This Pop-Rock Alternative-Rock Norfolk, Virginia USA-based outfit, initially started out as a recording project with vocalist+guitarist Dave Elkins, real name Dave Gimenez and drummer Jacob Marshall; the two went on to record a few songs at the start of 2001, playing all the instruments themselves; within a short time, they were joined by guitarist Matt Beck, keyboardist Rob Sweitzer and bassist Mark Padgett.
Mae, an acronym for Multisensory Aesthetic Experience, started to play
gigs around their native country sharing the stage with Coheed
The quintet released the debut album, "Destination: Beautiful", in February 2003 on Tooth & Nail and continued to tour with contemporary acts such as Simple Plan, Brand New and Something Corporate.
Not long after, Matt Beck left the band to be replaced by guitarist Zach Gehring.
In spring 2005 the group issued its sophomore full-length album "The Everglow", it included the single "Suspension". While Tooth & Nail typically is lumped as a Christian label, their second studio-record shot to #1 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart and later reached #51 on The Billboard 200 Sales chart.
For their third album "Singularity", the members of the modern Rock troop Mae headed to Los Angeles where they hooked up with producer Howard Benson. The disc was issued on Capitol Records in August 2007, it includes the single "Sometimes I Can't Make It Alone".