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The Early November Biography


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Birth Place: Hammonton, New Jersey, USA
Years Active: 1999–2007 (Hiatus)
Genres: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock


The Early November is an American rock band from Hammonton, New Jersey. The band was formed by lead singer and guitarist Arthur Enders along with guitarist Jim Sacco, bassist Sergio Anello and drummer Jeff Kummer in February 2001. Together, they recorded a five track demo in Enders' basement and sent it, along with a poorly edited videotape to only one label, Drive-Thru Records.

A couple of months passed while both Sacco and Anello had left the band for personal reasons and were replaced by Steve Nakovich (guitar) and Mike Klemash (bass), until the band got in touch with Richard Reines of Drive-Thru, who luckily was visiting their hometown and agreed to meet with the band. A few weeks and yet another line-up change later (Sergio Anello for Mike Klemash, Joe Marro joined for Nakovich), Drive-Thru signed The Early November.

Marro left the band before the recording of their debut EP, “For All of This.” A second guitarist was found in John Dubitsky. The EP came out on Drive-Thru Records in early November 2002. Enders recorded “The Acoustic EP” on his own, featuring acoustic versions of most songs off their debut EP, which was released a mere two months later. Simultaneously, guitarist Marro had re-joined the band in exchange for Dubitsky.

Throughout 2003, the band continued to tour and write songs in preparation for their first full-length LP, “The Room's Too Cold,” which was released in fall of that year. It featured a guest appearance from Kenny Vasoli of The Starting Line, who was also signed to Drive-Thru Records at the time.

During the recording process of their triple album, “The Mother, The Mechanic, The Path,” guitar tech Bill Lugg joined the band as a third guitarist. Their long awaited triple disc album “The Mother, the Mechanic, and the Path” was released in July 2006. The album subsequently debuted at #31 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart, marking the band's highest charting album to date.

In March 2007 The Early November posted an announcement on their website that they were “taking an indefinite hiatus” following their last headlining and two farewell shows in April 2007. They reunited in 2011 for a series of concerts and announced they had signed with Rise Records. A new album, titled “In Currents” was released in July 2012 through Rise. Prior to its released the band issued their new single, “A Stain On The Carpet.”