Meditative instrumental project The Early returns with "Broad Street Runt" from new album 'On Juniper' - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Ambient listeners rejoice, Philly’s The Early, an instrumental noise rock duo, has something new for you. “Broad Street Runt,” the band’s first new song in over six years, is available now, with full album On Juniper coming September 9th. 

Since becoming a band way back in 2004, The Early have gone through multiple lineup changes, and currently is comprised of multi-instrumentalists Alex Lewis and Jake Nussbaum. Their chemistry as friends extends to their conversational style of playing; like in jazz music, Lewis and Nussbaum trade lines on guitar and percussion respectively, then explode into a chaotic blend of syncopated plucks, electric buzzing, and rhythmic cymbals. The resulting composition is meandering and searching, and finds an uneasy resolution.

“Broad Street Runt” is a rainstorm of sound, and serves as a fitting re-introduction to a band who releases music in fits and starts, (both musicians manage other projects; Nussbaum also plays with guitarist Ken Edelson, and Lewis is an independent radio producer who has worked on WXPN’s Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul and Kanaval projects).

If you like what you hear below in “Broad Street Runt,” there’s more to come from The Early in coming months. The full length On Juniper, recorded at Headroom Studios, is out on September 9th via Ruination Records, the same day as the band’s release show at Jerry’s On Front in Northern Liberties. 

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