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The Maine is an American rock band from Tempe, Arizona, formed in 2007. The band's name originates from a song titled "The Coast of Maine" by Ivory. The Maine was founded in Phoenix, Arizona in 2007 while most of the band members were still attending high school. The Maine features singer John O'Callaghan V, guitarists Kennedy Brock and Jared Monaco, bassist Garrett Nickelsen, and drummer Pat Kirch. O'Callaghan was asked to join the group after Kirch's brother heard him singing while at a party. The band gets their name from one of their biggest influences, Ivory. The band has a song called "Coast of Maine," hence "The Maine." After gathering a huge following through websites such as MySpace, The Maine played their first show in front of over 600 fans, acquired solely through word of mouth and MySpace. The Maine's live performances caught the eye of Fearless Records and booking agent Matt Galle. On May 8, 2007, the band released a digital EP called Stay Up, Get Down. Among the songs on the EP are "Count 'Em One, Two, Three," which was later re-recorded for their first full-length album, Can't Stop, Won't Stop, and "Daisy." The Maine signed to Fearless Records and released a five-song concept EP, The Way We Talk, in 2007. After performing on the 2008 Vans Warped Tour, the band released their debut album Can't Stop, Won't Stop, which was produced by Matt Squire. They released a holiday EP in December 2008 titled ...And A Happy New Year; it included a cover of Wham!'s song "Last Christmas" and three original songs. The Maine released a deluxe version of their debut album, Can't Stop, Won't Stop, along with a digital documentary called In Person in July 2009. On May 3rd, The Maine released their first single, "Inside Of You," from their July 2010 album Black & White. On May 18th, they released their second single, "Growing Up."