Sunday, June 30, 2013

Show Preview - The Maine w/ This Century - Altar Bar - 7.7.13 - Concert Preview - Pittsburgh

The Maine will be appearing next Sunday, 7.7 at The Altar Bar in the Strip. The group is touring behind their new LP, Forever Halloween, which was released this past June independently. Their fourth album was produced by none other than The Raconteurs’ own Brendan Benson. Opening for The Maine is catchy pop sensation This Century. The Phoenix, Arizona band is touring behind their May released LP Biography of Heartbreak which was also released independently here in the US.

From their press:

Phoenix, Arizona’s The Maine as released their fourth full-length studio album Forever Halloween. The album has been released independently in the US in partnership with their management team Eighty One Twenty Three, via Universal Music in Canada, and Rude Records in Europe, UK, Australia and Japan. The record, produced by Brendan Benson of The Raconteurs, is the band’s second consecutive independent release.The band has also just released their video for the newest single off of Forever Halloween entitled “These Four Words”. The single-shot video was directed by Daniel Gomes and the song is what frontman John O’Callaghan is calling the “most revealing song [he] has ever written”. This is the second single from the band’s latest effort.

Phoenix-based This Century began chipping away at the rock scene with their sweet, jangly2011 debut, Sound of Fire. Their second album, Biography of Heartbreak, out on May 14, pushes their sound forward with some new rhythmic tricks and production depth (courtesy of knob-twiddler Colby Wedgeworth).
Deadly Weapon" closes out Biography of Heartbreak and was designed to send listeners out happy. "We wanted to close the record on an uplifting note, feeling completely unstoppable in the face of adversity," guitarist Sean Silverman said. "We had been through so much as a band and had finally come to terms with the fact that no matter what obstacle was in front of us, we could move past it. This song had all the emotion of finally breaking through those confines that you encounter." Not only is it the final song on the album, it poetically was the last track the quartet -- which also features singer Joel Kanitz, bassist Alex Silverman, and drummer Ryan Gose -- wrote for Biography of Heartbreak.

Show begins at 6:30 with doors at 6p. Tickets are $20 and can be found here