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On Your Radar: The Maine

Jul. 13 2010, Published 1:36 p.m. ET

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Heard of The Maine? Chances are you will soon. The Phoenix band’s new music (Black & White) drops this week and they’re celebrating the release with a 24 hour live streaming event on Tuesday, July 13th. (Details are available on their official site)

Recorded in California with Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, The All-American Rejects) Black & White showcases their grown up pop. We asked the band how this album is different from the ones that preceded it:

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“This time we really wanted to focus on the songwriting and make sure all the songs were great so no matter where on the disc you are you can tell it’s an album instead of a bunch of songs that are thrown together, you know?” Drummer Pat Kirch explains. From unexpectedly dark pop gems like Inside Of You to nostalgic summertime ballads like Growing Up, each track on Black & White defies categorization yet still retains the signature sound that has endeared the Maine to fans around the world.

Catch the band on their first ever headlining tour, An Evening With The Maine, through the end of August.

By Evan Hosie


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