Mae want fans to call into their phone line and record themselves saying "good afternoon" in any language other than English. Selected audio will be used on the opening track of their upcoming Afternoon EP.
Mae have announced their signing to Cell Records along with a release date of September 22, 2009 for their (m)orning CD/DVD. You can pre-order it here. They will take part on the "(a)fternoon Tour" with Locksley (September 24-October 21), Jenny Owens Youngs (October 22-November 8), and Deas Vail. Full info and dates can be found in the replies.
Mae have announced "Mae Presents: (m)orning," a live multi-sensory experience featuring select songs in stereoscopic 3D. This tour will be joined by Person L, Barcelona, and Tokyo. Check out a list of tour dates in the replies. The band will be playing brand new songs and selling limited edition copies of the new (m)orning EP, the pretty art of which can be seen here. Check out the tour video in the replies.
Mae has recorded a new version of "Embers And Envelopes." It is available for free when you order the band's new Destination: Beautiful Five Year Anniversary DVD at whatismae.com. Listen to a clip of the song in the replies.
ABSOLUTExclusive is proud to present an exclusive clip from Mae's upcoming Destination: Beautiful Five Year Anniversary DVD. Check it out in the replies. These DVDs will be very limited in quantity, so make sure you pre-order now exclusively at whatismae.com to ensure that you get your copy. DVDs will begin shipping next week.
If you sign up to Mae's mailing list, you will get a free download of a song, "Somewhere." They have also announced major recording plans for 2009 with three concept EPs. An extremely heartfelt message from the now-unsigned band can be seen in the replies; please check it out. An excerpt can be found below.
Mae's Destination: Beautiful Five Year Anniversary DVD can be pre-ordered here. The artwork and trailer for it can be seen in the replies. This "choose your own adventure" DVD will be released on November 24.
Update: Please help them select their set list for their upcoming tour. You can vote here.
The MAE chat has now come to a close. We want to thank Dave, Zach and Jacob for their participation in our little chat. I hope all of you enjoyed it. We will ask that you still help them by voting for which songs you would like to see on their upcoming tour. Thanks again!
At a recent show in Baltimore, MD, Stella, Wake Up! frontman Ian McGinty announced that they will be headed into the studio in January to record a new EP. The new EP will be the follow up to Stella's 2006 release, The Shark and The Ghost. Mark Padgett (ex-Mae) is slated to produce.
If you have any pumpkin-carving skills (or even if you don't), bring a jack-o-lantern to one of the upcoming Mae / Motion City Soundtrack shows listed below; Benji from Mae will meet you (and your jack-o-lantern) at the front door at the listed time. You'll get a chance to meet Mae and show them your work, and they'll do their best to get your pumpkin to share the stage with the band during their set.
Mae have parted ways with bassist Mark Padgett and keyboardist Robert Sweitzer. The group have cited a change in interests as cause for the departures, stating the pair will "pursue other projects." The Capitol Records outfit are currently touring in support of their latest effort, Singularity, which is available now via the label.
The artist that created the cover art for Mae's Singularity has a blog. Check out the entry here where he discusses referrals from Absolutepunk.net, and also his thoughts on Mae's music. Mollohan states, "I like a litte more 'edgy' mix, something like Staind or Nickleback. This music reminds me a lot of Yellowcard or Fountains of Wayne."
So I was able to spend some time this weekend with Motion City Soundtrack's new record, Even If It Kills Me, and I'm glad to be able to tell all you fellow MCS fans that you're in for a treat and won't be disappointed. The production is glorious, the lyrics are as witty as ever, and all around is what we've come to expect from this band, but perfected. Expect a review for the album shortly before the release date. FYI, the single, "This Is For Real," went on sale last week along with tickets for their upcoming tour with Mae and Anberlin.
The full set of dates for the upcoming Motion City Soundtrack/Anberlin/Mae tour can be found in the replies. Get your tickets soon because they will most likely sell out. You will also find the upcoming art for the tour in the replies.