Outside Lies Magic

release date:

March 22, 2024



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Pressing information

Limited edition first pressing on desert sand colored or ultra clear vinyl. Reverse board printed jacket with full color flood and a printed inner sleeve.


  1. The Arson Garden
  2. Amends
  3. Along The Ramparts
  4. Blank Star Nowhere
  5. Solace
  6. Petrochemical
  7. Outside Lies Magic
  8. Soot, Smoke And The Working Coast
  9. Night Suit
  10. Solace (Reprise)

release notes

"A sharp and honest work of indie rock that breezes along with simple, airy guitar strumming and Daniel Burton’s poignant lyrics and quietly smoky vocals." - Glide Magazine

Early Day Miners' surroundings have always been reflected in their sound. Their early compositions, while in Bloomington, IN, mirrored the slowly unfurling, seemingly inescapable expanse of the Midwest. Now based in New Orleans their sound has yielded a subtle but correlative shift in the band. The Crescent City is a city forever in flux between the most contrasting aspects of the human condition, from light to dark. 

Within those darker quarters of experience lies the gold that Early Day Miners have labored to unearth with cautious vulnerability over the course of their eight albums. The internalized rumination that has characterized the band up until now has been exchanged for an open embrace of loss and sorrow and, perhaps even more courageously— joy. 

Outside Lies Magic offers an audible lightness. Most notably Dan Burton’s voice, once hushed and at times hesitant, is now full-bodied and sure; his heart, once tenuously carried on his sleeve, is now firmly in his throat. And though this might be the leanest the lineup has been, they are focused and warm, exuding the maximalism of their new home with nuance and a laissez-faire approach. Early Day Miners sound as unhurried as ever, but never aimless; Early Day Miners have finally arrived.

release credits

Recorded by Early Day Miners at Botanica in Treme, New Orleans, LA. June 2020 - July 2023.
Written and performed by Daniel Burton and Martin Sprowles.
Mixed with Paul Mahern at White Ark, Bloomington, IN., September 2022.
Mastered by J.J. Golden at Golden Mastering in Newbury Park, CA., July 2023.
‘Prix West’ photograph by Christa Blackwood.
The book ‘Outside Lies Magic’ by John R. Stilgoe is of great importance to this work.
© 2024 Cordelle Songs (ASCAP).
Under exclusive license to Solid Brass Records
© 2024 Solid Brass Records

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