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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.   This Time Is the Last Time
  4.   The Fisherman Song (We All Need Love)
  5.   The Everglow
  6.   Suspension
  7.   All Deliberate Speed
  8.   Night/Day
  9.   Epilogue
  10.   The Sun and the Moon
  11.   Anything
  12.   We're So Far Away
  13.   Goodbye, Goodnight
  14.   Last Call
  15.   Crazy 8s
  16.   In Pieces
  17.   Runaway
  18.   Seasons III: Return
  19.   Good (E)vening
  20.   The Cure
  21.   Good (A)fternoon
  22.   Communication
  23.   On Top
  24.   Home
  25.   Rocket
  26.   A Day in the Life
  27.   Carol of the Bells
  28.   Breakdown
  29.   The Ocean
  30.   Painless
  31.   Prologue
  32.   Tisbury Lane
  33.   Giving It Away
  34.   Summertime
  35.   Sun
  36.   Sleep Well
  37.   Last Transmission II
  38.   Where the Falls Begin
  39.   I Just Need You to Know
  40.   Embers and Envelopes
  41.   Seasons II: Initiation
  42.   Seasons I: Departure
  43.   My Favorite Dream
  44.   Bloom
  45.   A Quiet (E)vening
  46.   The Fight Song (Crash and Burn)
  47.   Over & Over
  48.   Afternoon in Eden
  49.   Two Birds
  50.   Good (M)orning
  51.   Boomerang
  52.   A Melody, The Memory
  53.   (M)orning Drive
  54.   [Silence]
  55.   Going to School
  56.   Reflections
  57.   Sometimes I Can't Make It Alone
  58.   Sic Semper Tyrannis
  59.   Release Me
  60.   Telescopes
  61.   March of the Pigs
  62.   Cover Me
  63.   Mistakes We Knew We Were Making
  64.   Someone Else's Arms
  65.   Futuro
  66.   Soundtrack for Our Movie
  67.   Skyline Drive
  68.   Crazy
  69.   This Is the Countdown
  70.   The House That Fire Built
  71.   Just Let Go
  72.   Embers and Envelopes
  73.   Falling into You
  74.   Waiting
  75.   Brink of Disaster
  76.   Awakening

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