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Earlimart announce first ever UK tour

Story: Jack Foley

CALIFORNIA-based Earlimart, who release their third LP, Everyone Down Here, on June 9, are to play their first ever tour of the UK later this month.

The band, currently the second most added on US college radio and riding high in the CMJ Top 30, play the following dates as support to friends Grandaddy, in addition to the listed headline shows.

JUNE (with Grandaddy)
Tuesday, 10 - Birmingham Academy 2
Wednesday, 11 - Bristol University
Thursday, 12 - London, Astoria

Headline Shows
Saturday, 14 - London, The Metro Club
Monday, 16 - Cardiff, Barfly
Tuesday, 17 - London, The Barfly – NME night

Earlimart is the brainchild of producer, Aaron Espinoza, and is centred on his Ship Studios complex in Eagle Rock, Ca.

The band is comprised of Aaron Espinoza (vocals, guitar), Ariana Murray (back-up vocals, bass, keys) and Davey Latter (drums, keys).

The Ship is a burgeoning co-operative of musicians, film makers and artists that has also undertaken production work for and with The Breeders, Elliot Smith and The New Folk Implosion, to name but a few.

The original incarnation of Earlimart were known on the West Coast for their heavily distorted post punk sound and riotous shows, where all the equipment generally left the stage before the end of the show.

Taking advantage of, and inspiration from, the collapse of the first incarnation of the band, Espinoza has developed this sound on Everyone Down Here, to encompass a more introspective and orchestral collection of songs.

However, the old fury still surfaces on tracks such as We Drink On The Job and Susan’s Husband Gunshop, in bursts of adrenaline fuelled buzz pop.

Throughout the LP (which will be reviewed in due course), the twisted take on the small town lives of the USA that was Espinoza’s home before his move to the metropolis of LA create a world of lost friends, strange encounters and intellectual isolation whilst still seeing a brighter tomorrow.

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