Just this weekend, The Earlies landed in the US to kick-off their first full North American tour. As the British and American principals unite, they just couldn’t resist bringing some friends along. They have assembled an 8-piece space-orchestra, complete with strings, horns, and enough keyboards that we presume some sort of octopus-man mutant has been employed to play them all. Already a sound engineer’s nightmare, we have to note that this line-up is trimmed from the 11-piece ensemble which has been known to play across the pond. Needless to say, The Earlies live performance is an experience that should not be missed.
Over the past year and a half, The Earlies have treated their UK fan to a series of Secret Broadcasts. A unique fusion of loops, electronic psychedelia, and just enough country to break your heart, the mixes are lovingly prepared by The Earlies’ John Mark in his studio. As a special treat for the growing legions of fans here in the Western Hemisphere, The Earlies Secret Broadcast #1 is now transmitting on the Secretly Canadian website. ESB#1 was originally broadcast on the BBC, then given away via The Rough Trade Shops in London. As all editions of the Broadcasts are of a limited nature, this transmission will end shortly after the tour is completed. As a Secretly Canadian exclusive – a brand new mix, Secret Broadcast #11 will be given away in very limited quantities via select indie retailers, including Insound, and via Secretly Canadian’s own mail-order.
To further the assault of the senses, a phenomenal video for the song “Morning Wonder” is about to be unleashed on the American media. A psychedelic animated trip inspired by the album’s wonderful artwork, the video will be serviced nationally by Telemotion Video. The video will also be available for viewing very soon on the Secretly Canadian homepage.