The Earlies Transmit Secret Broadcast, Tour

Texas/UK-based indie rock ensemble The Earlies kicked off a North American tour this week that will continue through December 16 with a wrap-up gig at the Mercury Lounge in NYC. The band, which routinely numbers over ten members for gigs in the UK, has enlisted eight members for its US touring outfit, including a "space orchestra" of strings, horns, and zillion keyboards (amongst your normal rock band instruments).

In addition, The Earlies have made their Secret Broadcast #1 available for download on the Secretly Canadian website. For the past year and a half, The Earlies have been treating their UK fans to a series of mixes called "Secret Broadcasts". ESB#1 first aired on the BBC and was then given away via the Rough Trade shops in London. In that same spirit, The Earlies have recorded a brand new, exclusive mix for their American fans. Called Secret Broadcast #11, the mix will be given away in limited quantities via select indie retailers (including Insound), and via Secretly Canadian's mail-order system. Check it out.

The Earlies North American Tour:

11.23.05 - Atlanta, GA (The Earl, w/ Elf Power)
11.25.05 - Austin, TX (Emo's)
11.26.05 - Denton, TX (Hailey's)
11.28.05 - Tucson, AZ (Plush, w/ Phosphorescent + Castanets)
11.29.05 - Phoenix, AZ (Modified)
11.30.05 - San Diego, CA (The Casbah)
12.02.05 - Los Angeles, CA (The Echo)
12.03.05 - San Francisco, CA (Bottom of the Hill)
12.05.05 - Portland, OR (Doug Fir Lounge, w/ The Like + Giant Drag)
12.06.05 - Seattle, WA (Crocodile Cafe, w/ The Like + Giant Drag)
12.09.05 - Minneapolis, MN (400 Bar)
12.10.05 - Chicago, IL (Empty Bottle w/ Dogme 95 + Canasta)
12.11.05 - Lansing, MI (Mac's Bar)
12.12.05 - Toronto, ON (El Mocambo)
12.13.05 - Montreal, QC (La Sala Rossa)
12.14.05 - Cambridge, MA (T.T. The Bear's Place)
12.16.05 - New York, NY (Mercury Lounge)

The Earlies Transmit Secret Broadcast, Tour