Rock virtuosos waited for a call from Capitol Records. Generation X-born indie collectives hoped for a home on the Sub Pop label. And for musicians who identified with the jilted chords and choruses of emo dynamos Dashboard Confessional, the dream was to land at Drive Thru.
New Jersey’s The Early November realized this goal in the early aughts, finding a home for its early and emotionally searing material off its “For All of This” EP (2002) and debut full-length, “The Room’s Too Cold” (2003).
But like much of their fellow genre brethren, the quintet of Ace Enders, Bill Lugg, Joe Marro, Sergio Anello and Jeff Kummer have spent the last decade amid the fluctuations of touring, necessary hiatus, appreciated reunion and a label change.
Now on Rise Records—home to contemporaries like At the Drive In and fellow Garden State natives, The Bouncing Souls—the band reformed in time to celebrate the 10th anniversary of “Too Cold,” and are now reignited to entertain an entirely new generation of the frustrated and forlorn.
The Early November
7 p.m. Sept. 23 in Town Ballroom (681 Main St.).
Opening support from The Movielife and Heart Attack Man. This is an all-ages show, with doors at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $21-$25 (Ticketfly, Town Ballroom Box Office).