After its long awaited release, Arizona’s The Maine are excited to present their brand new music video for “Run”, the third track off their 2013 full length Forever Halloween. The album was re-released just a few short months ago in deluxe edition which included five brand new songs. “Run” marks the third music video to come from this album - following up to “These Four Words” and “Love & Drugs”, both released last year. “These Four Words”, the emotionally driven piano ballad, launched in video form on album release day and was shot entirely in one take. The second music video followed that fall with the dramatic feel of a feature film.
When talks began of the third video, choosing a director was an obvious choice for the band. Recruiting the help of “Love & Drugs” director Daniel Gomes, the band wanted to capture the emotions of the song where it translates best; in performance form. The song, along with the rest of Forever Halloween was recorded live to analog tape in the studio for its initial release. It only made sense to have the music video that will ultimately close out the album cycle feature the band performing it live. The energy expressed in the "Run" is what perhaps makes it such a standout on the album to both media reviewers and fans alike. It was this energy that the band chose to harvest to kick off their set this summer on the Vans Warped Tour - “Run” opened their daily setlist.
The band is wrapping up their 2014 with one final festival appearance, followed by a headlining return trip to the UK and finally with four US headline dates (two of which have already sold out) to say a proper farewell to their album before heading into the studio to start on their fifth full length record.
WATCH THE NEW VIDEO FOR “RUN”
The Maine is an American rock band from Tempe, Arizona formed in January of 2007. Their first full-length Can’t Stop Won’t Stop was released on July 8th, 2008 to incredible fan reception.
With the momentum of their first release, The Maine dropped Black and White in the summer of 2010. It was instantly clear that what the group had was something special – it was this release that the fans and industry started to see their growth and maturity expand as creative artists and musicians.
When it came time to release their third album in 2011, Pioneer, it was clear that the record needed to be released independently without the input of anyone but the band members themselves. After making the decision to part ways with their major label, The Maine decided to film the experience and released the documentary Anthem For A Dying Breed.
On June 4th of 2013, The Maine released their fourth full-length album, Forever Halloween. The album was recorded live through analog tape without the use of computer editing techniques which have become the standard in modern recordings. This gave the album an energy that cannot be captured any other way than 5 people performing in a room together. “The tape machine was like having an older, wiser, intimidatingly glowing woman in the room” says frontman John O’Callaghan on the experience. “We were all meeting her for the first time, but she already knew everything there was to know about the five of us. In no single way judgmental, but she sniffed out the bullshit and wouldn’t allow us to be anyone we are not. We are now better men for meeting that woman.”
Since the release of their latest full length, the band has self-recorded and released an all acoustic EP and continues their intensive touring schedule worldwide. The Maine is John O’Callaghan, Pat Kirch, Kennedy Brock, Garrett Nickelsen, and Jared Monaco.
09/27/2014 Tempe, AZ Summer Ends Music Festival
09/30/2014 Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg
10/01/2014 Brighton, UK The Haunt
10/03/2013 Glasgow, UK The Garage
10/04/2014 Newcastle, UK O2 Academy 2
10/05/2014 Leeds, UK The Cockpit
10/06/2014 Manchester, UK Manchester Academy 2
10/07/2014 Birmingham, UK O2 Academy Birmingham
10/09/2014 London, UK Electric Ballroom
10/10/2014 Bristol, UK Thekla
10/11/2014 Nottingham, UK Rescue Rooms
10/16/2014 Pomona, CA The Glass House
10/22/2013 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
10/23/2014 NYC, NY Gramercy Theatre **SOLD OUT
10/31/2014 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge **SOLD OUT