The Maine is an American rock band from Tempe, Arizona created by bassist Garrett Nickelsen and drummer Patrick Kirch in November 2006. Singer John O’Callaghan joined soon after auditions for the band with no prior vocal experience, along with musicians Ryan Osterman and Alex Ross. Together, they collectively released the EP Stay Up, Get Down. Shortly thereafter Ryan and Alex departed the band for unknown reasons, but were replaced with Kennedy Brock and Jared Monaco. The Maine signed to Fearless Records and debuted with a five song EP entitled The Way We Talk in 2007.
The band’s first release, the EP Stay Up, Get Down was released in late 2007, followed by a five song EP entitled The Way We Talk released on December 11, 2007. The band’s first full-length album, Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop was released July 8, 2008. Their holiday release …And a Happy New Year was dropped on December 2008. The Maine released its second full-length album, Black & White, on July 13, 2010 selling 22,634 copies in its first week. On December 6, 2011, the group’s third album, Pioneer, was released and it peaked at No. 90 on the Billboard 200. Their latest full-length record Forever Halloween was released on June 4, 2013 reaching No. 39 on the Billboard 200 selling over 10,000 copies in its first week.