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Mainland are New York pop rock four-piece who have just released their Outcast EP.

Mainland arrived on the scene with the Girls Unknown EP (2013) and followed soon after with their second independent release, Shiner EP (2014) which was produced by Jim Eno of Spoon.

Describing late night tales of gritty New York City streets, Mainland quickly gained a name for themselves and opened for acts such as Drowners, Strange Talk, and Catfish and the Bottlemen, and shared festival stages with The War on Drugs, Of Montreal, and Torres.

Following the success of the Shiner EP, the band signed to 300 Entertainment (Alex Winston, Young Thug, Coheed and Cambria) to release their new Outcast EP which they recorded in California with producer Kevin Augunas (Cold War Kids, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros).

The result is about their time in LA, as frontman Jordan Topf explains:

Maybe it was my current outlook on the struggles I was facing, but I was reflecting on moments where I’d felt like an outcast in life and in a new city like Los Angeles. A city of sunshine and broken Hollywood dreams.

While this all sounds a tad negative, Outcast is a super catchy upbeat tune. Check it out below. The EP is available from digital retailers worldwide.

Deborah Jacobs

Music blogger by night, SEO by day. Started Indie is not a Genre in 2011, will always prefer live music over recordings and intimate pub gigs over arena shows.

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