Style: Indie rock and instrumental piano, compare to Death Cab for Cutie, Deas Vail, George Winston

Top tracks: "Bloom," "Seasons i. Departure," "Good (E)vening"

(e)vening is the (e)nd. The album wraps up both Mae's trilogy—(m)orning and (a)fternoon preceded—and the band's career. "Bloom" soars as the most biographical swansong, thematically capturing a journey of faith and seemingly of the band. The unexpected opus is the three instrumental "Seasons" tracks (three of the nine tracks on this album), featuring evocative solitary piano; it demonstrates a creative confidence and willingness to leave nothing left unplayed. The satisfyingly varied disc closes with abandon behind wailing guitars and sweeping strings on the instrumental jam "Good (E)vening." It's a bittersweet farewell, delivered with such passion and poignancy that it leaves you wanting more.

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March 1, 2011
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Cell Records
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