Earlimart, Aaron and Ariana, Are Planning A Summer Adventure And You Are Invited!

Starting on July 17th in San Diego, Earlimart will pack their van with coolers and sandwiches for a old fashioned summer road trip. There are some amazing headlining dates along the way! The band will be hitting all big cities coast- to- coast while stopping at Corn Palace, Wally World, riding the BEAST (the world longest rollercoaster) and stopping for a Chicago Dog (YUM). Earlimart will land in Brooklyn on July 31st for a show at the Masonic Temple with Apples in Stereo. Aaron and Ariana will hop back in the car for a southern trek passing through the Flora Bama in Pensacola and ending with ribs in Austin and a show at the Mohawk on August 5th.

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Earlimart will release Hymn and Her on their Shout! Factory imprint Majordomo Records

Press Love for Hymn and Her:
LA Times:
The local duo finally got their factory for winsome, sun-bleached indie-pop up to full speed, cranking out a new record “Hymn & Her” less than a year after their last one, “Mentor Tormentor.”

Deli Magazine- LA:
“Aaron Espinoza and Ariana Murray’s revolving vocals evoke telepathic conversations between two distanced lovers, backed by an ethereal mix of piano and guitar-driven rock. Their songs have a signature blend of tension and release, with honest stripped down verses followed by lofty daydream choruses, just waiting to tell your summer love story.”

The increasingly prolific Aaron Espinoza and Ariana Murray, a.k.a. Hymn and Her, a.k.a. Earlimart, have returned just one year after the lush folk and pop of Mentor Tormentor to deliver the even more accomplished, assuredly staggering Hymn and Her.

Check out Aaron in LA Weekly “People Issue”

Tour Dates:
07-17 San Diego, CA – Casbah
07-18 Los Angeles, CA – Spaceland
07-19 San Francisco, CA РCaf̩ du Nord
07-20 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
07-22 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
07-25 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
07-26 Chicago, IL – The Hideout
07-30 Cambridge, MA – Middle East (Upstairs)
07-31 Brooklyn, NY – Masonic Temple
08-01 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
08-02 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
08-05 Austin, TX – The Mohawk

After returning from their never ending tour for last years Mentor Tormentor, Aaron and Ariana headed back to their Ship studio to record Hymn and Her.

In fact after 10 years of being in the band, Aaron and Ariana have made a vow to release at least one record every fiscal year for the next 10 years. Or, unless Aaron and Ari decide that they don’t want to.

“We recorded the new album (Hymn and Her) really quickly. We didn’t wanna wait another 3 years to make
another record. We just wanna keep makin’ stuff,” says Espinoza.

Hymn and Her was written and produced by Aaron Espinoza and Ariana Murray at the band’s Ship Studio in Eagle Rock, CA. The making of the record was quick compared to the two years of work that went into Mentor Tormentor, and it proves to be more organic and diverse than anything the band has done before. The band has over the years metamorphosed into a two piece ­ an introspective songwriting team whose recordings have lush production quality.

Despite the “down and dirty” approach, the album still has a very layered and rich sound, which is due in large part to Lynch¹s contribution. He”s credited in the liner notes as “engineering w/ additional production, music, and magic-making,” and nothing seems more apt to describe the sonic manipulations that give the album its unique and varied

This new offering will be Earlimart¹s second on Majordomo, an imprint formed as a partnership
between Earlimart and Shout! Factory, offering the band greater creative freedom. Majordomo will also sign and produce other like-minded artists.

Press love for Earlimart:

“The thinking-man’s Wilco…” -­ New York Times

“Sweeping keyboards conjure a movie soundtrack feel” – ­ Los Angeles Times

“With its broad, sweeping string arrangements, Mentor Tormentor is much more grandiose then anything
Earlimart has done before.” ­ – Filter

“Mentor¹s sumptuous melodies soar. The dusky tunes are accented with twinkling keys, booming cymbals and
surging string arrangements.” – ­ CMJ

“Local heroes Earlimart play formidable pop in the same sense that Radiohead elevates the genre — intricately conceived lyrics and arrangements that twist from eighth-note classic jangle to sheer traffic jam noise.” ­ – Los Angeles Times

“You probably won’t find a prettier indie rock record this year than Earlimart¹s Mentor Tormentor.” – American Songwriter

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