The Early November Biography

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Ace Enders, Guitars and Vocals
Jeff Kummer, Drums
Sergio Anello, Bass
Joesph Marro, Guitar, Rhodes piano, keyboards, vibraphone

Technically, The Early November's roots began ten years ago in Hammonton, New Jersey, when left handed Ace Enders picked up his step-dad's right-handed guitar and taught himself how to play. As he improved, he continued to play right handed, but began to play with the goal of getting a recording contract.

"Originally, it was just me. I had some acoustic songs and I was looking to make a record. I was able to record everything but drums and bass, so I was searching for band members that had the same taste in music and the same goals."

On the hunt for the perfect chemistry, Ace persevered through 15 band member changes in less than a year. Eventually, he came to find drummer Jeff Kummer and together they came up with the name The Early November. "At the start of November, the weather still hasn't decided what it is going to do; it can be hot at the beginning of the month, then suddenly turn cold," Jeff explains, "Early November is the changing of the seasons. It is the calm before the storm, a feeling that can be associated with anything in life, particularly relationships, so we felt it would be an appropriate name for our band."

Together, Jeff and Ace as The Early November recorded a demo showcasing acoustic guitars with minimal drums and bass as back up. In the path of their influences: Jimmy Eat World and The Who, the music recorded was an incredible mix of intense rock songs with slower, sing-a-longs, each passionately capturing a spectrum of everyday feelings that all audiences can relate to. The demo was sent out to the only record label the band was interested in: Drive-Thru Records.

With so many demos coming through the Drive-Thru office, it took an in-person meeting with label co-owner Richard Reines to bring record deal attention to the band. Richard received an instant message from one of the band member's girlfriends, asking him if he had heard the demo. As luck would have it, Richard was visiting the bandís hometown in New Jersey and agreed to meet with them to at least give some advice. The band was incredibly excited about the meeting and brought all their equipment with them, in hopes of playing live for Richard.

Although they did not perform for him that night, they did play the demo. Richard then brought the CD back to his sister and co-owner of Drive-Thru, Stefanie Reines. What Richard and Stefanie heard on the demo was Ace's intensely personal lyrics with music that mirrored and increased the emotional vibe of each song, much in the way that a soundtrack in a movie increases the drama of each scene. "The last time a band stirred up this much emotion in me was six years ago when I discovered Jimmy Eat World," responds Stefanie.

By the time that Drive-Thru offered them a record deal, The Early November was a full band with Ace Enders, Guitars and Vocals; Jeff Kummer, Drums; Sergio Anello, Bass; and Joesph Marro, Guitars, Rhodes piano, keyboards, vibraphone.

Although the band had never been on the road before, playing only as local support for acts that came through the state of New Jersey, Richard and Stefanie were confident in the band to put them on the Drive-Thru Stage of the Warped for selected dates.

As rumors spread about Drive-Thru's new signing, The Early November won over larger audiences at Warped. Their popularity was also shown on three of their songs quickly rose to the top five of the punk charts, with "Every Night's Another Story" hitting #1. Within two months The Early November already had over 180,000 downloads on

The Early November's EP, "For All Of This" is due out appropriately on November 5. Featured on the EP will be "Every Night's Another Story", "All We Ever Needed", "I Wanna Hear You Sad" and "Ashala Rock."

Two versions of the EP will be available. An acoustic version will be...

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TEN!!! | Reviewer: | 5/29/2007

i cant believe they have gone on an "indefinate hiatus". I hope they work everything out and get back together, i dont care if i have to wait a few years, this band is something amazing, and its a realy shame they have split up, for now at least. THIS IS THE BEST BAND IN THE WHOLE WORLD!!!!

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a perfect ten.byahh | Reviewer: hillary | 1/21/2007

wow. I heard the early november one day while i was listening to my warped tour 03 cd...and then i heard "every nights another story" and i have loved them ever since. I cant wait to see them again in SF in march. They are absolutely amazing. every one of there songs are different so if you dont feel like listening to more upbeat music, you can just chill to some of there other songs. i think thats what i like the most about them. they're just so different with there music so pretty much anyone can listen to them and love them. =)

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The Early November is Awesome!!! | Reviewer: Cortney | 4/7/2006

I Love The Early November! I Have their cd "The Acoustic EP" and it is awesome!! I've heard some of their music from other cds too and it is still just as good as the songs on the cd that i have! They are an awesome band!

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A new Discovery! | Reviewer: kyla | 11/25/2005

Untill a few days ago, i never knew the band The Early November existed and now that I have heard and seen them, they are FUCKING AWSOME! I can't wait to buy their cd.

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omg omg ten omg | Reviewer: matt | 2/26/2005

the early november is one of my favorite bands because they are so awesome. ace rules on the mike. if you like their slower stuff then check out i can make a mess like nobody's business. it is ace's solo project and it is finesse.

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Love love love | Reviewer: Michelle | 1/4/2005

I really was not expecting them to be as great as they are!! Get the cd i'm sure you'll love it, i do!!

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AWESOME!! | Reviewer: Brittney | 9/13/2004

i love the early november!their lyrics are so great!

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