After a one-month excursion through the intrepid landscapes of Patagonia, MAB was founded in the small suburban town of Armonk, NY. It was April of 2018 and at the time, Jon Berry, Alex Katz, and Michael Stein were just three guys experimenting with sound and storytelling in the depths of their parent's basements.
As time passed, their sound evolved and the vision for MAB expanded. The inception of ‘A World Beyond My Own’ came to life when Jon and Alex we're hanging one night on the summer soltice of 2019. As two dreamers who believed in the transformative power of music, they decorated their message of universal kinship with lush, dreamy synths. This track would ultimately become the last song on MAB’s EP ‘A World Beyond Our Own’ and the final song that Jon and Alex would ever create together.
In November of 2019, as Alex and Jon sat in Alex’s hospital room, Alex’s doctor came in. Upon learning that they went by the name MAB, he was quite taken back. He continued to explain how mabs are the antibodies that fight cancerous cells, antibodies that kept Alex alive during his first four battles with the deadly disease.
By the end of the month, Alex had journeyed on to his next life. Though no longer with us, his remarkable spirit would continue to inspire and guide MAB. In the following weeks, Michael went his own way. Jon, however, was determined to keep their dreams alive, to finish what they started, to combat society's cancerous cells by building a new world through music.
In 2020, he created 'BECOME'.
A one-of-a-kind friend, bandmate, and inspiration who held onto his dreams of making this world a better place until the very last breaths he gave.
The Katz Magic Touch lives on...
"Into the Sunrise gives us the perfect blend of sounds for a summer hit. This track is another brilliant portrayal of their talent... "
"[Say Hello to Rock & Roll] is fun, it’s catchy, and it highlights the burning passion behind the band’s growth... "
"It’s easy to see MAB doesn’t create music as a project of vanity, instead, they orchestrate cathartic aural escapism for the listener... "
"The new track features a beautiful and melodic soundscape drenched in rich vocals that not only demands your attention... "
"The harmony of falsetto and tenor vocals are reminiscent of artists like Prince while the song itself is probably more in line with...
"Usually, I don’t really like high pitched male singing in electro pop songs, but in here? A thing of beauty... "
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