Six months in the making, ever-evolving artist ACE ENDERS has officially set a release date for the next chapter of his project I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody’s Business - six years since the release of their last record. The World We Know, the follow-up to 2004’s lauded self-titled album, marks the end of an era for Enders as an independent artist, completely fresh off of West Coast independent Drive-thru Records.
"I will be releasing this record on my own, without a label for the first time in my career," he explains in his letter to his fans. "The choice to self-release has been inspired by the people I've met around the country over all these years. The people who have been coming to every show like Heidi in Salt Lake, Erin from Indiana, Detroit Dan, Timmy from Texas, Lilly from Philly, the mustache crew from MA, Lisa from Virginia, Maren and her mom, Slater, the Williams family and the list goes on."
The World We Know is the first of a musical trilogy of sorts that are planned for release in 2010 and will be available everywhere digitally on March 23, 2010 on iTunes with a presale on Amazon. Signed copies will also be available on his tour with Copeland starting on March 3rd in Carrboro, NC (tour dates below). The second record will be released immediately preceding the 2010 Vans Warped tour and the third will be released in late fall.
Another touch that makes this record completely different, it’s one 40 minute song. The record consists of a standard amount of songs, but the music never really stops, with songs blending into each other. It’s a vision that Ace has had for awhile and is finally able to do with a record outside of the standard de rigueur of the record label system.
“I certainly have no problem with people buying songs instead of albums," explains Ace, "but with this project, much like the last Mess record, I want it to be about the experience.”
On the new record, Enders has something a bit different than his recent records — back to the basics. Fans Ace's earlier band The Early November and especially of songs like "Ever So Sweet,” “Sunday Drive,” and any of the I Can Make A Mess songs from 2004, will likely embrace this record.
“This is a record meant to listen to when you’re alone with your headphones on,” comments Ace when speaking about the new music.
Enders would admit that the first record was about growing up, and not a lot has changed, The World We Know is a social commentary on continuing to grow up, how things change, and the changes in life with the birth of his new child in late 2009.
"I finally feel like I am being honest with myself in my music," he concludes. "I have never been more proud or happy with anything I've ever created. I've never believed in my music this much. So, I'm not trying to change the world. I'm just trying to believe, and I do for the first time in a long time."
I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody’s Business will be on tour all year. The World We Know, the first of three releases for 2010, will be released on March 23, 2010.
tour dates with Copeland
March 3 - Cat’s Cradle (Carrboro, NC)
March 4 - Recher Theater (Towson, MD)
March 5 - TLA (Philadelphia, PA)
March 6 - Middle East Downstairs (Cambridhge, MA)
March 7 - Bowery Ballroom (NYC)
March 8 - Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NY)
March 10 - Opera House (Toronto, ONT)
March 11 - Mr. Small’s Theatre (Pittsburgh, PA)
March 12 - Musica (Akron, OH)
March 13 - Crofoot Ballroom (Pontiac, MI)
March 14 - Metro (Chicago, IL)
March 15 - Varsity Theater (Minneapolis, MN)
March 17 - Slowdown (Omaha, NE)
March 18 - Granada (Lawrence, KS)
March 19 - Gothic Theater (Englewood, CO)
March 20 - Murray Theater (Murray, UT)
March 22 - El Corazon (Seattle, WA)
March 23 - Hawthorne Theater (Portland, OR)
March 25 - Glasshouse (Pomona, CA)
March 26 - El Rey Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)
March 27 - Slim’s (San Francisco, CA)
March 29 - Porter’s Pub (La Jolla, CA)
March 30 - The Clubhouse (Tempe, AZ)
April 1 - Emo’s (Outdoor) (Austin, TX)
April 2 - The Door (Dallas, TX)
April 3 - The Marquee (Tulsa, OK)
April 5 - Rocketown (Nashville, TN)
April 6 - The Square Room (Knoxville, TN)
April 7 - The Masquerade (Atlanta, GA)
April 8 - The State Theatre (St. Petersburg, FL)
April 9 - Culture Room (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
April 10 - The Social (Orlando, FL)
April 11 - The Social (Orlando, FL)
April 14 - Point Park Univ. Ballroom (Pittsburgh, PA)
April 21 - James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA)
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