Wish You Were Mine
“A clever mix of Bob Mould’s alienated sonics and Ray Davies’s catchy hooks… mixes the alternative toughness of the late-1980's Minneapolis music scene and the lyrical and infectious melodicism of succeeding British invasion bands.”
New York Times
“Early Edison evokes the halcyon days of British cutting-edge rock, incorporating Clash and Kinks inspirations.”
Singer-songwriter Tom Ashton founded the post-punk/power-pop outfit Early Edison. Their dynamic live show soon found them opening for bands like the Gin Blossoms, Berlin, Missing Persons, The Alarm and championed on SiriusXM by Pat Dinizio (The Smithereens). Their song “Demographically Pleasing” was named Pop Song of the Year by Newsday and was featured on their debut album co-produced by Tony Maimone (Pere Ubu, Bob Mould) and mixed by Joel Hamilton (Highly Suspect, Blakroc). Their subsequent album “Better Late Than Never” was co-produced by Ashton and bassist Tom Wendling and featured production contributions by Grammy-winning producer Patrick Dillett (David Byrne, They Might Be Giants). Several of their songs have been featured in TV/films including “Burn The Boats” (My Boss’s Daughter), “New Distraction” (A View From The Top) and “Lies Like You” (Tru Calling).
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