E.R.I.E. is the latest project from TJ Foster, a prolific singer/songwriter, audio engineer and composer from Upstate NY. Foster is best known for his work in Deep Elm Records' The Cast Before the Break and Accents. He birthed the project out of a tumultuous experience which resulted in an unexpected three-day stint at the hospital. Late one night, after Foster’s heart stopped for 15 seconds on his bathroom floor, he found himself on a hospital bed preparing for emergency surgery. Both before and after his surgery, the artist fought through existential thoughts and difficult questions. Though he left with many of them unanswered, there was one thing he knew for sure - a burning desire to play music again had returned. He immediately began writing "Don't Wanna Live, Don't Wanna Die," the debut record that boasts the aesthetic of pop-rock anthems befit for basements and festival stages alike. It was released on March 6, 2020.