PRESENTED BY KIERON BLACK
FROM THE MORGAN HOTEL IN TEMPLE BAR
The Maine is an American pop/punk rock band from Tempe, Arizona founded in 2007 by Pat Kirch with Garrett Nickelsen. The band's name originates from the song "Coast of Maine" by Ivory. The Maine is made up of singer John O'Callaghan V, bassist Garrett Nickelsen, guitarists Kennedy Brock and Jared Monaco, and drummer Pat Kirch.
The Maine signed to Fearless Records and on December 11, 2007 made their debut with a five-song digital EP called The Way We Talk, produced by Matt Grabe. Their first full-length album, Can't Stop, Won't Stop, was produced by Matt Squire and released in the Summer of 2008 just before the band toured with Good Charlotte and Boys Like Girls.
Their next release was a holiday EP in December 2008 titled ...And A Happy New Year, produced by Matt Grabe. The EP included three new original tracks and a cover of Wham!'s song "Last Christmas".
In July 2009, a deluxe version of their debut album, Can't Stop, Won't Stop, along with a digital documentary called In Person was released and the band performed on the Vans Warped Tour.
On July 13, 2010, The Maine released yet another album, Black & White, produced by Howard Benson.
Very recently, The Maine released a new LP "In Darkness and In Light", along with a Deluxe Version.
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