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Boasting a sound that straddled the border of alternative rock and emo-pop, Mae (an acronym for Multisensory Aesthetic Experience) was formed in early 2001 by guitarist Matt Beck, drummer Jacob Marshall, bassist Mark Padgett, keyboardist Rob Sweitzer, and vocalist Dave Elkins. The band initially started out as a project between Elkins and Marshall, students at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. Recording sessions were booked at Padgett's home studio, and the duo quickly grew into a quintet as the co-founders rubbed shoulders with other local musicians. Nearly eight months later, Mae had cemented its sound and landed local shows with the likes of the Movielife, River City High, and the Exit. In the process, the group also recorded songs for a debut album, Destination: Beautiful, which was released in early 2003 by Tooth & Nail. While touring to support Destination: Beautiful, guitarist Matt Beck stepped down from his post and was replaced by former Unsung Zeroes guitarist Zach Gehring. Destination: B-Sides surfaced near the end of 2004. Mae's second proper studio album, The Everglow, followed in 2005, and the band's dedicated audience (not to mention its coveted spot on the Warped Tour that summer) helped the album peak at number 51 on the Billboard 2000. Mae joined the Virgin College Mega Tour in early 2006, appearing alongside Over It and Yellowcard in the process, and a bonus edition of The Everglow appeared that April with additional tracks and a bonus DVD. The musicians' contract with Tooth & Nail ran out later that year, and they went on to sign a deal with Capitol, thus making Mae a major-label act. Singularity was released during the summer 2007 and cracked the Top 40, selling roughly 17,000 copies during its first week. It proved to be Mae's only release for Capitol, however, as the band left the label's roster in 2008 and forged ahead as an independent act. Early the following year, the (m)orning EP became Mae's first independently released disc, although it received a widespread release in September courtesy of Cell Records. They followed up quickly in 2010 with another EP, (a)fternoon. ~ MacKenzie Wilson & Andrew Leahey
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  1.   Song
  2.   Ready and Waiting to Fall
  3.   Suspension
  4.   Seasons III: Return
  5.   Boomerang
  6.   (M)orning Drive
  7.   Brink of Disaster
  8.   Someone Else's Arms
  9.   Tisbury Lane
  10.   On Top
  11.   I Just Need You to Know
  12.   My Favorite Dream
  13.   Carol of the Bells
  14.   The House That Fire Built
  15.   Soundtrack for Our Movie
  16.   Sleep Well
  17.   Seasons II: Initiation
  18.   Bloom
  19.   A Quiet (E)vening
  20.   The Cure
  21.   The Fisherman Song (We All Need Love)
  22.   Crazy 8s
  23.   Waiting
  24.   Release Me
  25.   Where the Falls Begin
  26.   Epilogue
  27.   The Sun and the Moon
  28.   Breakdown
  29.   Painless
  30.   This Is the Countdown
  31.   Futuro
  32.   Awakening
  33.   Goodbye, Goodnight
  34.   Summertime
  35.   Giving It Away
  36.   Night/Day
  37.   Embers and Envelopes
  38.   Over & Over
  39.   In Pieces
  40.   Communication
  41.   Crazy
  42.   Reflections
  43.   Rocket
  44.   Mistakes We Knew We Were Making
  45.   Skyline Drive
  46.   Sun
  47.   This Time Is the Last Time
  48.   All Deliberate Speed
  49.   Home
  50.   Good (A)fternoon
  51.   The Everglow
  52.   Good (E)vening
  53.   Anything
  54.   Runaway
  55.   Seasons I: Departure
  56.   The Fight Song (Crash and Burn)
  57.   Falling into You
  58.   Afternoon in Eden
  59.   Good (M)orning
  60.   A Melody, The Memory
  61.   [Silence]
  62.   Going to School
  63.   Last Transmission II
  64.   Just Let Go
  65.   March of the Pigs
  66.   A Day in the Life
  67.   The Ocean
  68.   We're So Far Away
  69.   Prologue
  70.   Sometimes I Can't Make It Alone
  71.   Last Call
  72.   Sic Semper Tyrannis
  73.   Telescopes
  74.   Two Birds
  75.   Cover Me
  76.   Embers and Envelopes
  77.   [Bonus Material]
  78.   Skyline Dive

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