Boasting an audio that straddled the border of alternative rock and roll and emo-pop, Mae (an acronym for Multisensory Aesthetic Encounter) was created in early 2001 by guitarist Matt Beck, drummer Jacob Marshall, bassist Tag Padgett, keyboardist Rob Sweitzer, and vocalist Dave Elkins. The music group initially began as a task between Elkins and Marshall, college students at Aged Dominion University or college in Norfolk, VA. Documenting sessions had been booked at Padgett’s house studio, as well as the duo quickly grew right into a quintet because the co-founders rubbed shoulder blades with other regional musicians. Almost eight months later on, Mae experienced cemented its audio and landed regional shows with famous brands the Movielife, River Town High, as well as the Exit. Along the way, the group also documented songs for any debut recording, Destination: Beautiful, that was released in early 2003 by Teeth & Toenail. While touring to aid Destination: Gorgeous, guitarist Matt Beck stepped down from his post and was changed by previous Unsung Zeroes guitarist Zach Gehring. Destination: B-Sides surfaced close to the end of 2004. Mae’s second appropriate studio recording, The Everglow, adopted in 2005, as well as the band’s devoted audience (not forgetting its coveted i’m all over this the Warped Tour that summer season) helped the recording peak at quantity 51 within the Billboard 2000. Mae became a member of the Virgin University Mega Tour in early 2006, showing up alongside Over It and Yellowcard along the way, and a reward edition from the Everglow made an appearance that Apr with additional songs and a reward DVD. The music artists’ agreement with Tooth & Toenail ran out later on that year, plus they continued to indication a cope with Capitol, therefore producing Mae a major-label work. Singularity premiered during the summer season 2007 and damaged the very best 40, selling approximately 17,000 copies during its 1st week. It became Mae’s only launch for Capitol, nevertheless, as the music group remaining the label’s roster in 2008 and forged forward as an unbiased act. Early the next yr, the (m)orning EP became Mae’s 1st independently released disk, though it received a popular release in Sept thanks to Cell Information. They implemented up quickly this year 2010 with another EP, (a)fternoon.