Early Day Miners

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Early Day Miners
Origin Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Genres Alternative rock
Indie rock
Years active 1999–present
Labels Secretly Canadian
Acuarela Discos
Burnt Toast Vinyl
Western Vinyl
Associated acts Ativin, Panapoly Academy Horace Pinker
Website Official site
Members Daniel Burton
Jonathan Richardson
Marty Sprowles
John Dawson
Past members Joseph Brumley
Rory Leitch
Matt Griffin
Pete Skafish
Kenny Childers
Matt Lindblom
Kate Long
Daun Fields
Donny Mahlmeister
Kirk Pratt

Early Day Miners (which was shortened to EDM in 2011) are a band from southern Indiana, United States who released records on the Bloomington, Indiana based label Secretly Canadian. As of 2009, the band had released seven full-length records.[1]


Early Day Miners started as a 'musical-cooperative' based in Bloomington, Indiana. The group formed when Daniel Burton and Rory Leitch (both of Ativin) began playing on front porches and basements with their mutual friend Joe Brumley. Early Day Miners incorporate a revolving cast of accompanying musicians (many of whom are friends) for both live shows and recordings. Their first CD Placer Found was released April 2000 on Western Vinyl.

Recent activity[edit]

  • In 2013 Early Day Miners' (EDM) song "Milking The Moon" from Night People was featured on Showtime series Shameless. Season 3, Episode 10.
  • July 2011 saw the release of their seventh full-length album entitled Night People.[2]
  • September 2009 Early Day Miners released their sixth full-length album on Secretly Canadian entitled The Treatment.
  • In 2006 Early Day Miners toured with band Wilco.
  • Early Day Miners have toured extensively through EU and United States.[3]
  • Early Day Miners' music was featured in the soundtrack to the NBC series Quarterlife.


Singles and split releases
Compilation appearances


  1. ^ The Treatment press release. Secretly Canadian, Accessed 2009-08-27.
  2. ^ Night People one-sheet
  3. ^ Early Day Miners tour schedule. Secretly Canadian, Accessed 2009-08-27.

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