Release date: June 04, 2013
Label: Eighty One Twenty Three, Universal Music, Rude Records
Produced by: Brendan Benson
Forever Halloween is the fourth studio album by The Maine, released on June 4, 2013 independently in the US in partnership with their management team Eighty One Twenty Three, via Universal Music in Canada, and Rude Records in Europe, UK, Australia and Japan. The album debuted at number 39 on the US Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 10,000 copies.
Produced by Brendan Benson, Forever Halloween was recorded live through analog tape without the use of computer editing techniques. "The tape machine was like having an older, wiser, intimidatingly glowing woman in the room" said frontman John O'Callaghan on the experience. "We were all meeting her for the first time, but she already knew everything there was to know about the five of us. In no single way judgmental, but she sniffed out the bullshit and wouldn't allow us to be anyone we are not. We are now better men for meeting that woman."