Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties, the solo project of The Wonder Years frontman Dan Campbell, recently announced the details of their upcoming EP! The 3-track EP, Bittersweet, was produced by Ace Enders (The Early November, I Can Make A Mess) and will be released on May 20th as a 7″ via Hopeless Records. Fans can pre-order a physical copy of the EP here or digitally via iTunes here!
The first single off the EP, “67, Cherry Red” can be streamed below!
The Early November and I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody’s Business announced earlier this week an intimate acoustic tour starting July 15th! The tour will feature songs from The Early November, I Can Make A Mess and Ace Enders’ solo catalogs.
Tour Dates: 7.15 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java 7.16 – New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall 7.18 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall 7.19 – Hamden, CT @ The Space 7.20 – Syracuse, NY @ The Lost Horizon 7.22 – Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck 7.23 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahalls 20 Lanes 7.25 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar 7.26 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean 7.27 – St. Louis @ The Ready Room 7.29 – Nashville, TN @ High Watt 7.30 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl 8.1 – Orlando, FL @ The Social 8.2 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits 8.4 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 8.6 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live – Upstairs
For his third release, Stop Dead (side project of This Century’s Ryan Gose) steps out from behind the drum kit and grabs the microphone once again. Diverging from the pop/punk of This Century and tackling a more indie-rock sound, Gose’s work with Stop Dead illustrates his diverse skill set.
The short EP – which is four songs, totaling just over thirteen minutes, is enjoyable throughout its entire stay, as short as it is. Taking the Ace Enders via I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody’s Business’ Gold Rush route and recording vocals and instrumentals on his own, Gose delivers a performance that impresses on its own, but really makes an impression due to the individual effort.
“Light My Fire” and opener “We Own the Night” are textbook new-age/indie, with crisp guitars, shaking tambourines and cymbals, and a bit of extra rasp added to the vocals to make sure it sticks.
On the infectious “Supernova,” Gose channels Gin Wigmore-esque hooks to produce a real standout, while the title track not only closes the EP, but acts as its shining moment.
Gose gets creative on Dirt & Dust, taking a step away from his pop roots and finding himself and his music in grittier territories. Luckily, he handles the transition cleanly and serves up a handful of songs that show that he’s proficient in much more than just the rhythm section.
Rating: 3.5/5 Runtime: 13:21 Release Date: March 10th, 2014
Tracklist: 1. “We Own The Night” 2. “Supernova” 3. “Light My Fire” 4. “Dirt & Dust”
– Written by Eric Riley
Sergio Anello; The Early November | Warped 2013; Mansfield, MA
The goal for this kickstarter is to raise $10,000 in pledges. You have the option of donating as little as $1, but for each pledge over $10, you have the option of choosing a reward. The project of pledging money for Ace’s new album, The Mess We Make, will end on February 21st at 10:40pm.
So proud to be a part of something as awesome as this. I’ll be pledging money sometime next week. 🙂