Introducing Doylestown, PA's Balance and Composure. Those familiar with that scene may recognize Jon Simmons' signature vocals from the now defunct Erection Kids, but this quintet is here to introduce you to a much different sound. Comparable to The Early November meets the 90's Midwest Emotional rock outbreak, you can now hear their debut EP, I Just Want To Be Pure over on their AP.net profile.
At the Ace Enders show in Pittsburgh, PA he announced The Early November DVD will be released January 9, and told fans to expect a b-sides CD from the band this Winter. He also mentioned his new band will be on Drive-Thru Records, and they're planning an upcoming tour with Steel Train.
Lastly, Enders told everyone to come visit AbsolutePunk.net and join the site.
Last night at his Chicago tour stop, Ace Enders announced that The Early November DVD will be released in the Winter. He also said that he would be going back out on tour with a full band in October. The set list from the show can be seen below.
A 15 minute video of Ace Ender's set from last night can be seen at myspace. This video includes two never before heard songs and some fan favorites. Ace did play some Early November songs ("Ever So Sweet" and "Sunday Drive"), but claimed this tour was probably the last time he'd ever be playing them, until he was "the guy on the street corner with his guitar case open". When asked about the TEN DVD, Ace said to be really patient because Drive-Thru "hasn't paid for the video yet."
In honor of the one year anniversary of The Early November's triple-disc The Mother, The Mechanic, And The Path, Jeff Kummer has made a blog post stating where each member of the band is up to since the split.
Tonight, Jeff Kummer of The Early November and Grace Period will be on The Gunz Show on Idobi Radio (8-10 pm EST, Jeff goes on between 9-10) during their indie band of the week segment. Tune into The Gunz Show to listen to Jeff talk about his new project and TEN's recent hiatus.
In honor of AP being a sponsor of their headlining tour kicking off on March 1st, I will be interviewing The Early November. If you have any questions for the band that you would like to see asked, please leave them in the replies.
You can check out the first leg of dates for The Early November's upcoming headlining tour with The Rocket Summer and Melee supporting here. These shows go on sale December 22nd; the band's fan club pre-sale starts on December 20th here. Many more dates will be announced soon. Make sure you check out their merch store as well since they have some holiday deals going on.
The Early November wants you to celebrate the holidays with them. The band will be playing a show with Bayside, All Time Low and Dave Melillo on December 27th at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, NJ. Doors are at 6:00PM, and you can get tickets at Ducat King or Ticketmaster, which are $13 if you go through the venue itself. Also, there will be special Christmas stockings filled with goodies for the first 50 people in line at the show, and there will also be special, limited-edition merch available for sale.