The Early November Premieres New Song 'Narrow Mouth,' Announces New Album 'Imbue'

The new album drops May 12 via Rise Records.

The Early November's second phase has entered its own second phase. Today, the New Jersey-bred band announces its new album Imbue; due May 12, it's their second new album (and fourth overall) since reforming in 2011 after a four-year hiatus.

And we've got a first listen of their new song "Narrow Mouth," the opening track and first song shared off the record. The band ranges from soft to loud and calm to unhinged across this sturdy rock song, which soars through an urgent chorus and uses driving guitar breakdowns to recollect and build up again. It almost sounds like an album's ebb and flow across five minutes, which another way of saying, "job well done." Check it out below:



The Early November went on hiatus after releasing a pair of full lengths for Drive-Thru Records -- 2003's The Room's Too Cold and 2006's The Mother, the Mechanic, and the Path. Neither was a mainstream hit, but both earned the band a loyal fan base that encouraged them to reform in 2011. Their influence has guided plenty of younger bands with like-minded indie rock and emo influences; in fact, The Early November is touring with a few of them later this year.



Frontman Ace Enders and company have a bunch of European and North American dates lined up with You Blew It!, A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, Lydia, and Restorations.

Check them out below:

April 21: Leeds, England (Key Club) *
April 22: Glasgow, Scotland (King Tuts) *
April 23: Manchester, England (Deaf Institute) *
April 24: Wolverhampton, England Slade Rooms) *
April 25: Bristol, England (Hit the Deck Festival) *
April 26: Nottingham, England (Hit the Deck Festival) *
April 28: Norwich, England (Epic Studios) *
April 29: Kingston, England (Fighting Cocks) *
April 30: London, England (The Garage) *
May 1: Southampton, England (Joiners) *
May 2: Meerhout, Belgium (Groezrock) #
May 3: Paris, France (Klub)
May 4: Hamburg, Germany (Hafenklang) *
May 5: Berlin, Germany (Comet) *
May 6: Cologne, Germany (Underground) *
May 12: Dallas, TX (Trees) ^
May 13: Austin, TX (Mohawk) ^
May 15: Phoenix, AZ (Crescent Ballroom) ^
May 16: Los Angeles, CA (Troubadour) ^
May 17: San Francisco, CA (Great American Music Hall) ^
May 19: Salt Lake City, UT (Club Sound) ^
May 20: Denver, CO (Marquis Theatre) ^
May 22: Chicago, IL (Bottom Lounge) ^
May 23: Howell, MI (Bled Fest)
May 24: Toronto, Ontario (Mod Club Theatre) ^
May 26: Cleveland Heights, OH (Grog Shop) ^
May 27: Pittsburgh, PA (Mr. Smalls Theatre) ^
May 29: Syracuse, NY (Lost Horizon) ^
May 30: Buffalo, NY (The Waiting Room) ^
May 31: Cambridge, MA (The Sinclair) ^
June 2: New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom) ^
June 3: Washington, DC (Rock & Roll Hotel) ^
June 4: Philadelphia, PA (Union Transfer) ^

* w/ You Blew It!, A Great Big Pile Of Leaves
# w/ You Blew It!
^ w/ Lydia, Restorations

Imbue follows up 2012's In Currents. You can pre-order the album, along with concert tickets at The Early November's official site.

Here is the track listing for Imbue:

1. Narrow Mouth
2. Better This Way
3. Magnolia
4. The Negatives
5. Boxing Timelines
6. Circulation
7. Harmony
8. Cyanide
9. I Don't Care
10. Nothing Lasts Forever