(Tempe, AZ) – Alternative-Rock veterans, The Maine, today release “Lips”, the third single from their upcoming eighth studio LP, XOXO: From Love And Anxiety In Real Time due out on July 9, 2021 via Photo Finish Records in partnership with their 8123 imprint and distributed by Virgin Music Label and Artist Services.
Their first single “Sticky” released in March, is currently at #23 on Billboard’s Alternative Airplay chart and has been steadily climbing.
“Lips” is another example of The Maine’s ability to merge modern pop and rock in a song that is inventive and instantly memorable. Catchy, fun and engaging, the video for “Lips” touches on nostalgic imagery, with a performance framed inside of a ‘90s era television set. The Maine is known for their high energy live performances, and the video captures that as each of the band members delivers on that well earned reputation. The chorus of the song is the hook that brings it home as lead singer John O’Callahan screams: “It’s on your lips when you lie! You can’t keep talkin’ like this, lips do more than just kiss!”
Of the new single, John says, “Closed shut or left wide open, lips can do a lot more than just kiss. Words are heavy, but this tune feels light. Hope you dig it big time!”
Prior to “Lips”, and in addition to “Sticky” The Maine released their second single “April 7” on that date. The songs have amassed 8.6 million combined streams across all streaming platforms as fans await the release of “Lips” and then the full record.
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 performed a free live-streamed concert via their YouTube channel earlier this year. The performance features “Sticky” as well as a full set of fan favorites and is available to view HERE.
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).
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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.
About Photo Finish Records
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 by Matt 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.
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