Party Animal (2014) is Eric's 6th CD, and the first in five years. Quirky and funky, Party Animal includes some great new favorites, such as the country-flavored "Can We Buy a New Car (So I Can Have a Balloon)?", the Beatle-esque "The Best Parts," and the powerful rock anthem, "Alive."
Reviews of Party Animal:
"After a bit of a break, Eric Herman has returned, and he's true to form: lots of humor, wordplay and sneak-up-on-you emotional bits -- all adding up to a record that works on several different levels."
- Bill Childs; Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child
"Even though we have only had Eric's new CD, Party Animal, for about a week now, the girls already have a handful of his songs memorized... I personally love how he uses different musical styles with his songs, letting children experience different beats and sounds. And, with silly lyrics and catchy chorus lines, kids and adults can't help but want to get up and move around while listening to Eric's music."
-Robin McCoy, inspiredbysavannah.com
"If a party record for kids sounds appealing, ERIC HERMAN delivers as-advertised. His vocal style is reminiscent of the
Barenaked Ladies, and he offers up short bursts of rockin' fun with a wink and a nudge to the grownups in the crowd."
- The Rock Father
"With Eric's music you are always guaranteed to get hooked by his catchy beats and silly songs... He uses a variety of music styles in his songs and each one is as unique as the next with our favorite tracks being November First and Alive, two songs that got my kids up and dancing with our first listen."
"This is not a one musical genre album. It encompasses everything from funk to pop... Great album that I recommend for families!"
"Even my son who thinks he's starting to get too old for the
music I play in the car loved this whole album. He would ask me to not shut off the car until a song was done!"
- Cherry Blossoms
"Inside Eric Herman is a comedian desperate to get out. He's always had a bit of a funny streak, but on his latest album, he pretty much gives himself over entirely to his inner "Weird" Al Yankovic. I suppose with a title like Party Animal (and that exuberant album cover), that's to be expected. The best tracks channel some of Al's manic energy ("November First") or his spot-on musical homages (the country stylings of "Can We Buy a New Car (So I Can Have a Balloon)," my favorite track on the album."
- Stefan Shepherd, Zooglobble
"The music is silly, fun and full of happy energy, which is just perfect for elementary school age kids."
-Valerie Mitchell, sweeps4bloggers.com
"You can't beat Father Time, but Eric Herman has found a way to make him dance."
-Jeffrey Cohen, mrjeff2000.blogspot.com