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

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