2019 begins the 10 year anniversary of the release of songs off of (m)orning, (a)fternoon, and (e)vening. • Our 2009 song per month campaign brought out the best in us as we took back total ownership of our creativity, started Cell Records, and partnered with many of you to impact the lives of those in need. • The band changed a lot in the 18 months leading up to the release of “The House That Fire Built” on New Years Day 2009. From Tooth & Nail to Capitol Records to free agency, we parted ways with our dear friends, Rob and Mark, yet we knew Mae was far from over. We were on a course to find ourselves and redefine success for our band. • Over the coming weeks we will share stories and imagery from one of the most defining years of our band’s history. • Do you have a favorite song, lyric, or memory associated with (m)(a)(e)? We would be honored to have you share yours with us! • We love you and we are grateful for you! -Mae
Hey Virginia friends! Mae is up for a Veer Magazine Music Award this year! We were nominated in the National Touring category. Head over and cast a vote, it would be much appreciated. Zach's band Demons was nominated in a few categories as well, so don't forget to vote for them as well. We're super proud to be included! Thanks, Veer!
Hey Seattle friends! It's almost your last chance to see us behind the scenes! Do you ever wonder what it's like to prep for a tour, watch a setlist come together, or see how everything happens behind the scenes? Share this post, tag #newmaejams, and tell us in the share a killer story of how Mae has impacted your life. We're choosing two lucky people to join us at our rehearsal space in Seattle on Thursday, January 10, 2019 to get a behind the scenes tour of our space, meet the band, get some exclusive swag, and stick around for a few [almost] polished songs before our tour kick off at Neumos the next night. https://tix.to/mae The winners will be chosen on Tuesday, January 7, 2019.
We want to wish a very happy birthday to our dear friend and synesthetic artist, Melissa S. McCracken. Melissa worked with us for about a year to absorb the new album and created the stunning painting that became our beautiful album cover for Multisensory Aesthetic Experience. Synesthesia has been a huge source of inspiration for MAE since the beginning and we will be sharing more stories and conversations with Melissa in the year to come. Enjoy this video about her process and you will see the album art in a whole new way ❤️ https://www.facebook.com/greatbigstory/videos/1668670240102069/
Hey Seattle friends! Do you ever wonder what it's like to prep for a tour, watch a setlist come together, or see how everything happens behind the scenes? Share this post, tag #newmaejams, and tell us in the share a killer story of how Mae has impacted your life. We're choosing two lucky people to join us at our rehearsal space in Seattle on Thursday, January 10, 2019 to get a behind the scenes tour of our space, meet the band, get some exclusive swag, and stick around for a few [almost] polished songs before our tour kick off at Neumos the next night. https://tix.to/mae The winners will be chosen on Tuesday, January 7, 2019.
Awe is defined as feeling small but connected. It is a moment of recognition of the infinite and simultaneously of our place as a participant within it. These moments of profound recognition we refer to as experiencing the Great Beauty. It is quite similar yet opposite to terror, which is feeling small but disconnected.. As we search for security in difficult times, the Great Beauty can be a guide to us, beyond language or concepts, to remind us that our unique human melody is part of a larger and more mysterious symphony. You are a work of art. #multisensoryaestheticexperience
A Multisensory Aesthetic Experience is a kind of synesthetic synchronicity oriented toward self transcendent states of awe and wonder. Self transcendent simply means that you recognize you are a part of something larger, more beautiful and more profound.. Your sense of “self” moves from the “me” in my body to the larger symphony of life of which we are but a single melody. It’s as if a glass of water suddenly realized it was the pond and the ocean as well. A singular expression of a larger concept which contains and includes us. What are your most meaningful experiences of self transcendence? #multisensoryaestheticexperience
Sometimes a Multisensory Aesthetic Experience can happen in silence. I took this photograph as dawn broke over the Negev Desert in Israel. It had been a long beautiful evening with bon fires and singing and a meteor shower streaking across the darkness like skipping stones on the surface of a silent lake. Right before dawn, a small group of us gathered at the edge of the cliff to wait for sunrise. Tim Fain brought out his 300 year old violin and sent a sacred melody to ignite the colors as they danced away the darkness. This image holds a full sensory memory of the stillness as the final note rang out and faded leaving only the bodies breathing, the hearts open and the minds grateful.