Early Day Miners Explore the Powers of Reinvention
On New Album, The Treatment
Reinvention is usually something that Midwesterners only do by leaving the Midwest, moving to New York City, joining the Peace Corps or otherwise escaping their current locale. Small town life tends to define you outside of yourself - leaving reinvention to only be possible when a state of anonymity is reached. Sometimes whether easy or not, reinvention must occur for life to endure. The new album from Early Day Miners, The Treatment, speaks to the powers of reinvention in more than one way. After years of building gorgeous and sprawling guitar rock epics, Early Day Miners have trimmed their sound into shorter, tighter songs with a decidedly pop edge to them. They have also slimmed their lineup down from as many as eight members, to the lean four-piece outfit of Dan Burton (guitar, vocals, keys), John Dawson (guitar), Marty Sprowles (drums) and Johnny "Yuma" Richardson (bass). Even in the album's lyrics, the yearning allure of reinvention is ever present.
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The Treatment will be available September 22 in the U.S. and September 21 in the U.K.
09/02/09 Wed Russian Recording Bloomington, IN
09/17/09 Thu Pygmalion Music Festival Champaign-Urbana, IL
09/19/09 Sat Mad Planet Milwaukee, WI
09/20/09 Sun The Treehouse Columbus, OH
09/21/09 Mon Bruar Falls Brooklyn, NY
09/22/09 Tue T.T. the Bear's Place Cambridge, MA
09/24/09 Thu Iota Arlington, VA
09/25/09 Fri Thunderbird Cafe Pittsburgh, PA
09/26/09 Sat Midpoint Music Festival Cincinnati, OH