MAKE DO AND MEND have launched pre-orders for their upcoming full length, Don’t Be Long, due out February 24th via Stay Close in partnership with Rise Records. To celebrate, the band has teamed with BrooklynVegan to premiere “Each Of Us,” a brand new track from the album.
“Each Of Us” captures the band’s trademark ability to draw from a variety of influences to craft a powerful sound that is all their own. The song’s driving verses give way to the kind of explosive chorus that MAKE DO AND MEND excel at, offering another taste of the dynamic music found on Don’t Be Long.
The band has also announced a series of record release shows in the United States and Canada.
Though the band formed in Hartford, Connecticut, all four members of MAKE DO AND MEND now reside in different states across the country. Despite their geographical disconnect, the four piece was able to come together to create Don’t Be Long, their third full-length release following 2010’s End Measured Mile and 2012’s Everything You Ever Loved.
After close to a decade of existence, 8 studio efforts under their belt, including splits with the likes of Touché Amoré and The Flatliners, and extensive touring worldwide, MAKE DO AND MEND have channelled all of their experience into the making of Don’t Be Long. The album was recorded by Nick Bellmore at Dexter’s Lab in Milford, Connecticut, and Jay Maas at Getaway Records in Haverhill, Massachusetts, as well as mixed by Maas, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Engineering in Portland, Oregon.
The Don’t Be Long delivers 11 songs that showcase the band’s now trademark avidity for creating music endearingly familiar, and yet charmingly elusive. Like MAKE DO AND MEND‘s career to date, Don’t Be Long‘s value is paradoxical. Valuable and yet somehow alien all for it’s unceasing eagerness to provide the listener with something rugged and true.
3/20 Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck Bar
3/21 Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo
3/22 Quebec City, QC @ Bar A La Source de la Martiniere
3/26 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
3/27 New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
3/28 North Haven, CT @ Up All Night Collective