Make Do And Mend
West Hartford, Connecticut
Formed in West Hartford in 2006, the band would later relocate to Boston. In 2007, they self-released their EP We're All Just Living (which was later re-released on Panic Records). This release was followed up by another EP entitled Bodies of Water, which was also released on Panic in 2009.
In 2010, after a year of touring with the likes of The Wonder Years, Set Your Goals, Shook Ones, Comeback Kid and Title Fight they released their debut LP, End Measured Mile, which was met with critical acclaim. The album featured guest vocals by Jordan Dreyer, of fellow Wave band, La Dispute. The band later signed with Paper + Plastick to release the album on vinyl. Later in 2011, they released a split 7" with another fellow Wave band, Touché Amoré.
They will make their first trip to Australia in September–October 2011 as part of the Soundwave Revolution Festival. They will also embark on the 'Clash Battle Guilt Pride' album release tour with Polar Bear Club, Fireworks, Balance and Composure and Such Gold.
It was announced in July 2011, that UK-based independent record label, Holy Roar Records, would release Make Do and Mend's discography on a double LP. It will include the Bodies of Water and We're All Just Living EP's and End Measured Mile.
The band announced they had signed with Rise Records and would be recording a new album in February 2012, titled "Everything You Ever Loved" with an expected release in Summer 2012. The record is being recorded with Matt Bayles, who has worked with Mastodon, Minus the Bear, and Botch. In April 2012, the release was set on June 19th.
In January 2012, Luke Schwartz joined the band replacing Mike Poulin on bass.
In June 2012, the band released their new album, "Everything You Ever Loved" on Rise Records to critical acclaim.