The Maine has released not one, but two new songs, introducing fans to their upcoming album with the release of “blame” and “how to exit a room.” Accompanying the release of “blame” is a captivating music video directed by Guadalupe Bustos and filmed in the band’s hometown of Phoenix. The video showcases the genuine energy of the crowd, which consists of dedicated fans of The Maine themselves.
Lead vocalist John O’Callaghan describes “blame” as a self-reflective song, written to himself from himself. It explores the theme of accepting responsibility for past mistakes and the desire to make amends. O’Callaghan acknowledges the impossibility of turning back time but emphasizes the importance of moving forward.
The excitement surrounding The Maine doesn’t with the new tracks. The band has announced the upcoming release of their highly anticipated ninth full-length album, The Maine, set to be released on August 1st, 2023, a significant day for The Maine. Written as 8.1.23, it aligns with a unique combination of numbers that hold deep meaning for The Maine. The numbers 8123 originally adorned a parking garage where the band members and childhood friends used to hang out. Over time, 8123 has become intertwined with their music, appearing in their lyrics, as the name of their biennial music festival in their hometown’s desert, as tattoos on many of their fans, as the name of their record label, and as the nickname for their dedicated fanbase, known as the 8123 Family.
To celebrate the album’s release, The Maine will join their fans in Denver for 8123 Day. The band will headline a show at the Fillmore Auditorium, with support from former tourmates Real Friends and Knuckle Puck. Leading up to the show, fans will have the opportunity to visit the 8123 Pop Up Shop on July 31st and on the day of the concert. The band promises to announce special guests, additional events, and more details at a later date.
Catch The Maine this summer:
7/6 – Jacksonville, FL – Sad Summer Fest
7/7 – Clearwater, FL – Sad Summer Fest
7/8 – Alpharetta, GA – Sad Summer Fest
7/11 – Portsmouth, VA – Sad Summer Fest
7/12 – Baltimore, MD – Sad Summer Fest
7/14 – Holmdel, NJ – Sad Summer Fest
7/15 – Philadelphia, PA – Sad Summer Fest
7/16 – Boston, MA – Sad Summer Fest
7/18 – Sterling Heights, MI – Sad Summer Fest
7/19 – Cincinnati, OH – Sad Summer Fest
7/21 – Chicago, IL – Sad Summer Fest
7/22 – Indianapolis, IN – Sad Summer Fest
7/23 – Nashville, TN – Sad Summer Fest
7/25 – Irving, TX – Sad Summer Fest
7/26 – Del Valle, TX – Sad Summer Fest
7/29 – Irvine, CA – Sad Summer Fest
8/1 – Denver, CO – 8123 Day
8/12 – Washington, PA – Four Chord Music Festival
8/25 – São Paulo, Brazil – VIP Station
826 – São Paulo, Brazil – VIP Station