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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.



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.



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.



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.



Alcoa to release new EP “Thank You” on Bridge Nine Records

New Hampshire folk/punk artist Alcoa (also known as Defeater frontman Derek Archambault) has announced the release of a new EP titled Thank You.  The title apparently stems from Archambault’s successful crowd-sourcing campaign to raise money for his hip replacement surgery.

The EP, which features covers of tracks by Make Do And Mend, I Am The Avalanche, Defeater, and more, will be released on December 2nd via Bridge Nine Records.  You can check out the track listing below.



The Flatliners & Make Do And Mend stream entire new split 7-inch

The Flatliners and Make Do And Mend are streaming new split 7-inch, which was released today (June 18th) via Rise Records, in its entirety.

You can check it out right here.

The Flatliners’ new album “Dead Language” is set to be released on September 17th through Fat Wreck Chords. Make Do And Mend released their last album “Everything You Ever Loved” in 2012.



The Flatliners and Make Do And Mend announce split

On June 18th, Rise Records will present a split 7″ between The Flatliners and Make Do And Mend. Click here to listen to a teaser and check out the tracklisting.

You can pre-order the split right over here.



Cheap Girls and Make Do and Mend announce co-headlining tour

Cheap Girls and Make Do and Mend have announced a co-headlining tour with support from Diamond Youth. The tour kicks off May 17 and carries through the middle of June. Check out the dates here.

 

 



Make Do And Mend post video for acoustic version of “Insomniac Jams”

Hartford, CT punks Make Do and Mend have released an acoustic video of “Insomniac Jams” off their 2010 ep “We’re all Just Living”.

Click here to watch the video.

Make Do And Mend put out their latest album ‘Everything You Ever Loved’ last year on Rise Records.



Anberlin announce Canadian tour dates w/ Make Do And Mend & Paper Route

Florida emo group Anberlin have announced that, next month, they will be hitting the road for a Canadian tour with support from Make Do And Mend and Paper Route.

You can check out a full list of dates and locations on the tour here.

Anberlin last released “Vital” in October, 2012 via Universal Republic Records.



Make Do and Mend announce Europe/UK tour with Apologies, I Have None, Daylight and Chain of Flowers

Hartford, CT punks Make Do and Mend have announced a monthlong string of tourdates in Europe and the UK with Apologies, I Have None, Daylight, and Chain of Flowers.

You can check out the dates here.

Make Do and Mend released their last album, Everything You Ever Loved, last year on Rise Records.



Make Do and Mend cover Jets to Brazil’s “Cat Heaven”

Hartford, CT punk rock band Make Do and Mend has released a cover via SoundCloud of Jets to Brazil’s “Cat Heaven.”

You can hear the cover and view their European tour dates by clicking here.



Make Do and Mend stream b-side “3/4”

Connecticut gravelcore punks Make Do And Mend are streaming a b-side titled “3/4”. The song appears on the Lucky 7-inch single.

You can listen to it right here.

“Lucky”, the single of which “3/4” is a b-side of, appears on the band’s second studio album, Everything You Ever Loved, which was released last June via Rise Records.



Make Do And Mend release music video for “Disassemble”

Connecticut gravelcore punks Make Do And Mend have premiered a music video for their song “Disassemble” and you can check it out right here.

“Disassemble” appears on the band’s second studio album, Everything You Ever Loved, released last June via Rise Records.

Make Do And Mend have a run of European tour dates to follow their dates in Canada/Northeast US with Seahaven and Young Statues. Check the dates out here.