In 2003, The Early November released its debut studio album The Room’s Too Cold, and the song “Ever So Sweet” guided many teenagers through the breakup of their first relationship. Emo music was on the rise, and The Early November were at the top of the game. The band split up for a while, reuniting a half-decade later. Currently, they’re taking a break from their day jobs and going on a small acoustic tour. They’re purposely playing in smaller venues, they say, to create that same intimacy that a teenager would feel listening to records at home.