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The Maine Release Message To South American Fans

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 16, 2014

The Maine have released a message to their fans in South America regarding the 8123 Tour to clear up any issues and confusion. You can read the message below after the jump.

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The Maine To Release Acoustic DVD

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 7, 2014

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The Maine will be releasing an acoustic DVD from their recent intimate tour. Check out a photo and a teaser below after the jump.

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The Maine Release UK Tour Video

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 5, 2014

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The Maine have released a UK tour video update. Watch the video below after the jump. 

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The Maine, ARTTM, This Century Members Starts Eagles In Drag Side-Project

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 25, 2014

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John O’Callaghan of The Maine, Eric Halvorsen of A Rocket To The Moon, and Ryan Gose of This Century have a new side-project called Eagles In Drag. Stream a new EP from the band and check out more details below after the jump.

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The Maine “These Four Words” Acoustic Video

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 18, 2014

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Check out a video of The Maine performing an acoustic version of “These Four Words” below after the jump.

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8123 Single Series: Nick Santino Releases Song Co-Written By John O’Callaghan

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 14, 2014

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8123 are launching a new Single Series and it is debuting with Nick Santino & The Northern Wind. “Long Way Home” was also co-written by John O’Callaghan of The Maine. Stream the song below after the jump.

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The Maine Announce UK Tour Dates

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 14, 2014

The Maine will be heading to Ireland and the UK in March and May. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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The Maine 8123 South American Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 7, 2014

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The Maine have announced a May South American 8123 Tour. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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The Maine Announcing 8123 Tour Soon

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 6, 2014

The Maine are gearing up to announce 8123 Tour soon. Check out a tweet from the band below after the jump.

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The Maine, Deaf Havana Announce UK Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 17, 2014

The Maine are going out on a UK tour with Deaf Havana. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Warped Tour Announces Next Four Bands

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 15, 2014

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The sixth set of bands for the 2014 Vans Warped Tour have been announced via Fuse’s Warped Roadies. You can check out the lineup so far below after the jump and be sure to reblog the post with your thoughts so far!

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POZ Review: The Maine - Imaginary Numbers

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 26, 2013

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by Ali Killian, edited by Erik van Rheenen

Imaginary Numbers makes me feel uncomfortable.

The EP forces me to remember lonely nights, crippling depression, the sinkhole forming in my chest. Tears perched on the ends of eyelashes blurring my vision. Confusion swirling through my skull. Wishing both to cease feeling and to experience something other than dark blue. Imaginary Numbers feels all of these things for me and then spits them back out.

I think The Wonder Years’ vocalist Dan “Soupy” Campbell said it best, “I think that most everyone I know involved in punk or hardcore is intrinsically fucked up on some level. There is something wrong with us. Maybe not ‘wrong’, but certainly different.” Though The Maine can hardly be considered punk rock, it’s fair to say that the band and its fans are certainly part of this weird little scene we have going on. To some degree, we’ve been there. Regardless of what mental anguish you’re battling, chances are someone who likes one of these bands that you like, too, has also been there. There’s a familiarity in the music; some common theme weaved together by strings of other themes and feelings and experiences to which we relate.

That’s what I hear in Imaginary Numbers. 

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POZ Review: The Maine - Forever Halloween

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 24, 2013

by Becky Kovach, edited by Erik van Rheenen

Starting out in music at a young age can be difficult. The sound you latch onto at first might not be what you find yourself drawn towards as you grow up. Case in point: The Maine. 

When the band released its first full-length Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop, in 2008, they were just young kids from Arizona singing lighthearted songs about girl troubles. But their most recent release, Forever Halloween, is a far cry from the breezy pop rock that launched The Maine’s career. Play the two back to back, and you’d hardly believe it was the same band. Though in many ways it’s not the same band. Forever Halloween depicts a version of The Maine that is not only more mature, but more confident as well. 

The Maine balances slow and somber alternative rock rhythms with its pop rock roots throughout the album, letting them manifest in the captivating choruses of songs like “Take What You Can Carry,” “Run,” “Happy,” and “Fucked Up Kids.” 

“Take What You Can Carry” kicks off the album with hollow percussion, sleepy piano, and echoing vocals before warmly opening up. “Happy” has a similarly upbeat feel, brought on by rolling guitars and animated background vocals. Though a closer listen reveals that the song is about being anything but happy.

Meanwhile “Run” and “Fucked Up Kids” have an edgier tone. “Run” features a dynamic bass line that underscores the otherwise roomy verses. Its catchy chorus uses sharply distorted guitars and a playful melody to subdue its morose lyrics (“You put the gun in my hand / So now run, I’ll stall the demons / But you really should be leaving.”) Steady guitars and splashy cymbals anchor “Fucked Up Kids,” a song about doing your own thing. It’s got the kind of chorus that, despite not being the catchiest on the album, will needle its way into your brain because of its universality.

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The Maine Release “Visions” Lyric Video

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 11, 2013

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The Maine have released their Imaginary Numbers EP. Stream the release below after the jump.

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The Maine Stream ‘Imaginary Numbers’ EP

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 11, 2013

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The Maine have released their Imaginary Numbers EP. Stream the release below after the jump.

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