During our time recording American Candy, a tumor was found on my thoracic spine. I went through a tricky surgery to remove it, but everything went as good as humanly possible and it has since been classified as benign. I am currently healthy and free of my unwanted friend, but still very sore and healing. I am writing to request that everyone please be gentle, with hugs and such, while hanging out with me over the next few months. I love you all and couldn’t be happier to be seeing you all again soon! #AMERICANCANDY #8123 #Nigelthetumor
The Maine have announced that they will re-release Forever Halloween with five new tracks on June 17th. These tracks include new single "Ugly On The Inside" and live favourite "Ice Cave." Watch a trailer and hear clips of the new songs in the repliesl
1. Take What You Can Carry
2. Love & Drugs
4. White Walls
6. Birthday in Los Angeles
7. Blood Red
8. Kennedy Curse
9. Sad Songs
11. These Four Words
12. Forever Halloween
13. So Criminal
15. Ugly On The Inside
17. Ice Cave
Eagles In Drag released their debut EP today and on a limited run of 10” vinyl via EightyOneTwentyThree. The project, constructed by The Maine frontman John O’Callaghan initially back in 2012, includes his fellow bandmate from The Maine; Jared Monaco. The lineup is rounded out by Trey Nickelsen, Ryan Gose (This Century), and Eric Halvorsen (ex-A Rocket To The Moon). It can be streamed in the replies.
Nick Santino released a new song called "Long Way Home" that was co-written with John O'Callaghan and produced by Pat Kirch of The Maine. You can listen to it in the replies and pre-order Nick's new 7" at 8123.
Tonight we're chatting with Anberlin and The Maine. Although originally scheduled for 8 PM EST, we've bumped this to 8:30 PM EST due to some technical difficulties for the bands first day of tour. Currently, Anberlin will join us at 8:30 PM EST and The Maine will switch in at 9 PM EST.
Update:The guys have to wrap up and start their first night of tour! Thanks again for chatting and catch them on the road this fall!
Here's a friendly reminder that Anberlin and The Maine will be chatting with us tonight at 8 PM EST/5 PM PST. In addition, we're giving away a pair of tickets to the tour to the person who asks the best question regarding the tour. Leave your question in the replies with your local date and the band will select a winner.
Update:Due to it being the first day of tour, certain tasks are taking longer than expected. Therefore, Anberlin will be chatting from 8 - 8:30 and then The Maine will take over from 8:30 - 9.
Pat: And then on the last day we – because we were doing the whole thing completely live so we were set up. So we recorded an EP of punk songs as a joke.
Jared: Like a five song EP of punk songs.
Pat: And then we did a Neil Young tune. And then we did a punk version of one of the tunes on the record. We just had some fun at the end.
Jared: Yeah. It was way different than last time. Instead of having 30 songs we wanted to record, we only had 14, 15. Once we got them narrowed down – it was a way more focused effort this time.
The fellas from The Maine - John, Pat, Kennedy, Jared, and Garrett - will be stopping by this thread at 5 PM CST to chat with and answer questions from fans. So stop on in and talk to the guys about their new album, Forever Halloween, their tour plans, what they like to do in the summer, and anything else.
Update: The chat is now over! Big thanks to The Maine for dropping by today. Go pick up the band's new record, Forever Halloween, today!
The good people of The Maine will be chatting with us on the site tomorrow (Thursday, June 20th) at 5:00 PM CST. They'll be game to chat about their new album Forever Halloween, tour plans, and anything else. Mark your calendar and see you tomorrow.
The Maine has released multiple track-by-track commentaries today and you can find them over at PureVolume, BUZZNET, and PropertyOfZack. The band's new album, Forever Halloween, hits stores on June 4th.
The Maine will release their fourth album, Forever Halloween, on June 4th. The band will put it out independently in the U.S. in partnership with their management team Eighty One Twenty Three, while Rude Records will handle the release internationally. The artwork can be seen in the replies.