| New York, New York|
Post-punk, Pop music
Outcast EP, Shiner EP
| Marianas Trench, Atlas Genius, Jukebox the Ghost, Melanie Martinez|
Jordan Topf (vocals, guitar)
Corey Mullee (guitar, synth)
Alex Pitta (bass)
Mainland is an American post-punk/rock band based in Brooklyn, New York. The current members are Jordan Topf, Corey Mullee, and Alex Pitta.
Members Corey and Jordan first met at a party, Jordan being in another band at the time. After leaving his former band, he reconnected with Corey to form Mainland. Alex worked at restaurant with Jordan and joined shortly after. The band’s name comes from a word Topf first heard used by his mother, who spoke of missing the mainland of California where she grew up. Said Topf, “It felt fitting for our story and how we met in New York City. There tends to always be a sense of nostalgia and longing in our music whether it be about a place or a person.”
In December 2015, Mainland released a 4 song EP titled “Outcast” under 300 Entertainment, the record label which they signed with earlier that year. The EP was released exclusively through Billboard Magazine. They toured with Canadian band Marianas Trench from January–February 2016. They were the opening act for Jukebox the Ghost in February 2016, and the opening act for Melanie Martinez's Cry Baby tour. In June 2016, they released their single “Beggars.”
Mainland’s single “Not As Cool As Me” was featured on Shake Shack’s Shack 10 playlist on Spotify, which features 10 popular songs playing in locations each month.
Collectively, Mainland’s influences include British bands such as The Cure, Depeche Mode, New Order, and The La’s. In Jordan Topf’s words, “We love the way those bands mask well-crafted pop songs with poignant lyrics.” Mainland also lists Michael Jackson, The Velvet Underground, and The Clash as artists that inspire them.Shiner EP (2014)
Outcast EP (2015)
Permission Slip (2016)
Permission Slip2016Mainland (band) Wikipedia
Not As Cool As MeOutcast EP · 2015