2014 is shaping up to be the most nostalgic year in history: with Taking Back Sunday, Yellowcard, Story of the Year, The Matches, Cartel, and now Mae all jumping on the double-digit bandwagon.
In Celebration of their most beloved album, The Everglow, reaching its 10 year anniversary, Mae are embarking on a very very short tour stint, on which they'll be playing the album front-to-back. The 3-stop show makes its rounds down a smidgen of the eastern seaboard, leaving the entire other 47 / 50 of the country in the dust. Hopefully the buzz will spread and the band will extend the tour, making a party of things and (fingers crossed) repress the album on a snazzy new vinyl variant.
Wishful thinking aside, scope the short tour list below and, if you don't know who a Mae or what an Everglow is, also peep the blurb below.
January 2, 2015 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory - http://spr.tn/tephil
January 3, 2015 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva - http://spr.tn/tenorfolk
January 7, 2015 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom - http://spr.tn/tenyny
Way back in the year 2004, Mae (and all those other bands listed in the first sentence) released a crucial album in their career, one for which fans have been going crazier than a meth-addled meth head in a, well a meth lab--I've never been good at analogies. Suffice it say, Mae released a pretty stellar album in 2004; It was called The Everglow, and if you haven't hear it, you should hear it. With a little bit of piano laid over mid-tempo pop-rock hooks, it's an album that can charm the pants right off not only the nostalgia-glazed, but never-fans as well. Seriously, give it a listen and get ready for a operatic, sweeping pop album in the vein of Ben Folds with healthy doses of Jack's Mannequin and just a squirt of punk for flair.