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

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