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Album Review: Make Do And Mend – “Don’t Be Long”

It’s taken three years but finally, Make Do And Mend plaster us with Don’t Be Long – an album that feels like an organic and melodic composition for a band that wants to move on from the rugged, throaty outlook of the past, but without discarding what made them who they are today. It’s a great middle ground in fact, as it’s aggressive, catchy at parts but still rough enough to roll with everything else in the MDAM catalog.

End Measured Mile is the litmus test when it comes to this band. You stack up to it or you don’t. Thankfully, they’ve never withered away from it. Don’t Be Long is much more toned down yet still right up their post-hardcore alley. This album’s reminiscent actually of what Touche Amore did with a more mainstream and accessible series of anthems in 2013’s Is Survived By. Cutting solos, jaded distortions on the pedals and crisp, cracking kitwork open up the title track to signal MDAM’s intent. James Carrol’s vocals are steady with emotion throughout yet still hoarse and longing to reach. His passion never wavers and it’s another great display from him.

They lower the tempo on “Sin Amor” and “Sin Miedo” to bring out a much bigger storytelling tapestry and it’s in these tracks, we see how best they shape things. It’s a welcomed shift and a great change of pace. Much more radio-friendly but still primed for underground moshing sessions. As the acoustic “I Don’t Wonder At All” unwinds the closing segments of the album, it’s very apparent that MDAM are all about progression and evolution. Sonically, they’ve outdone themselves without trying too hard. Their musicianship continues to be telling and as far as Don’t Be Long goes, it’s definitely one that takes the best of both worlds – the old and the new – and melds them quite well. The wait was no doubt, worth it.

3.5/5 Stars

Make Do And Mend stream new album “Don’t Be Long”

Make Do And Mend are streaming their upcoming album, Don’t Be Long in its entirety right here.

Don’t Be Long is slated for release on February 24th through the band’s own imprint, Stay Close Records, which is in partnership with Rise Records.

Make Do And Mend’s last album Everything You Ever Loved was released in 2012 through Rise Records. They have since released a split 7-inch with The Flatliners.

Typesetter announces US tour

Chicago’s Typesetter have announced a small run of US tour dates leading up to the band’s appearance at this year’s SXSW, as well as some after. You can check out the list of dates and locations below.

Typesetter released their debut album, Wild’s End, on October 14, 2014 through Black Numbers.

Make Do And Mend premiere new song, announce tour dates and album tracklisting

Make Do And Mend have premiered a new song titled “Each Of Us” off of their upcoming album, Don’t Be Long. You can check out the song, upcoming tour dates, and the full album tracklisting below.

Don’t Be Long is slated for release on February 24th. The band will release the album through their own imprint, Stay Close Records, which is in partnership with Rise Records.

Make Do And Mend released their last album Everything You Ever Loved in 2012 through Rise Records. They have since released a split 7-inch with The Flatliners.

Sweet Disasters: The 17 Side Projects of Hot Water Music

Hot Water Music has had a long and varied career, spanning over 20 years, 7 studio albums, 3 compilation records, and 2 live albums. But that wasn’t enough for Chuck Ragan (co-vocalist/guitar), Chris Wollard (co-vocalist/guitar), Jason Black (bass) and George Rebelo (drums), who all have had illustrious careers with varied side projects as well. Here, we try to catalog all the members various side projects once and for all, if for no other reason than to expand the purist record nerd’s never-ending search for the Baroque 7” that Chris Wollard may or may not have played on in 1997.

Check out a comprehensive list of all the various Hot Water Music member side projects below and let us know if we missed any.

Stay Clean Jolene stream new full-length

Manchester gruff punk act Stay Clean Jolene have released their self-titled full-length today via Drunken Sailor, Dead Broke Rekerds and Bombed Out Records and you can stream the entire thing right here.

Make Do and Mend announce new album “Don’t Be Long”

Make Do And Mend have announced that they’ve recorded a new full-length album titled Don’t Be Long. Due out February 24th, the band will release the album through their own imprint, Stay Close Records, which is in partnership with Rise Records. Stream the title track from the album here.

Make Do And Mend released their last album Everything You Ever Loved in 2012 through Rise Records. They have since released a split 7-inch with The Flatliners.

Hot Water Music announces 20th anniversary retrospective LP collection

Long running Gainesville, Florida punk rockers Hot Water Music have announced that they will be releasing a 20th Anniversary Retrospective compilation. The 4 LP collection will feature songs from all seven of their full length albums, as well as various singles and splits. You can view the retrospective’s track list below.

This collection will be a limited edition pressing on 180 gram vinyl, and you can pre-order your copy here

Stay Clean Jolene stream new song “Easy Target”

Manchester punk act Stay Clean Jolene will be releasing their debut full-length Heads & Breakables soon but, in the meantime, you can check out a stream of their new song “Easy Target” here.

Heads & Breakables will be out via Drunken Sailor/Dead Broke Rekerds and Bombed Out Records sometime this year.

You can listen to the previously released title track of the album here, and the demo of their new song Replica here.

Album Review: Typesetter – “Wild’s End”

Chicago’s Typesetter feels made for comparison with many other bands. The Gaslight Anthem, Nightmares For A Week and Against Me! – to name a few. They follow a flushed narrative with a perpetually mature rock n’ roll sound that throws back to one record and one band most of all though. That’s Restorations’ LP2. If Restorations were more punk you’d have these dudes. The dearth of whoa-ohs and the huge, expansive guitar-driven atmosphere give so much credence to this statement which makes Wild’s End one of the most fun records of the year.

“So What’s Your Future” and “Sunday’s Best” best sum up the Restorations comparison. What strikes home even more is Typesetter feels more free and unrestrained than most bands I mentioned above. The solo-laden and liberal jams identify this a lot. They mix it up so well too. Things feel grungier as well on “Settling” but what really works is that amid the band’s thick, crunchy and curse-worded disposition, there’s so much melody and harmony in a versatile novel which no doubt helps paint Chicago the same way Joe Loudon brings Philly to life.

“Nietzsche in Florida” is one of the slower jams and as much as it feels ripped from the ’90s, it still connects as a modern post-rock jam which establishes why Typesetter shouldn’t be ignored. This time around, they’re more indie-punk and more loose-lipped to help map a musical drive that really knows no bounds. At times, some tracks meander or feel to long and worn but overall, Wild’s End has a certain allure. It’s one of those records that encapsulates life and will trap you. I chalk most of this down to the cutting, distorted guitars but ultimately, their varied sound makes one attribute so hard to pin down. All-round, Wild’s End delivers and I can see Typesetter definitely earning a big spot on many 2014 wow-lists.

4/5 Stars

Random Cover Song: The Draft – “Little Mascara” (The Replacements)

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.

Tonight’s cover comes from the post-Hot Water Music project, The Draft, and their cover of The Replacements tune “Little Mascara”. The original version appeared on The Replacements 1984 album Tim, while The Draft recorded their cover for the 2006 compilation album We’ll Inherit the Earth: A Tribute to the Replacements.

You can listen to both versions of “Little Mascara” below.

Make Do And Mend to celebrate 4th anniversary of “End Measured Mile” by playing album in its entirety at The Fest

Make Do And Mend have announced they will be celebrating the 4th anniversary of their debut album End Measured Mile by playing the entire thing at this year’s edition of The Fest in Gainesville, Florida.

The band will be performing on Friday, October 31st at 8 Seconds, and their set starts around 9:4opm. Those who have a Fest 13 pass can get in for free, and those who don’t can purchase tickets here or at the door.

Make Do And Mend released their latest full-length album Everything You Ever Loved in 2012 through Rise Records. They have since released a split 7-inch with The Flatliners.

New Colonies (members of Rumspringer and Seas Will Rise) release debut EP as free download

If you’re into gruff sounding punk acts in the vein of Leatherface, Hot Water Music, Off With Their Heads, etc you’ll want to check out New Colonies. They’re a new band from Tempe, Arizona featuring members of Rumspringer and Seas Will Rise and they’ve just released their debut EP. Stream it below and if you dig it you can download that bad boy for free on Bandcamp.

Music Video: Hell & Back – “Negative Adjectives”

German punk act Hell & Back has released a music video for their song “Negative Adjectives”. The track comes off of their debut album, Heartattack, and you can watch the video below.

Hell & Back released Heartattack on March 1, 2014

New Music: Totally Slow (Greensboro garage/surf/punk) – “Blank Paper Sides”

Brand new music from self-described Greensboro, NC-based “garage Rock surf punk rock jazz hands casserole” Totally Slow for your Hump Day evening. It’s a new track called “Blank Paper Sides,” and you can check out the exclusive stream here.

“Blank Paper Sides” appears on Totally Slow’s upcoming split release with Black Market. The split will be released by Self Aware Records; pre-order yours here.