Forming in 2007 in Providence, Rhode Island, MakeupBreakup has been steadily calculating their rise. Soon after uniting, Mikeylams and Zan (former members of A Trillion Barnacle Lapse) signed to California's S.A.F. Records for the release of "We Prefer Not To…", their debut EP. Released on August 19th, 2008, "We Prefer Not To…" received widespread acclaim, being sonically linked to New Order, John Hughes soundtracks, and “Golden Years” Bowie, culminating in a glossy spot in Outburn Magazine. Local recognition was also in order, as The Providence Phoenix named "We Prefer Not To…" among the best local albums of the year and the band as one of the area's premiere acts. Similar success followed on radio, with the EP charting as high as 120 on the CMJ 200 charts, holding its ground for more than a month. The boys have continually supported the EP on the road, with multiple tours under their belts, and opening slots for acts such as Inner Party System, Diplo, and Health...
On August 31st, 2010, MakeupBreakup released their debut LP, "SCENTS", a nine song masterclass written, recorded, and produced by the band itself. The LP found a home on Cozy Music, with press/promotion by Dave Clifford of the US/THEM Group. The release was followed by more touring, which saw the boys making it rain like it was no business. Two of the LP's singles made headway on Amazon and Sprint.com, charting highly as freely available downloads, and publishing deals were signed...
Looking forward to 2011, MakeupBreakup have been in the lab, writing and demoing 10 new tracks which will comprise their sophomore LP entitled "THE ITALIAN NIGHTMARE". The material shows the band experimenting with a darker, more raw sound, reminiscent of their post-punk roots. The LP will be released on 08/16/11 via Cozy Music.