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Late Night Jam
I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody’s Business-“Enola”
Up late? In need of some awe-inspiring beauty? Then check out Ace Enders’ intimate new video with his side project, I Can Make A Mess. With the help of el . de . t e. productions, “Enola” is able to expand and breathe to stunning degrees. It is truly a sight to behold.
The Early November-“In Currents”
Compliments of MTV’s Buzzworthy, the world is getting a treat in the form of a new music video for The Early November’s “In Currents”. While they’re close to 6 years removed from their last video for 2006’s “Decoration”, the video takes the band back to their humble roots by showcasing what they do best: playing music together and having fun while doing so.
While their performance is quite modest, the video itself totes quite the cinematography. Shot entirely in a beautifully ostentatious room adorned with an impressive amount of chandeliers, the lighting is synced with every melody, rhythm, and riff, however subtle. It’s easy to dismiss this video on a first passing glance, but a second watch will really make you appreciate every little nuance that the band and director injected into it.
If you haven’t checked out The Early November’s new album, In Currents, you might have wasted the past 3 months of your life. It very well may be their most cohesive and (dare I say) best album to date. If you feel so inclined to do so, you can pick it up today courtesy of Rise Records.
-Turning Back The Cassette-
Side A: Spiraling Out Of Summer; Falling Into Fall
- Silversun Pickups-“Skin Graph”
- Circa Survive-“The Lottery”
- The Early November-“A Stain On The Carpet”
- Such Gold-“Storyteller”
- Death Cab For Cutie-“Marching Bands of Manhattan”
- Blink-182-“The Rock Show”
- The Fray-“She Is”
- Rise Against-“Like The Angel”
- The Blanks-"Hey Ya"
- A Perfect Circle-“The Package”
- meWithoutyou-“Fox’s Dream of the Log Flume”
- The Early November-“Wearing A Tie”
- The Fray-“Look After You”
- Death Cab For Cutie-“Summer Skin”
- Nobuo Uematsu-“Besaid Island”
- Dashboard Confessional-“The Good Fight”
- A Perfect Circle-“Weak And Powerless”
- Brand New-“Sowing Season”
- Silversun Pickups-“Waste It On”
- The White Stripes-“We’re Gonna Be Friends”
- Deftones-“Back To School”
- Taking Back Sunday-“Great Romances of the 20th Century”
- The Fray-“Vienna”
- Vitamin String Quartet-“Transatlanticism”
- Dashboard Confessional-“Am I Missing?”
- Lydia-“Always Fast”
- Dashboard Confessional-“Age Six Racer”
It’s rare for me to follow through with the commitments I make to myself these days, but it was even harder for me to want to drop the ball on this project. Like I promised, I’m getting out to you guys my double-sided playlist for the ever cooling blaze of summer’s last days and its formidably beautiful transition into fall, which happens to be my favorite season.
A lot happens for me between the end of summer and fall: the type of things that I just absolutely need a soundtrack for. As the years have amassed themselves on my life, I have grown to associate more and more songs with this time of the year. If I don’t revisit them on my annual pass through the seasons, it almost feels like something is missing and that my year will consequently be incomplete.
Side A: Spiraling Out of Summer; Falling Into Fall is a compilation of songs that have defined the past 10 summers or so of my life in Florida. They constitute a large portion of my fond memories that I often revisit to delight. Included on this side are a few new songs from this summer and a whole calvacade of other tracks that recall summer’s passed. No matter the summer, it would not be complete without the start of school. For that, this side has the added feel of me getting the last few laughs and good times out of summer before settling into my academic skin. Peppered amongst the theme are also some songs that reflect my finding love at a rock show and its growth into a full blown six year relationship: a crowning achievement of mine and Angelica’s labor of love.
So hold tight: There will be songs about love! There will some about long distance heart ache! And yes, there will be plenty about frolicking in the sun and ultimately saying good-bye to your tan lines.
Check out Side A above on Spotify. I know that it’s sort of exclusionary, so I also included links for (almost) every track on youtube to insure that you could at least hear it some way. Who knows, you may even find a few that coincide with your annual musical itinerary. If you’re digging this side enough, then be sure to flip it over and play Side B after.
Hitting Shelves: July 10, 2012
This week in music we’re not only welcoming back Aesop Rock and The Early November after 5 years of respective absence, but we’re also celebrating the 100th Birthday of America’s great great grandfather of folk, Woody Guthrie. So whether you came for P.O.D.’s Murdered Love and stayed for Glass Cloud’s The Royal Thousand or were just wondering what mix of political injustices Serj Tankian has vehemently worked himself up over, be sure to check out the newest releases in this week’s edition of Hitting Shelves.
- Aesop Rock-Skelethon (Buy/Stream)
- Dirty Projectors-Swing Lo Magellan (Buy/Stream)
- The Early November-In Currents (Buy/Stream)
- Glass Cloud-The Royal Thousand (Buy/Stream)
- P.O.D.-Murdered Love (Buy/Stream)
- Serj Tankian-Harakiri (Buy/Stream)
- Woody Guthrie-Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection (Buy)
Late Night Album
The Early November-In Currents
I’ve been hooked on this one for the past six days thanks to the endless gratuity of Billboard Magazine. I wanted to single out one specific track out for a Late Night Jam segment, but just couldn’t. They’re all that damn good.
In lieu of the reunion of The Early November and their first album after a five year hiatus, Late Night Jam presents to you In Currents. Give it a preview above and read more about it over at Billboard. If it wins you over in any number of ways, then please take a chisel to your bank account by picking up one of the two sweet ass bundles when the album releases tomorrow. Kudos to all those who spring for the one with concert tickets.
-Kickass Cover of the Day: Ace Enders w/ Dan Campbell, Nick Diener, and Carmen Cirignano-“Closing Time”-
The Early November are currently on their North American tour with The Swellers, The Wonder Years, and Young Statues. In between shows, the vocalists of each band took some time to acoustically cover Semisonic’s hit (and my nightly anthem), “Closing Time”. Check it out above compliments of Absolute Punk and let us know what you think.
The Early November Getting Help From Fans To Build A Setlist For Their Upcoming Tour
This summer Ace Enders and his highly revered brain child, The Early November, are hitting the road for their first tour in 5 years. In support of their upcoming album, In Currents, the band will be playing a scattering of shows throughout the U.S at the end of May and into early June with The Wonder Years, The Swellers, and Young Statues:
5/23 Irving Place New York, NY
5/24 Water St. Music Hall Rochester, NY
5/25 House Of Blues Cleveland, OH
5/26 Bledfest Howell, MI
5/27 Opera House Toronto, ON
5/29 Metro Chicago, IL
5/30 Varsity Minneapolis, MN
6/1 Summit Denver, CO
6/2 In The Venue Salt Lake City, UT
6/4 El Corazon Seattle, WA
6/6 Slim’s San Francisco, CA
6/7 El Rey Los Angeles, CA
6/8 House Of Blues Anaheim, CA
6/9 SOMA San Diego, CA
As Ace Enders is highly interested in playing to fan favorites, he left the content of their upcoming setlists to be determined by what the fans would want to hear most. Through the poll on their Facebook page, you can let the guys in TEN know the 5 songs you would most want to hear at one of their upcoming shows. Personally, I think this is a great way for them to put together a performance fueled by their reunion. Fan reception will influence this tour to potentially be one of the greatest tours they’ve done and one worth talking about.
Late Night Jam
The Early November-“Every Night’s Another Story”
From the very first second “Every Night’s Another Story” means business. Ace Enders’ chords strike against the static, swell, and then explode into the aggressive, fist thrashing introductory track from their 2002 Drive-Thru Records debut, For All of This. For all its indie-emo splendor and no holds barred musicianship, this song never fails to get me pumped.
It’s always such a blast discovering old treasures from my iTunes. While I can’t remember the last time I listened to The Early November, I have to say that I’ve been having a hell of a time checking in on all of my favorites from their incredible library. Aside from all of the beyond favorable nostalgia associated with them, I’m so glad they decided to get back together and I can’t wait to see what they bring us with their upcoming return album, In Currents. Due out July 3rd, it is one of the first albums of the summer that I’m really looking forward to.