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The Early November / Limbeck / Spitalfield

The Early November / Limbeck / Spitalfield: live in Bostonlive in Boston (2004)
Universal Music Group

Reviewer Rating: 3
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Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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It's funny what happens when you put promotion over people's actual placement on your list of priorities. It's also not very professional for public relations. But I digress by simply stating that guest list problems caused me to miss the entire set of The Progress. My friend and I finally .


It's funny what happens when you put promotion over people's actual placement on your list of priorities. It's also not very professional for public relations.

But I digress by simply stating that guest list problems caused me to miss the entire set of The Progress.

My friend and I finally got in after Park had played their first song. They seemed really together and into their short set; sounded good. Some of the songs the played in on particular order were "Your Latest Victim," and "Gasoline Kisses For Everyone," "Codex Avellum."

After Park was done, we had to conduct the hotly anticipted Early November interview, thus missing the first half of Spitalfield's set. It'll be up soon, don't worry; I know full well just about every punknews user is waiting impatiently for it.

Anyway, those crazy hardcore kids in Spitalfield came up next to play...their sincere, sweet doses of pop-punk. They had good stage presence and was really into it, giving it their all since it was the Chicago guys' last night on the tour. The tempo seems like it's speeded up, but in a really energized way, especially with the backup singer spinning in circles a quarter of the time. With a definite response up front, I had overheard "Kill the Drama" before I came back to near the stage, but when I did, I also watched them play "Five Days and Counting," "Stolen From Some Great Writer," and one of the slow songs from the Cloak and Dagger EP. They closed with a nice set with "I Loved the Way She Said L.A."

Alt-pop/country outfit Limbeck played some down-to-earth, sincere power-pop tunes next and, while the mood was more relaxed than any other point of the show, it was oddly refreshing. The singer has a genuine smile on his face, and the right stage guitarist is like Jack Black, with his feverish yells and yelps and shouts. The music isn't too twangy to feel like you're at a hoedown, but it's not too overly poppy. Some tunes off Hi, Everything's Great I remember were "In Ohio On Some Steps" (where they brought out the girl who recorded those vocals to sing along), a neccessarily extended version of "Albatross and Ivy," and "Honk and Wave," which had a great breakdown that didn't let you know when it would actually end.

The Early November were okay. They played ten songs. Some dude that looked like the lead singer of Strike Anywhere rapped on the last one. They were energetic. The end.

Set List

  • Every Night
  • Results
  • Ashala
  • ------------
  • Baby Blue
  • Course
  • Sesame
  • ------------
  • Ever So
  • 200
  • ------------
  • Fluxy
  • Mountain
  • ------------
  • SAD [not actually played]

 


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Anonymous (April 7, 2004)

this show was pretty excellent. i enjoyed Limbeck and Spitalfield the most. the early november aren't really my thing... i guess they were kind of fun to watch.

the Texas Is The Reason song Spitalfield covered was off of the 3-song s/t ep. I can't think of the name of it either right now. It's an awesome song though.

mikeinflames (April 6, 2004)

who cares if they have talent or not
thier music still sucks ass
talent does not always dictate quality
and the early november are a perfect example of that

Anonymous (April 5, 2004)

More talent than 98 Mute?

Debatable.

-sickboi

Anonymous (April 5, 2004)

the early november have more talent than 98 percent of bands covered here.

Anonymous (April 5, 2004)

Thomas would never rap with those ass-crackers.

-sickboi

mikeinflames (April 5, 2004)

early november have to be one of the worst bands on the planet
how they got a record deal still boggles my mind

backupdork (April 5, 2004)

here in Pittsburgh we got Hey Mercedes, and for that, i was very grateful. i'd like to see park again, but no such luck.
Limbeck totally impressed me. i had never heard of them before, but i'm definitely a fan now.
anyway...i left before The Early November, because i don't like The Starting Line.

Anonymous (April 5, 2004)

lamest band ever

Anonymous (April 4, 2004)

OMG! You totally dissed TEN in that review! I'm mad...just kidding! LOL!

Icapped2pac (April 4, 2004)

"are you that wasn't spityfield covering the promise ring? they've done that a bunch."

Yeah, I'm sure. Apparently they asked tthe crowd whether they wanted a PR or TITR cover, and TITR was chosen apparently.

inagreendase (April 4, 2004)

The fact that the Early November have shirts for sale that say "OMG" on the front and "LOL!!" on the back says it all.

I applaud them for that, if anything. They know what their core fanbase is, and they make fun of them. Those fans then buy those shirts completing the circle of irony and giving everyone a good laugh.

Anonymous (April 4, 2004)

The fact that the Early November have shirts for sale that say "OMG" on the front and "LOL!!" on the back says it all.

- Kirby

Anonymous (April 3, 2004)

"also, what the fuck does 'Quarantined' by At The Drive-in have to do with this review? I'm confused now..."

it was a trivia question, but since you didn't catch on to that, i award you no points, and may god have mercy on your soul.

Anonymous (April 3, 2004)

"i didnt get park but i did get hey mercedes so i guess i cant complain."

Yes...HM just barely edges Park out for awesome...besides, living an hour away from Park's hometown...I get to see them all the time.

Anonymous (April 3, 2004)

i didnt get park but i did get hey mercedes so i guess i cant complain.

Anonymous (April 3, 2004)

" hotly anticipted Early November interview"

I wonder why it's so hotly anticipated...maybe because there weren't any questions that said something good about them?

Also, what the fuck does 'Quarantined' by At The Drive-in have to do with this review? I'm confused now...

Anonymous (April 3, 2004)

"feeding frenzy, it's contagious...

have trigger, will travel!
have trigger, will travel!"

that's worth 10 el paso points....take a guess you pinches maricones.

Anonymous (April 3, 2004)

the spinning guitarist must be the coolest shit in suburban chicago.

Anonymous (April 2, 2004)

A few things
St Louis also had Hey Mercedes, you got shafted in Boston
"especially with the backup singer spinning in circles a quarter of the time"-Haha, I noticed that too. Just like the guys in Fall Out Boy do, I think they copy off of each other, because they both sound the same to me.
I found it odd that Limbeck played before TEN for you. In St. Louis, it was Limbeck, THEN Spitalfield, followed by Hey Merced, and TEN.
Limbeck owns

Anonymous (April 2, 2004)

*are you sure...

Anonymous (April 2, 2004)

are you that wasn't spityfield covering the promise ring? they've done that a bunch.

Anonymous (April 2, 2004)

park owns

Anonymous (April 2, 2004)

shit, limbeck had rachael cantu sing?

mad jealous.

amazing.

Icapped2pac (April 2, 2004)

You failed to mention that Spitalfield covered a Texas is the Reason song. I'm not 100% sure which song it was since my friend who went is a dumbfuck and can't ever remember song titles, but I think it was "Something to Forget". If they had any brains though, it should have been "Back and to the Left", that song fucking rules.

This score is for Park live, based on previous experience.

thriceequalsgod (April 2, 2004)

hahahahhahah i love the 'TEN' paragraph. its gold. theyre gonna be pissed. its okay, drive thru already hates us.

kirbypuckett (April 2, 2004)

MUHAWW! I got Hey Mercedes and you didn't!

Fool.

- Kirby

sleepwalk (April 2, 2004)

Sounds like a pretty decent show, Limbeck is great. Park is great. Spitalfield isn't too shabby, fun singalong tunes.

Anonymous (April 2, 2004)

Did you select some of the naughty questions for your interview?

Anonymous (April 2, 2004)

Best review....ever

Anonymous (April 2, 2004)

This score is for Limbeck. That is all.

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