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.
Capitol Records recording artists Mae have unveiled the itinerary for their forthcoming headlining tour, on which the quintet will feature support from As Tall as Lions and Dear and the Headlights. Mae will be touring in support of their highly-anticipated, third full-length release, Singularity, which is slated for release on August 14th via the label.
We have uploaded a handful of new promotional pictures from Mae to our gallery. The quintet are currently preparing their third, full-length release, Singularity, which has been slated for an August 14th release via Capitol Records.
I had the chance to catch the Saint Louis stop of the Sherwood/Mae/Relient K show last night. I've posted my thoughts about the show right here. Before the show I also got a chance to sit down with Dan for Sherwood and ask him a few questions. Look for the interview to be posted sometime later this week.
I just posted an ABSOLUTExclusive video interview with Mae right here that was conducted while the band was in the studio recording their new album. You can also view the interview from a link on their AP profile and expect a full-text version of the entire interview coming soon. Thanks to Dan Hollister for shooting/editing the video.
Mae will be headlining a tour in August / September with The Spill Canvas as direct support on half the tour, and with The New Amsterdams as direct support on the other half. Dates and ticket on-sales will be announced soon.