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EARLY DAY MINERS Check In From Abroad

Four days, four cities, and four songs. That’s what we got from EARLY DAY MINERS this morning when they sent in video footage from their European tour, which just wrapped up in London earlier this week. Here we bring you concert footage shot by EDM travel companion Jim Manion over the course of four days in Italy and Spain.

“Offshore” at Tanned Tin Festival, Clamores, Madrid, Spain, November 13, 2009.

“How To Fall” at the Apolo Theater, Barcelona, Spain November 14, 2009.

“Spaces” at Officina delle Arti, Reggio Emilia, Italy, November 15, 2009.

“Becloud” at Porcupine Pub, Ariano nel Polesine, Italy, November 16, 2009.

EARLY DAY MINERS’ The Treatment Out Today

EARLY DAY MINERS’ fifth full-length release, The Treatment, is out today. Hailed as the band’s most accessible and upbeat rock album, The Treatment is available in CD and LP format HERE.

EARLY DAY MINERS Explore the Powers of Reinvention On New Album, The Treatment

Reinvention is usually something that Midwesterners only do by leaving the Midwest: moving to New York City, joining the Peace Corps, or otherwise escaping their current locale. Small town life tends to define you outside of yourself, leaving reinvention to only be possible when a state of anonymity can be reached. Sometimes whether easy or not, reinvention must occur for life to endure. The Early Day Miners new album, The Treatment, speaks to the powers of reinvention in more than one way.

After years of building gorgeous and sprawling guitar rock epics, EDM has trimmed their sound into shorter, tighter songs with a decidedly pop edge to them. They have also slimmed their lineup down from as many as eight members, to the lean four-piece outfit of Dan Burton (guitar, vocals, keys), John Dawson (guitar), Marty Sprowles (drums) and Johnny “Yuma” Richardson (bass). Even in the album’s lyrics, the yearning allure of reinvention is ever present. We now offer the first dose of The Treatment “So Slowly”, a song that speaks of the need to move forward, while not wanting to give up on the past. It is a difficult position that we can all relate too, but also a position that often leads to some of the most fruitful moments of discovery. Read more about The Treatment HERE.

Early Day Miners The Treatment will be available on Secretly Canadian September 22 in the US, and September 21 in the UK. And check out Early Day Miners on tour in SeptemberEarly Day Miners Explore the Powers of Reinvention On New Album, The Treatment. See those live dates HERE.

EARLY DAY MINERS live on WFPK

EARLY DAY MINERS are the latest band to be featured on Radio Louisville WFPK’s Live Lunch. Their live performance can be heard here. Enjoy!

EARLY DAY MINERS Daytrotter session is now up

Early Day Miners paid a visit to the Daytrotter studios in the fall of 2007, and laid down 4 new songs. The songs and accompanying interview are now posted on Daytrotter.com. Frontman Dan Burton has this to say about the experience:

“Our Daytrotter Session happened at an opportune time for the band. EDM was in the midst of recording a new album (which we’re currently putting the finishing touches on) and after some discussion, we chose to perform all unreleased, new songs. I think it was a good choice, a snapshot of a band smack dab in the middle of writing, arranging and making constant changes to the music. Some of the songs recorded here have already evolved and changed and gone on to become something else entirely. Upon listening back, I think it’s really exciting to hear where we were just a few months ago. The recordings exude a band which is giddy and excited about new pedals, keyboards and fresh sounds.”

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AUDIO

Blue Chicago Moon by Songs: Ohia
Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
All White Everything by JJ
Wedding Day by Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon
Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod

VIDEOS

Runaway by Electric Youth

Dynasti by JJ

Sunspot by Suuns

COMING SOON

Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Edition)
2XCD / 2XLP

SHOWS TODAY

The War On Drugs
Zurich, CH - Kaufleuten  w/ Steve Gunn

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