Sunday, September 2, 2012

Song Of The Week: 9/2/12

Song: "1000 Times A Day"

Artist: The Early November

Album: "The Mechanic, The Mother, And The Path"

Year: 2006

"1000 Times A Day" is said to have been written by The Early November frontman, Ace Enders, for his wife. The song is a little love song that talks about how he and his future soulmate and wife first met in 8th grade. It tells how the relationship was an on again, off again type of relationship where sometimes they didn't even speak to each other for years at a time, but they never stopped thinking about each other and ultimately, despite any problems that they had to deal with, they both felt it was better to deal with them together than to deal with them alone. The lyrics of the song really read like a love letter from a husband to his wife, a reflection of how their love has grown to what it is today. The Early November, from New Jersey, formed as a band back in 1999. Early in their career, they caught the ear of punk label, Drive-Thru Records, who signed them to their label. In 2002, the band released two EP's, "For All Of This" and "The Acoustic EP". With a buzz circulating around the band, both from touring and the release of their EP's, The Early November would release their first full length album in 2003 entitled, "The Room's Too Cold". For their next project, an ambitious concept, three disc album called "The Mechanic, The Mother, And The Path", vocalist Ace Enders nearly suffered a nervous breakdown from the pressures being put on him by the record label, the fight to keep the project as true to his vision, without compromise and several delays of the release date. The album basically is a story of a young man, his past and how he got to where he is today. The third disc basically wraps the story up, featuring the man speaking to his psychiatrist with some musical interludes. Despite the friction and tension that surrounded "The Mechanic, The Mother, And The Path", it turned out to be the band's highest charting album, reaching #31 on the Billboard 200 charts. Despite this success, The Early November decided to go on an indefinite hiatus in 2007. For the next four years the band members embarked on various solo projects. Luckily for fans of the band, in 2011 The Early November would get back together and perform a handful of shows. This ultimately would lead to getting back in the studio and working on a new album. Currently, The Early November signed to a new record label, Rise Records, and released a brand new album in July of 2012 entitled "In Currents". The band will be touring in support of their new album throughout the rest of 2012 most likely.

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