric Linden Bio
"Rock and Roll swagger with a poet's soul." That's how Knife River Records describes Eric Linden's debut album Burning up the Marquee. The album ricochets between indie rock, jangle pop, and garage rock. It features the hits 3000 Pieces of Me and Chasing You as well as the brand new single Tripping All Over Myself.
Eric Linden is a songwriter and guitarist from Minneapolis. He began writing and recording the album in the lockdown winter of 2019. He wrote and recorded a demo a week for twenty weeks as part of a virtual songwriter's circle with longtime friends. Recording the album involved online collaborations with musicians from coast to coast, from Philadelphia to San Francisco. Eric recruited talent from across the globe from his home state of North Dakota to as far away as Latvia.
Eric's song "All and Everything" was chosen as the theme song for The WIld Ones virtual retreat. His music has been played on 89.1 KNNZ FM and 90.1 Pioneer Radio. It's been played on podcasts including Fountains of Splain and New Music Saturday. Eric has also been featured on blogs like Abominations and London Peaky.
“Feel-good indie rock music. Interesting songwriting & inspired lyrics ” - DE Music
“The first time I heard Eric Linden’s “Chasing You,” I was immediately struck by the song’s energy and the David Johansen swagger. Recently, his single “3,000 Pieces of Me” revealed an incredibly sensitive approach to songwriting and an eye for telling detail. ” - Marc Schuster
“Eric Linden's sound is classic and fresh. He has a commanding voice, a storyteller's voice. ” - Sam Pearce, Recording Artist
“If the 70s Rolling Stones and the early Strokes were able to co-write a song for The Hold Steady. Check it out!” - Red Dot Recording
“Something really cool about this track... the somber narrative mixed with the gritty and crass instruments. A human vibe I simply adore. ” - Empty Room Productions
“Great tune from Eric Linden! Kind of a progressive, new age Buddy Holly!” - New Music Saturday