American rock band, MAE, has released a new EP today, entitled 3.0 via Tooth & Nail Records. The EP, produced by lead vocalist Dave Elkins, is the home of previously released singles "5 Light Years" and "Let It Die." 3.0 is a "preview" to the band's self-titled full-length album, due out October 28, and is available to listen to through all streaming services including Spotify, Apple Music, and more, now: https://tnn.lnk.to/mae.
The vision for this album cycle was born when Mae played at the Forbes 30 Under 30 EMEA Summit in the Tower of David in Jerusalem in 2016. They concluded the evening with the first-ever large-scale live musical performance, synced to virtual reality. As Forbes described it, "Revelers dropped their mobile phones into specially-designed headsets that allowed them to view a brand-new animation meant to represent the creation of the universe while the band played in time." Mae has also done this "LIGHT" performance, as they call it, at the 72nd UN General Assembly and the Future of StoryTelling Festival.
Inspired by Synesthesia - the phenomenon in which when one sense is stimulated, it leads to an automatic, involuntary stimulation of a second sense - the band wanted to create art for the whole body, connecting the fields of virtual reality, music, engineering, neuroscience, haptics, and animation, making it the first of its kind. In doing so, the band collaborated with artist/animator David Lobser, violinist Tim Fain, and neuroscientist David Eagleman. Fans can experience this for themselves at the band's upcoming "Mae Days" - information below.
2. Let It Die
3. 5 Light Years
4. A Race For Our Autonomy
6. Our Love is a Painted Picture
With a critically acclaimed career spanning over 1600 concerts on 4 continents and 8 studio record selling in excess of 500,000, Mae consistently weaves together expansive cinematic soundscapes for the emerging global culture. Born out of funded academic research on the relationship between color and sound, Mae uses its music as a starting point to extend the concept of harmony to include other sensory languages and place listeners inside of an experience of art for all of your senses.
MAE have shared the stage with iconic bands such as Weezer and The Foo Fighters, toured worldwide, and have performed everywhere from the Vans Warped Tour to the United Nations. MAE also made history when they placed 700 people inside of a group virtual reality experience while they closed out the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Jerusalem's Tower of David.
MAE's previous album Singularity came in at #40 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, #12 on the Billboard US Rock Chart, #13 on the Billboard US Alternative Chart, and #40 on the Billboard US Digital Chart.
MAE - Tour Dates:
Oct 06 - Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
Oct 07 - Goodlettsville, TN @ Schematic Studios (Mae Day)
Oct 09 - Chicago IL @ Schubas
Oct 09 - Chicago, IL @ Secret Location (Mae Day)
Oct 10 - Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room
Oct 11 - Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
Oct 12 - New York, NY @ The Cove
Oct 13 - Boston, MA @ Middle East - Downstairs
Oct 13 - Boston, MA @ Secret Location (Mae Day)
Oct 14 - Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
Oct 18 - Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA (Mae Day)
Oct 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at The Fillmore
Oct 20 - Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java
Nov 08 - Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
Nov 09 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Nov 10 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
Nov 14 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
Nov 15 - Dallas, TX @ Curtain Club
Nov 16 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Nov 18 - Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Music Room
Nov 23 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
*Additional Mae Days TBC