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UTG INTERVIEW: Make Do and Mend Embrace DIY and Stick to the Basics

DIY culture may not be the same as it was in the heyday of hardcore, but it’s far from gone. When Make Do and Mend decided the time had come to record a follow-up to their 2012 record, Everything You Ever Loved, they wanted to do it on their own terms.

Stay Close Records, the band’s own imprint ran through Rise Records, made the whole release cycle for Don’t Be Long all the more personal and genuine. Through this, a lot of the excess tied in with releasing music doesn’t need to be tolerated, but instead, could be avoided …

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Make Do And Mend Stream ‘Don’t Be Long’ In Full

After three long years of waiting and anticipation, a new album from Make Do And Mend will be gracing fans’ ears in Don’t Be Long, their latest material since 2012’s Everything You Ever Loved.

After putting up the title track and “Each Of Us” available for streaming, the full record has now been released for your listening pleasure via AV Club. Based on a first listen of the album, it’s as if no time has passed since their last effort. Make Do And Mend are ready to show themselves to the world again.

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Make Do And Mend Share New Track, “Each Of Us”

After announcing details for their long-awaited followup to 2012’s Everything You Have Ever Loved, Make Do And Mend caught fans by surprise by announcing their new album Don’t Be Long, which will be released on February 24 via Stay Close, their own imprint on Rise Records. Coinciding with the announcement, they also streamed the title track for a glimpse into the album.

Today, the band teamed up with BrooklynVegan to debut another song off the upcoming release, called “Each Of Us.” The song has more of a punk vibe to it than “Don’t Be Long” and it’s only …

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Make Do And Mend Announce New Album, Release Title Track

Connecticut-bread and Massachusetts-based post-hardcore outfit, Make Do And Mend, are scheduled to release a new record, entitled Don’t Be Long. Prior to this, the band’s last effort was their Rise Records debut, Everything You Ever Loved, in 2012. Although the new record has reportedly been finished, the release date and its cover art is yet to be unveiled. Make sure to check back for more updates.

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Make Do And Mend / The Flatliners Stream 7″

Make Do And Mend and The Flatliners are currently streaming their new 7″ on

Feel free to purchase the effort right here and let Under The Gun Review know what you think of it. Check out the small quote from the band below and enjoy the stream!

“Today we released a split 7″ with our brothers in The Flatliners. You can head over to absolutepunk to hear the whole thing, and then hopefully order it. Let us know what you think. xo”

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The Flatliners and Make Do And Mend Announce Split

The Flatliners and Make Do And Mend have announced they will be releasing a new 7″ split on June 18 on Rise Records, Property of Zack reports.

The release will consist of two tracks from each band. You can view the track list after the jump

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Cheap Girls Announce US Summer Tour Dates

Cheap Girls have announced their US Summer Tour dates with Make Do And Mend, Diamond Youth and Fake Problems.

This will be their second tour of the year, having just finished a UK tour supporting The Bouncing Souls for most of March. A list of tour dates can be seen below, continuing with several more after the jump.

5/17 Brooklyn, NY at the Knitting Factory +
5/19 Poughkeepsie, NY at the Chance + =
5/21 Pittsburgh, PA at the Smiling Moose
5/22 Syracuse, NY at Lost Horizon + =
5/23 Keyser, WV at Clancy’s # =

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WATCH: Make Do And Mend – “Insomniac Jams” (Acoustic)

Connecticut’s Make Do And Mend have been consistently on the road for the last several years with many songs to choose from, considering their ability to churn out album after album.

The Rise Records rock band is currently on the road in Europe. Earlier into their stay, frontman James Carrol performed “Insomniac Jams” acoustically. The song comes off of one of their earliest releases, their We’re All Just Living album that was put out in 2010 through Panic Records.

Follow the jump for a video of the performance, captured by the team at Compass and Square.

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STREAM: Make Do And Mend – “Cat Heaven” (Jets To Brazil Cover)

Leading up to the band’s upcoming European tour with Apologies, I Have None, Daylight, and Chain of Flowers, Make Do And Mend have put up a stream of their rendition of Jets To Brazil’s “Cat Heaven” on their website.

Make Do And Mend is a band that never ceases to continue progressing in their career with their constant touring schedule, it amazes me that they haven’t gotten bigger than where they are now. Be sure to follow the jump for a link to stream the cover song.

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Make Do And Mend Announce Connecticut Shooting Benefit With Misery Signals, European Tour Dates

Make Do And Mend will be performing a very special benefit show alongside Misery Signals on February 8 at the El ‘n’ Gee in New London, Connecticut. Proceeds from the show will continue to benefit those affected by the recent elementary school shootings in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.

“We are completely excited to say that we will be playing this show on February 8th in New London. We couldn’t refuse an opportunity to support a good cause and be a part of such a unique line up. It feels great to be sharing a show with such a diverse line up, …

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MUSIC VIDEO: Make Do And Mend – “Disassemble”

The punk rock group known as Make Do And Mend have recently unveiled the music video for the song “Disassembled”, which is taken from the album Everything You Ever Loved. You can watch the video by taking a look below the jump.

The band has a few tour dates in the US before the end of this year, and then in March they will invade a number of different countries in Europe and then the UK for a short stint. Be sure to head over to their Facebook page to see if they will be heading to a city …


Make Do And Mend Announce UK/European Tour

Boston, CT rockers Make Do And Mend will be traveling throughout the UK and Europe in 2013 and Under The Gun Review has the details.

This tour begins on March 1 in Holland and ends up on March 19 in Scotland so be sure to grab tickets when they are released by the band. Make Do And Mend are on the road currently supporting their new album, Everything You Ever Loved, that was released in June through Rise Records. Pick it up by heading over to iTunes now.

View the full listing of United Kingdom and European touring dates …