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Early November returns with new tour, music

It seems everything today is a throwback to the early aughts: another Bush presidential candidate, a successful Britney Spears and now, the Early November takes on another tour.

The Early November is resurrecting the emo punk sound of the early 2000s. The band debuted during that genre’s zenith around 2003 and was signed to Drive Thru Records, the California label that once populated the lineups for Warped Tour with pop-punk acts.

After touring with punk headliners including Hawthorne Heights and the Rocket Summer, the band announced an indefinite hiatus in 2007. The group returned in 2012 with the reunion album “In Currents.” Its newest release, “Imbue,” continues the band’s tendency toward pop. Although tracks such as “Magnolia” seduce audiences with catchy hooks, the band hasn’t forgotten its emo roots. The lyrics on “Negatives” cry “You made a blanket of your scars and just want to feel warm.”

Since its hiatus, the Early November has taken time to grow and “Imbue” shows signs of that maturity. One of its most subdued tracks, “Harmony,” soars with melancholy guitar. The band performs at 7 p.m. Saturday in Waiting Room (334 Delaware Ave.). Tickets are $17-$20.

– Leigh Giangreco