Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Get 'em!

Buy these records next Tuesday, September 18:

Motion City Soundtrack - Even If It Kills Me
Metro Station - Metro Station

They are both tons of fun and get my seal of approval.
That is all.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Rentals, The 'Bald, and Image.

I just remembered that I was ignoring this. Probably to the point where no one will read it anymore.

Last Tuesday I attended the best concert thus far of 2007.
The Rentals played a killer show at House of Blues in Orlando. It was a show I never thought I'd see! They broke up when I was pretty young but I still played their songs religiously and pushed them on anyone who had the misfortune of riding in my car. Heck, Early Next Year even covers The Rentals' song "Waiting at shows from time to time. It was all in all a big deal. I got to stand through their fantastic 90 minute set and heard every tune that I wanted to. To top it all off, I got to go backstage before their set and meet and greet with the band. I've been a huge Matt Sharp fan since the early days of Weezer, so meeting him was a real treat. Rather than tell him how much I enjoy his music and how much it has influenced my own, we instead geeked out over Moog synthesizers. The rest of the band was just as cool and down to earth but eventually they were pulled away by stagehands to go and play their set.
It's now the concert to beat in my book.

Also, I'm so happy that the band got to see Piebald on their second to last pass through Florida. We actually got to see them several times in one year. They are also a big influence on the band and someone we can all listen to. Recently they broke the news that they'd be breaking up after their current tour. That's very sad, but they are leaving us with some great records and great memories.

Lastly, in our ongoing attempts at bettering ourselves as both people and a band, we have been spending a lot of time discussing our live stage show and band image. They are both two very important points that cannot be ignored if you want to make your passion a career. They are also two points that we are taking very seriously. We've been at this band thing for over 4 years now and whenever we look back at old pictures or video clips we see the progression that we have made since then. At our last show, we had lots of people telling us that we were the best we've ever been and they've seen nothing yet! We've all been shopping around for some new threads and we plan to unveil a brand new look and attitude to go with our new and improved stage show.

It's a very exciting time to be in Early Next Year.

Don't forget that we'll be playing live on Winter Park, Florida's WPRK 91.5 FM on Wednesday, September 26th at 10pm. You can tune in online by heading to and clicking the "Listen Online!" link.


Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Dear 2007:

Thank you for being an awesome year in music thus far.

Buy this -
Eisley - Combinations

You'll thank me eventually.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

More Rec's

Here are some more records I suggest buying if you have disposable income. Both are from bands I really used to like, lost interest in, but have since returned to their fun, catchy, listenable selves.

Sum 41 - Underclass Hero
The Starting Line - Direction

Is anyone else counting down the days to The Rentals show at House of Blues?
No? Just me?
Does anyone else get a backstage pass to meet The Rentals at House of Blues?
No? Just me?

We have shows coming up. As usual. Shows. Shows. Shows.
V-Squat Fest is up next. We have a killer setlist planned. The kids better love us.
After that, the shows drift off into obscurity.

Attention fans in any Florida towns we've never been to: Tell your local venue to reply to my email and return my phone calls and then we'll be there.

Attention fans in any non-Florida towns we've never been to: We're trying. Seriously.
Want to pay the cash to get the brakes on our van fixed? Please?

I desperately want to play a new stage.

One day.

Buy our record. Please?

Thursday, July 26, 2007

I just wanna write!

REALLY Written by Doug

Hello everybody, I've missed writing in this thing. CD sales are going slow but steady, lets hope they pick up as we begin to play more shows in the coming weeks and months. If you come to a show and you like what you hear, please buy the record. We need your help to function as a band and fight through the rough times when it feels like we might never be more than just a fun little band that a very select few like to listen to. We have aspirations to be much more but we can't do it without your support.

Enough of the pep talk.

We're incredibly excited to be heading back to Ocala tomorrow night. It's always fun to head up and see our friends and fans (hereafter referred to as "frans"). We hope to see a ton of you out there rocking out with us and if you know the words to the new songs, sing at the top of your lungs so we know you like it. We couldn't be more proud of the new record, we hope that you guys can feel the passion we have for these songs when we play them live or when you hear the CD.

Touring at the end of the year? Maybe. We're trying to make it work financially and if we can I'll be the first one to pack my bags and hop in the van. Seeing the country with my 3 best friends sounds like a fantastic way to spend a few weeks. So hopefully we'll be able to get out there and meet more frans all across the country. More to come when inspiration strikes.


Monday, July 16, 2007

I need a stinkin' title.

I stopped writing in this thing.
After the record came out, I actually started living normally again.
Our CD release shows were fantastic and we hope everyone buys a copy of the album.
We had a big promotion last week where we once again graced the main page of and received a gazillion listens. We threw our new tunes out there to see what people think, and people are seeming to like it. We spent almost the entire week on the Top 10 bands list and were one of two unsigned artists. I hope people took notice.
Today was our first day not on the front page of purevolume and we've already gotten 650 listens today. That beats our usual 150 a day.

Here are records I recommend because they are a lot of fun.

Yellowcard - Paper Walls (Out tomorrow!)
Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start - Worst Band Name Ever (Available now!)
Matthew Good - Hospital Music (Out 7/31/07)

We have a brand new merch store located at

Thank you. That is all.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

It's here!

Well, the new disc, "Catch These Words", arrived last Thursday, just in time for the first CD release show we had that Saturday in Ocala, Florida.

All of the new material seemed to go over very well and we are happy with the way we played and how the new songs were received. We will play our second CD release show this Saturday in Orlando at Back Booth. Also on the bill will be our heroes, Inkwell. The day before (Friday, June 29) we will do a quick radio interview on WPRK 91.5 around 3pm. It can also be hear online, so head on over to for details on how to listen online.

This whole process has been very long and rough, so I lost my will to blog for a while. Hopefully it will return to me as the CD release shows come and go and the record "does it's thing."

Remember, the official release date is July 3, but the cd is currently available at our shows and at Park Avenue CDs (both the main location and UCF branch). We will start taking pre-orders online shortly at the ENY Webstore.

All the best!