Brooklyn-based trio, EARLY MAN, who won critical praise in 2005 with the release of their debut album Closing In, have signed a record deal with The End Records. Singer/guitarist, Mike Conte, comments on the signing:
“We’re excited. The End has a no frills, no bullshit approach. They’re dedicated to putting out good heavy music. I liked the whole set up right from the start. I mean, from the first time we walked into their offices I was impressed. We saw a bunch of people running around busting their asses in a fucking warehouse in Bushwick, Brooklyn. That’s attractive to me. It’s also great because this way when Manhattan gets nuked, which with any luck should be any day now, we’ll still have a label! But seriously, their focus seems to be on getting our music out to the people, plain and simple. Their method is smart and somewhat unique. We’re very much looking forward to working with them.”
EARLY MAN is getting ready to start five-week tour across North America next week. Upon their return the band plans to relocate to Los Angeles and work on mixing a newly recorded EP (no release date yet) and writing their second full-length.
Here are the tour dates: 07/09/08 Wed @ Vixen - Sparks, Nevada 07/11/08 Fri @ Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, Oregon 07/12/08 Sat @ El Corazon - Seattle, Washington 07/13/08 Sun @ The Boulevard - Spokane, Washington 07/15/08 Tue @ The Playground - Park City, Utah 07/16/08 Wed @ Larimer Lounge - Denver, Colorado 07/17/08 Thu @ Jackpot Music Hall - Lawrence, Kansas 07/18/08 Fri @ Triple Rock - Minneapolis, Minnesota 07/19/08 Sat @ Reggie’s Live - Chicago, Illinois 07/20/08 Sun @ The Bluebird - St. Louis, Missouri 07/22/08 Tue @ Magic Stick - Detroit, Michigan 07/23/08 Wed @ Grog Shop - Cleveland, Ohio 07/24/08 Thu @ Diesel - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 07/25/08 Fri @ Bowery Ballroom - New York, New York 07/26/08 Sat @ Mojo 13 - Wilmington, Delaware 07/27/08 Sun @ The Black Cat - Washington, Washington DC 07/29/08 Tue @ Volume 11 - Raleigh, North Carolina 07/30/08 Wed @ Soapbox Laundro-Lounge - Wilmington, North Carolina 07/31/08 Thu @ Milestone Barcade - Charlotte, North Carolina 08/01/08 Fri @ Landshark Cafe - Jacksonville, Florida 08/02/08 Sat @ The Backbooth - Orlando, Florida 08/03/08 Sun @ Common Grounds - Gainesville, Florida 08/04/08 Mon @ The Earl - Atlanta, Georgia 08/05/08 Tue @ One Eyed Jack’s - New Orleans, Louisiana 08/06/08 Wed @ Rudyard’s Beer Bar - Houston, Texas 08/07/08 Thu @ House of Rock - Corpus Christi, Texas 08/08/08 Fri @ Club Dada - Dallas, Texas 08/09/08 Sat @ Red 7 - Austin, Texas 08/11/08 Mon @ Launchpad - Albuquerque, New Mexico 08/13/08 Wed @ The Clubhouse - Tempe, Arizona 08/14/08 Thu @ Karma - Victorville, California 08/15/08 Fri @ Troubadour - West Hollywood, California