Sunday, January 27, 2013

Thank you one and all, now here's something free!

I'm too lazy to re-type something up for this so here's a copypasta from facebook:

"Hey, y'all! So this is a little bit late, but to thank you all for the support you've given us through 2012, which was a great year for us, here's a NEW and FREE track for your downloading pleasure. It's sort of an outtake for an album which doesn't exist. We don't really know...but we hope you enjoy it nonetheless!"

If you want it, grab it here:


Cheers and thank you!
-MAKE

Thursday, January 17, 2013

New album from The Pod up for pre-order:

"The Pod", otherwise known as the solo project of MAKE guitarist Scott Endres, has finished work on a new record titled 'Assassins in the Mirrored Hall' (mastered by MAKE's usual partner in crime, Nick Petersen) and is available for pre-order today.

The pre-order will stay up until enough funds have been raised (either through pre-order sales or Scott's paychecks) to press a bundle of CDs (those who pre-order will, of course, receive the CD once funds have been raised and the CDs are pressed). All pre-orders will give you an immediate digital download of the album along with two pre-order-exclusive bonus tracks not available later on or anywhere else. In addition, the first 20 pre-orders will come bundled with the first The Pod CD, 'Satellite'. And in addition to that the first 10 pre-orders will receive Scott's old psych-rock band SUNTAN's full length 'Send You Home' CD.

This pre-order package deal will update as disc bonuses sell out. If for any reason you wish to opt out of any bonus discs or physical copies, just say so in a message via bandcamp. Liner notes will appear on the physical CD and there will be a special section of thank yous for everyone who pre-orders as a gesture of sincere gratitude.


^ Click this image to visit bandcamp page ^

Or if you'd rather not click that image, you can listen straight away right here:





Photo by Julianna Thomas


Here are a few details about this record which may be of interest to you:

* The record is largely inspired by and loosely based on The Book of the New Sun series by Gene Wolfe.

* The Pod in general is comprised of compositions from improvisations which are later cut apart, manipulated and assembled together.

* Both Spencer Lee and Matt Stevenson of MAKE have appearances on this record.

Cheers and thanks for listening!








Thursday, December 27, 2012

2012.

Well here we are at the end of another long year. A heck of a lot has happened in camp MAKE in 2012 but I'm not going to walk us all back through it. Rather, I'd like to give a special shout-out first to a few people who impacted our year in ways we couldn't have predicted. So, to Darren Taylor, Phil Rhodes, Michelle Temple and Grayson Currin...from the bottom of our hearts: THANK YOU. You know what and you know why.

Second, a huge, heaping pile of eternal gratitude to every reviewer and publication who took the time to not only listen to our music but put their feelings about it in print, every venue, promoter and band we had the pleasure to work or play with and every single one of you who supported us by coming to our shows, through social media or buying our records and helping to put some of that money back in the band fund. Without you this wouldn't be very fun at all, so thank you. We hope to continue pleasing you as we explore the areas of sound which surround us.

Which brings us to the future. While we do not know exactly what 2013 will bring for MAKE, of this we are certain: No matter how it has to happen, 2013 will see the full-length follow-up to 'Trephine' and who knows...maybe more.

One other thing for certain: We'll be playing the last goddamn metal show which DIVEbar in Raleigh will ever host. It's this Saturday night, the 29th. Come help us celebrate the new year's approach! 
 R.I.P. DIVEbar 2012.

But hey, it's not all about us. Here's a small insight into our minds with a few of our favorite records of 2012:

Scott:

Scott Walker - 'Bish Bosch'
Oren Ambarchi - 'Audience of One'

Spencer:

Swans - 'The Seer'
Dragged Into Sunlight - 'Widowmaker'

Matt:

Carlton Melton - 'Photos of Photos'
Carter Tutti Void - 'Transverse'

Pretty goddamn good list if you ask me. Take care, world out there.

-MAKE

Addendum: I forgot to make mention about the 2012 Year End lists. Whether they were your personal lists you've shared or the official lists your publication made...we thank you. There is so much music produced every year and for our own to even be considered by any of you is a very high honor. We hope you enjoy the next record even more. Three cheers from the three of us, here's to the new year!!!


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

'Axis' EP is officially available!

And if you want a copy, all you have to do is go here: http://thebandmake.bandcamp.com/album/axis

We've also got a couple bundle deals up while supplies last...And before you ask, no, unfortunately we do not have any tentative plans to press Axis on CD or vinyl so this version is it for the time being. Cheers and thank you for listening!






HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM MAKE!!


Friday, October 19, 2012

New EP 'Axis' Release Date is 11/1/12

On November 1st, 2012 we'll be releasing our latest EP, 'Axis', on Black Iron Records (that's us) as a digital download via Bandcamp. We'll include a PDF of liner notes then, but for now here's 
the cover art and tracklisting:

  1. Axis
  2. Chimera
  3. The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters

Monday, October 1, 2012

666 "Likes" Contest Winner!



Not the biggest deal in the world but hey, it'll only happen once! And as promised, we said we'd draw a name out of a hat (or in this case, a brown plastic crate) so we did:




Mike, message us with your address and we'll send that stuff off to ya! If you already have 'Trephine' you can opt to: give a copy to a friend, ask us for the EP instead or take the copy to your local record store and put it on consignment and make a buck, yes!

Cheers to everybody who's supported us over the years! We're heading back to the studio in less than two weeks so there will be more updates to come soon!