April 7, 2021 (Tempe, AZ) – Alternative-Rock vets, The Maine, today release “April 7th”, their brand new song and the second single from their upcoming eighth studio LP, XOXO: From Love And Anxiety In Real Time via Photo Finish Records in partnership with their own 8123 imprint.
“April 7th” is a love song, through and through, but it is deeper than just “puppy love”, lead singer John O’Callaghan explains, “This song is about the first time you see someone. I mean truly, see them with all their vulnerabilities, all their flaws, all their beauty. April 7th was the day she let down her walls and allowed me in to see the side that so few get to.”
To add to the excitement and fun of the new song, The Maine will be releasing the video for “April 7th” on Friday, April 9 at 9am PT/Noon ET on their YouTube channel. Rian Dawson from All Time Low will join for a live chat as they countdown to the release. The Maine will tour this summer with All Time Low for Sad Summer Fest beginning July 9, the same day as the release of their new LP.
“April 7th” follows the release of “Sticky” and is another example of The Maine’s ability to craft an infectiously catchy song, while using insightful and thoughtful lyrics.
When “Sticky” was released, The Maine performed a free live-streamed concert via their YouTube channel. The performance has already been viewed over 50K times by fans and features “Sticky” as well as a full set of fan favorites. The concert was streamed HEREand is still viewable.
Aside from their incredible music, The Maine is perhaps best known for harboring a sense of community and giving their fans the authentic feeling of belonging. The Maine is John O’Callaghan (Lead Vocals, Piano, Rhythm Guitar), Kennedy Brock (Guitar, Back-up Vocals), Jared Monaco (Lead Guitar), Garrett Nickelsen (Bass), and Pat Kirch (Drums, Percussion).
SAD SUMMER FESTIVAL TOUR DATES
Jul 9, 2021 THE ORLANDO AMPHITHEATER ORLANDO, FL
Jul 10, 2021 STEVE POLK PLAZA AT THE MASQUERADE ATLANTA, GA
Jul 13, 2021 EXPRESS LIVE! OUTDOOR COLUMBUS, OH
Jul 14, 2021 RBC ECHO BEACH TORONTO, ON
Jul 16, 2021 MECU PAVILION BALTIMORE, MD
Jul 17, 2021 SKYLINE STAGE @ THE MANN PHILADELPHIA, PA
Jul 21, 2021 STAGE AE OUTDOORS PITTSBURGH, PA
Jul 23, 2021 THE ROOFTOP AT PIER 17 NEW YORK, NY
Jul 24, 2021 THE PALLADIUM (OUTDOORS) WORCESTER, MA
Jul 25, 2021 STONE PONY SUMMER STAGE ASBURY PARK, NJ
Jul 30, 2021 CROFOOT FESTIVAL GROUNDS PONTIAC, MI
Jul 31, 2021 EAGLES BALLROOM MILWAUKEE, WI
Aug 6, 2021 PAPA MURPHY’S PARK AT CAL EXPO SACRAMENTO, CA
Aug 7, 2021 CITY NATIONAL GROVE OUTDOORS ANAHEIM, CA
ABOUT THE MAINE
Hailing from Tempe, Arizona, The Maine has matured both personally and sonically from their inception without compromising their integrity or losing their sincerity along the way. Fans have had the unique opportunity to grow up alongside the band, made possible by the band’s adamant insistence on meeting every single fan for free after each show on a tour. With coverage coming from Billboard, NBC, Nylon, Alt Press, CNN, and more, The Maine’s ability to continuously flex their creativity and make dynamic records while maintaining their DIY mindset and keeping their authenticity has not gone unnoticed. Over the course of their career, the band has toured and performed at festivals worldwide – including the UK’s acclaimed Reading & Leeds Festivals as well as headlining two of their own sold-out festivals in their hometown totaling over ten thousand tickets sold. At the forefront of what they do as musicians have always been their regard for their fanbase.
Photo Finish Records is an independent record label boasting a diverse artist roster including alternative rock, indie pop and hip hop. The label was created and founded byMatt Galle and in 2021 will celebrate its fifteenth year of success. As the label grew and developed, Matt brought in his business partner Mike Marquis to co-run the label with him. PFR is known for developing and breaking an eclectic roster of artists such as 3OH!3, SHAED, Marian Hill, MisterWives, ROZES, The Mowgli’s, and new signings Elliot Lee, Lakeview, guardin, and joan. SHAED’s track “Trampoline” is double platinum with over 2 billion streams worldwide, 3OH!3’s debut album “Want” is certified Gold with 3 platinum singles and over 15 million singles sold which includes collaborations with Katy Perry, Wiz Khalifa, Kid Cudi, Lil’ Jon and Ke$ha. Marian Hill’s releases including their debut album “Act One” have sold 12 million tracks making big waves with the breakthrough hit “Down” as well as successful albums from MisterWives and their gold single “Reflections”, Anthony Green, Handsome Ghost, and many others. Matt Galle and Mike Marquis are well known and respected leaders in the music industry having both been recognized in Billboard’s 40 under 40 among other accolades. The team is located in NYC and PFR is distributed through Virgin Music, Label and Artist Services.