The Early November - Ten Year Anniversary of  The Mother, The Mechanic, and The Path

The Early November - Ten Year Anniversary of The Mother, The Mechanic, and The Path

Hidden In Plain View

Sat, January 21, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is all ages

Official ID required for those who are 16+.

Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The Early November
The Early November
The members of the Early November were young enough to have grown up with the Drive-Thru Records sound, a formula that incorporated sensitive emo, pop, and punk revivalist amalgams with a bit of post-hardcore grit. The band first emerged in 2000, fighting to secure shows in their busy South Jersey scene while hoping to land a deal with Drive-Thru. One way or another, their wish came true. Label figureheads Richard and Stefanie Reines signed vocalist/guitarist "Ace" (Arthur) Enders, bassist Sergio Anello, drummer Jeff Kummer, and guitarist Joseph Marro in early 2002 on the strengths of their demo and a solid buzz, and by November 2002 the band had made its label debut with the For All of This EP. Promising appearances on the Warped Tour's Drive-Thru stage that summer spread the word, and by 2003, anticipation for an Early November full-length was brimming.

Room's Too Cold dropped in October 2003. It was a particularly lush take on the Drive-Thru sound, with strings and ballads and a focus on the rich vocal presence of Enders. The band toured extensively behind the record; Enders later issued the first effort from his solo project I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody's Business in late 2004 and briefly toured behind the disc. Enders then turned back to the Early November, and writing began that summer for their follow-up sophomore release. Recording commenced in February 2005 with a fifth member on board, guitarist Bill Lugg. The band also released a summer split EP with I Am the Avalanche, Vinnie Caruana's post-Movielife project. The resulting The Mother, the Mechanic, and the Path was eventually issued in July 2006 as an ambitious triple album. (The band took a cut in royalties to make sure it was offered at a single-disc price.) Boasting a rock-oriented disc ("The Mechanic"), a more mellow, stripped-down disc ("The Mother"), and a third character-based soundtrack with dialogue to intermingle among the first two ("The Path"), the album was conceptually based around a troubled father-son relationship and the subsequent imperfect relationship between the then-adult son and his own child. Various rounds of touring followed. In March 2007, however, the bandmembers announced their plans to go on an indefinite hiatus after the completion of scheduled dates that year. Enders continues working on his solo projects.
Hidden In Plain View
It seems like a lifetime ago. And yet, at the same time, it feels like it was just yesterday that we packed up our gear and pulled out of 4th Street Studio in Santa Monica, California. We were headed home on what would be the now familiar forty hour drive back to New Jersey. Having just spent 7 weeks with Producer Jim Wirt, we were exhausted, but those days were unforgettable. The sessions were long, spending nearly 16 hours each day working harder than we had ever worked before on our music. But everything was so new and exciting that the time truly seemed to just fly by. And just like that, there we were. The five of us crammed back into our van - equipment, luggage, and all - making our way back across the country. I remember waking up after a short and almost certainly interrupted sleep and putting in the CD that contained our rough mixes from the session. It was then that I finally let myself take it all in. I was finally outside of the studio listening to our songs - not guitar parts or drum fills or any of the other details you obsess over while recording - I was listening to our very first album. We hadn't yet decided what we were going to call it, but at that moment it didn't matter. I knew we made something special. Ten years later, I still feel the same way.

To mark the Ten Year Anniversary of the release of our album "Life In Dreaming," we will be performing the record in its entirety front to back at a few select locations. An album that has meant so much to all of our lives deserves to be properly celebrated, so please join us in doing so!
Venue Information:
The Teragram Ballroom
1234 West 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90017