Mae “"Singularity”" CD

$26.00

The Virginia Beach-based five-piece have developed a unique and affecting sound that, with albums like 2003’s ‘Destination: Beautiful’ and 2005’s ‘The Everglow’, has scored them a rather sizeable following around the world. ‘Singularity’ is a far more rocking affair, as evidenced by its first single, “Sometimes I Can’t Make It Alone,” a brawny blast that recalls some of the seminal alternative groups that the members of Mae grew up listening to. “We’ve always loved bands like Pearl Jam, U2 and the Smashing Pumpkins and on this record we wanted to tap into that,” Marshall says. “We weren’t trying to recreate a ’90s record, per se, but we definitely wanted it to have that same energy.” Yet, where ‘Singularity’ contains some of the most energetic and aggressive music that Mae have recorded, it’s also an incredibly thought-provoking album, filled with the kind of questions that many ask when trying to seek out their place in the world. Indeed, throughout ‘Singularity’, the members of Mae may get into some rather heady material, but more than anything, this is an album that aims to connect with its listeners and maybe even encourage them to crank up the volume just a bit. “That’s all we were looking to do with this band,” Elkins says in closing. “We’re not worried about being considered an ‘emo band’ or an ‘indie band.’ We’re just a rock band, and we’re happy to be given the chance to get our music out there to all of these different people.”

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