Tuesday, November 9, 2010

CD Review: Connecticut's Make Do And Mend's Punk Debut

Connecticut's newest punk-rockers Make Do And Mend have released their debut album "End Measured Mile" at the end of October. The album came out on Paper+Plastick/Panic Records which is owned by Less Than Jake drummer Vinnie Fiorello. Make Do And Mend will be performing on Friday, November 13 at the Cheshire Masonic Temple. The show is one of two CD release shows this weekend, the other is in Cambridge, MA on November 12.

The album hits you right from the opening guitar chords of "Unknowingly Strong" while the lyrics are shouted out of the speakers. You can almost feel lead singer shredding his vocal chords on the lyrics to "For A Dreamer" and "Stand/Stagger." Make Do And Mend find their energy on "Oak Square" and "Ghostal" as they mix tempos. The most mainstream alternative rock song on the album is "Thanks" with its mellow beginning and pop sounding lyrics. But, that comes to a crashing end with the hard-hitting album closers "Firewater" and "Night’s The Only Time Of Day."

Look for Make Do And Mend's full-length debut album is sure to leave its mark in the punk rock community. The band also has a holiday show scheduled on December 18 at Webster Hall in New York, NY. For more information on one of America's newest premier punk bands, check out their myspace page (www.myspace.com/makedoandmend).

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