Today marks 15 years since the release of Mae’s debut album, “Destination: Beautiful”. I personally didn’t find out about these guys until a little after “The Everglow” came out, but after I checked out “Destination: Beautiful” I couldn’t figure out which album I liked more; probably still don’t know, to be honest. What are some of your favorite tracks and memories from this album? 15 years…man, time really flies.
Mae's "Destination: Beautiful" 15 years later
By Rob J in News | 5 Comments
Common Rob, it’s “The Everglow”, not “The Afterglow”. You sure you used to listen to their music? 😛
No worries. I was the same as you, only discovering D:B after engaging the experience that drew me in with “The Everglow”. I still like the latter better just because if the concept journey, but excellent music is found in both records.
Haha, thanks for the heads up! Believe it or not, my phone actually autocorrects to “Afterglow” for some reason. Yeah, I definitely enjoyed the concept aspect, it was very original!
I really enjoyed “Summertime” from Desination Beautiful, but as a whole, I was hoping they would take it up a notch on their next album. The Everglow definitely delivered. “Our Love Is a Painted Picture,” the song they released last year, is really great.
I love the album art for d:b so much i incorporated some of it into a tattoo.
Embers and Envelopes! The first song I ever heard by Mae, on a burnt mix CD (wow, didn’t realize how old that makes me sound!) mailed to me by a friend on a message board (before social media, again…I’m old) for the fellow Virginia-born band like Mae, Vroom. They have since become one of my all-time favorite bands and I can’t wait to hear what they’re working on now!