The Early November
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|The Early November|
|Origin||Hammonton, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Years active||1999–2007, 2011–present|
|Labels||Drive-Thru (2002–2007) |
|Members||Arthur "Ace" Enders |
|Past members||John Dubitsky |
The Early November is an American pop-punk band from Hammonton, New Jersey. The group formed in 1999 and signed with Drive-Thru Records in 2002. As of 2006[update], they have released two EPs (2002's For All of This and 2002's The Acoustic EP), as well as two full-length albums (2003's The Room's Too Cold and 2006's triple album The Mother, the Mechanic, and the Path). Their latest effort debuted at No. 31 on the Billboard 200. They also participated in the Vans Warped Tour in 2002–2004 and 2006. They are currently signed with Rise Records and released a new album entitled In Currents on July 10, 2012.
Formation and For All of This EP (1999–2002) 
The band was formed by Arthur Enders along with guitarist Jim Sacco, bassist Sergio Anello and drummer Jeff Kummer in Hammonton, New Jersey in February 2001. Together, they recorded a five track demo in Enders' basement and sent it, along with a poorly edited videotape to only one label: Drive-Thru Records.
A couple of months passed while both Sacco and Anello had left the band for personal reasons and were replaced by Steve Nakovich (guitar) and Mike Klemash (bass), until the band got in touch with Richard Reines of Drive-Thru, who luckily was visiting their hometown and agreed to meet with the band to give advice. Stunned by what he had heard, Reines returned to California to discuss a possible signing with Drive-Thru co-owner Stefanie Reines. A few weeks and yet another line-up change later (Sergio Anello for Mike Klemash, Joe Marro joined for Nakovich), Drive-Thru signed The Early November and put them, despite their practically non-existent stage experience, on 2002's Skate and Surf Fest and on selected dates of the Warped Tour.
Marro left the band before the recording of their debut EP For All of This. A second guitarist was found in John Dubitsky. The CD came out on Drive-Thru Records in early November 2002. Enders recorded The Acoustic EP on his own, featuring acoustic versions of most songs off their debut EP, which was released a mere two months later. Simultaneously, guitarist Marro had re-joined the band in exchange for Dubitsky.
Early Success and The Room's Too Cold (2003-2005) 
Throughout 2003, the band continued to tour and write songs in preparation for their first full-length CD The Room's Too Cold, which was released in fall of that year. Soon afterwards, Enders recorded a solo record under the name I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody's Business with Jeff Kummer on bass. The CD was almost scrapped due to Enders wanting to focus on The Early November.
Triple Disc Album and Hiatus (2006–2010) 
During the recording process of their triple album, The Mother, The Mechanic, The Path, guitar tech Bill Lugg joined the band as a third guitarist.
The long awaited triple disc album The Mother, the Mechanic, and the Path was released on July 11, 2006. The album subsequently debuted at No. 31 on the Billboard Top 200 chart for the week ending July 21, 2006. This was the band's highest charting album to date.
On March 13, 2007, The Early November posted an announcement on their website that they "will be taking an indefinite hiatus" following their last headlining tour with The Rocket Summer and Mêlée and The Verdict / Nothing Ever Stays and two farewell shows in April 2007. The first night, the last song played was "I Want To Hear You Sad". On the second night, the last song played at their final headlining show at the Trocadero in Philadelphia, PA was "Truth Is". Their last show as a band was played on May 6, 2007 at the Bamboozle Festival in New Jersey. The final song ever played was "Every Night's Another Story". However, it is worth noting that the band's statement on their website does not rule out them reforming in the future. In fact, a blog posted on their Myspace states that, following a recent meeting, The Early November decided that they will possibly conduct a reunion tour in the distant future.
On May 28, 2009, Jeff Kummer posted on his Twitter, "Meeting ace for lunch. Were gonna get the band back together." Ace Enders posted a blog entitled "A note from Ace" stating, "it seems like most of you understand now that Jeff’s comment last week about the band getting back together wasn’t true, but the responses I’ve seen got me thinking". It was rumored that Ace and Serg were planning to play songs from The Early November and I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody's Business for their then-upcoming tour in summer 2009, which subsequently turned out to be true.
Reunion and In Currents (2011-present) 
On June 22, 2011, Ace Enders and Jeff Kummer both announced via Twitter and Facebook that The Early November will be performing a concert at The Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA on September 10, 2011. This was their first show together in 4 years and had sold out. Additionally they added a concert at the Starland Ballroom on the day after Thanksgiving, November 26, 2011.
On November 4, 2011, The Early November announced on their Facebook wall that they will be playing four more shows in December with Man Overboard and Young Statues. The first will be held in Boston, MA at The Paradise Rock Club on 12/26/11. The others will be held at Altar Bar in Pittsburgh, PA on 12/28, The Recher Theatre in Towson, MD on 12/29, and Hangar 84 in Vineland, NJ on 12/30.
It was confirmed on November 26th at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ, that The Early November is in the recording process of a new album at Ace Enders' The Living Room recording studio.
On November 28th, 2011, The Early November announced they had signed with Rise Records and would be releasing their first album in over six years sometime in Spring 2012. It was then announced on their website that the new album, titled "In Currents" is scheduled to be released on July 10th, 2012.
They also performed at the Never Say Never music festival in south Texas March 13th.
On April 26th, they announced that they would be releasing a rough mix of one of the songs from their upcoming album. The song, entitled "Close To You", was made available the following day on April 27th, via their website.
On June 7th 2012, "A Stain On The Carpet", off their upcoming "In Currents" LP, was made available for online streaming exclusively on Spinner. The song was then made available on YouTube by Rise Records the following day.
Radio 104.5 in Philadelphia debuted the title cut "In Currents" on June 22, 2012.
On December 22nd, 2012, it was announced that they will be performing at the 2013 Vans Warped Tour.
- Arthur "Ace" Enders – vocals, rhythm guitar (2001–2007, 2011–Present)
- Joseph Marro – guitar, keyboard, piano (2002–2007, 2011–Present)
- "Ultra" Bill Lugg – lead guitar (2006–2007, 2011–Present)
- Sergio Anello – bass (2001–2007, 2011–Present)
- Jeff Kummer – drums (2001–2007, 2011–Present)
Non-album tracks 
- "Power of Love" – released on Punk Goes 80's (2005)
- "5 Years" – released on copies of The Mother, the Mechanic, and the Path (2006) purchased at Target
- "Pretty Pretty" – released on Drive-Thru Records DVD
- "Just Enough" – released on Drive-Thru Records DVD, appears on The 5 Song EP
- "Open Eyes" – released on Drive-Thru Records DVD, appears on The 5 Song EP
- "Make Believe", "Achieving the Normal", and "For the Road" also appear on The 5 Song EP
- "Piano Song" - A b-side released on TEN's Myspace page in 2009
Demo albums 
- "The 5 Song EP"
- "So This is Fun?" EP
- "An Excellent Attempt at Next to Yousim"
Other projects 
- Joseph Marro and The Hum Drum
- Hellogoodbye- 2008-2012
- The Early November Debut at No. 31 on Billboard's Top 200!
- Billboard.com chart listings for The Early November