Mandolyn Mae releases her second EP, “Cover 2 Cover,” Tuesday March 26th. The EP includes songs by Underoath, MATSOD, Further Seems Forever, Of Mice And Men, and Dead Poetic. The single for the cover of “Second And Sebring” was intriguing enough to cause OM&M to post it on their own Facebook page, receiving over 2,300 likes in the first day. You can check out the Absolute Punk exclusive premiere of Mandolyn’s cover of “Second And Sebring” here: http://bit.ly/YRUAWR
Mandolyn Mae is a 19-year-old Canadian singer/songwriter currently residing in St. Louis, MO. With taste beyond her years, and a live approach that includes a heavy does of ukulele playing, Mandolyn has quickly developed a style and sound that listeners are finding infections. Her earliest tours have included opening slots for bands as diverse as Rookie Of The Year, Trees Above Mandalay, Alive In Standby, Sparks The Rescue, and Tidewater. She also performed at SXSW as part of the Acoustic Basement Tour sponsored by Vans Warped Tour.
Her first EP “The Thief”, released the early part of 2012, is only available at shows, and for streaming on her facebook page. What Mandolyn calls “Cover 2 Cover” her first REAL release, “I wanted to do something unique, I had always grown up on hardcore/emo/heavier music because my dad managed and produced a lot of heavier bands when I was younger. It seemed like a great fit for me, to do an EP like this.”
A huge music lover growing up western Canada, Mandolyn was exposed to the extremes of the Canadian music scene at a young age. “None of these bands are Canadian, but in Canada, not one band dominates the scene. You hear so many more bands. The bands on this EP have been some of my favorites for a long time. And regardless of how often my music taste changed over the years, I always had heavier music as my roots and Underoath has been the most constant band, by far, in my life.”
With the changing styles of music happening so quickly now, Mandolyn responded quickly to if she concerns herself with what’s hot in the scene. “Oh gosh no. I can’t sing loud, and I’m the furthest thing from edgy. I like to wear pink dresses for example. But there are real music lovers in this scene; these fans find room on their playlists for Civil Wars, Lights, and Mat Kearney, right along beside Issues, Pierce The Veil, and Terror. If they can find room for me on those playlists too, that make me ecstatic.”
Mandolyn recently signed with Easy Killer Records. Her full length of originals (well, mostly originals) is due out this coming June.
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