Mae posted the following message on their official site on Monday (September 24):
We wanted to let you know that Rob and Mark have chosen to leave MAE and pursue other endeavors. It has been an honor creating music together and we want to wish them the very best in everything they put their hands to. It has been a great 5 years growing together in this band, but sometimes people need change. Dave, Jacob and Zach will continue to create new music, work this record, and continue on this journey as MAE. We will see you on tour with our friends Motion City Soundtrack and Anberlin this fall.
Thanks for your support,
MAE (Dave, Jacob, & Zach)
To Everyone: This is the moment where the band known as MAE and I part ways. There are no regrets and I have enjoyed being a part of the building and development of what many people only dream of doing. Thank you to all of you who have supported and encouraged me over the last 5 years while I was a part of this band. It has never gone unnoticed. It has never gone unappreciated. My best to you all. Peace. Rob
Hey guys, thanks to all of you, it’s been a great five years. I’m married now. It’s time for me to settle down and do what husbands do, like mow the lawn, take out the trash, and make lots of sweet love. See you on the other side! -mark