Here are some albums hitting stores today. Let us know which ones you are picking up and your thoughts on them.
Terrible Things have set August 31st as the release date for their debut self-titled album. Terrible Things is Fred Mascherino (ex-Taking Back Sunday) Josh Eppard (Coheed & Cambria) and Andy Jackson (Hot Rod Circuit). Their self-titled major label debut was produced and mixed by Jason Elgin (Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster, Collective Soul) and mastered by Roger Lian (Bayside, Coheed & Cambria).
“The album cover is metaphoric to what was going on in my town last year and it was actually pretty emotional for me watching that house go up in flames,” Fred says of the image of his two children having a tea party while a nearby dollhouse is engulfed in flames.
Terrible Things is both a concept record as well as a fascinating and powerful rock debut. “It was great working with Jason [Elgin, producer],” continues Fred. “He’s been making records for a long time and understood that this band couldn’t just be put through a recording factory. We made this record the old-fashioned way. It wasn’t about fixing the song in mixing. It was about playing it right from the very beginning.” With songs like the propulsive “Revolution,” the surging bittersweet ballad “Lullaby” to the soberingly soaring “Hills of Birmingham”, the album is the sound of a band who’s combined the best of their storied pasts and fine-tuned it into one big powerful debut. “I think Andy and Josh would agree that this is the best record any of us have ever been a part of,” he concludes.
The band will be hitting the Warped Tour before setting out on a fall tour with Mae. Check out the tour dates below.
Vans Warped Tour
Jul 29 Marcus Amphitheatre Milwaukee, WI
Jul 30 Comerica Park Detroit, MI
Jul 31 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Tinley Park, IL
Aug 01 Canterbury Park Shakopee, MN
Aug 02 Sandstone Amphitheatre Bonner Springs, KS
Aug 05 Race City Speedway Calgary, Alberta
Aug 07 Utah State Fairgrounds Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 08 Invesco Field Denver, CO
w/ Mae, Windsor Drive
Oct 01 The Canal Club Richmond, VA
Oct 02 The Casbah Charlotte, NC
Oct 03 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC
Oct 05 The Social Orlando, FL
Oct 07 Club Downunder Tallahassee, FL
Oct 09 The End Nashville, TN
Oct 12 The Historic Southgate House Newport, KY
Oct 13 Musica Akron, OH
Oct 14 Water Street Music Hall Rochester, NY
Oct 15 The Space Hamden, CT
Oct 16 Middle East Downstairs Cambridge, MA
Oct 17 School Of Rock S. Hackensack, NJ
Oct 20 Gramercy Theatre New York, NY
Oct 21 Eleanor Rigby’s Jermyn, PA
Oct 22 World CafÃ© Live Philadelphia, PA
Oct 23 Chameleon Club Lancaster, PA
Oct 24 Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 26 The Eagle Theatre Pontiac, MI
Oct 27 The Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL
Oct 28 Off Broadway Nightclub St. Louis, MO
Oct 30 The Record Bar Kansas City, MO
Oct 31 The Waiting Room Omaha, NE
Nov 02 The Marquis Theatre Denver, CO
Nov 04 The Electric Theatre St. George, UT
Nov 05 Avalon Theatre Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 06 The Venue Boise, ID
Nov 07 El Corazon Seattle, WA
Nov 10 Bottom Of The Hill San Francisco, CA
Nov 11 Downtown Brewing Company San Luis Obispo, CA
Nov 13 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Nov 16 Nile Theatre Mesa, AZ
Mae has announced a reunion tour with their original members to happen this fall. The “Goodbye, Goodnight Tour” will kick off in early October and run through the end of November. The band’s first performance together in over 3 years took place in Singapore on June 19th and while the long term future of the band beyond this tour is unclear, the “Goodbye, Goodnight Tour” will mark the band’s indefinite farewell. The band plans to announce openers and tour dates in the weeks to come.
Says SWEITZER “I am looking forward to playing music live with Zach, Jacob, Mark and Dave again. It did not take long during rehearsals to see that we have chemistry as a band even after being apart for 3 years. It is already apparent that there is a renewed energy and enjoyment in playing live together again.” GEHRING adds, “Despite all the change that we’ve been through, both personally, and as MAE, the underlying creative current is still refreshingly strong.”
And for the future? Says ELKINS, “The future is as unpredictable as it has always been. We will take advantage of this tour to express our gratitude to our fans and enjoy the bond that we’ve grown and are growing again among the five of us.“
Mae have posted the second song from their new (a)fternoon EP. This song is called “The Cure” and it’s a nice and lazy love song. Please visit whatismae.com and make a donation and download “The Cure.”
Mae have posted a new song titled “Over & Over”. This song is the first song that will be included on the bands (a)fternoon EP. You can pick up the song on the bands website here with a donation.
Mae‘s new song “Night/Day” is now available for purchase on their website. The song is a focus on the moment that is the transition from resignation to motivation, from the darkness of indolence to the new light of action. It is a statement about stepping forward, putting others before yourself, and making a true difference. Listen to “Night/Day” at whatismae.com and make a donation to download the song!
Mae‘s upcoming tour featuring special guests Person L, Barcelona, and Tokyo kicks off April 19th in Charlotte, NC and crosses the country wrapping back up on the east coast at the end of May. Check out a commercial for the tour below as well as the tour dates.
April 19 – Charlotte, NC – The Casbah
April 20 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
April 21 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
April 22 – Orlando, FL – The Social
April 23 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree Cafe
April 25 – Dallas, TX – The Door
April 26 – Houston, TX – Walter’s on Washington
April 28 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
April 30 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
May 1 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock
May 2 – Tempe, AZ – The Clubhouse
May 5 – La Jolla, CA – The Loft @ UC San Diego – SOLD OUT
May 6 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
May 7 – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour
May 8 – Stockton, CA – Stockton Empire Theatre
May 9 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill
May 10 – Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
May 12 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
May 13 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
May 16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Avalon Theater
May 17 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
May 19 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway
May 20 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
May 21 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Live
May 22 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
May 23 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
May 24 – Buffalo, NY – Tralfamadore Music Hall
May 27- Philadelphia, PA – North Star Bar
May 28 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
May 29 – New York, NY – Blender Theatre at Gramercy
May 30 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
Mae have their new song for April available on their website. The song can be yours with a minimum donation of $1.00 to the bands current cause, building Rhonda’s house in conjunction with Habitat For Humanity.
Mae‘s new song “A Melody, The Memory” is now available for a donation of just $1 to help out Habitat For Humanity. A message from the band can be read below.
Spring marks the release of our third song this year – “A Melody, The Memory.” This song explores and celebrates the magical way in which music takes us back to those memories we cherish most, almost as if to relive them again and again. Listen to “A Melody, The Memory” and make a donation to download the song here. We are extremely proud to share our song with you!
So far, your generous donations have helped us raise nearly $24,000 as we partner with Habitat For Humanity to help build a home for Rhonda Floyd and her three children. With your help, we will reach our goal of $65,000! Read more about our year long project and help us spread the word. If you haven’t already done so, please make a donation and download all three of this year’s songs. We encourage you to donate as much as you can with the promise that your donation will go towards our goal!