Do Make Say Think
|Do Make Say Think|
Do Make Say Think in concert at Art Rock (Saint-Brieuc)
|Origin||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Genres||Post-rock, experimental rock, jazz fusion, instrumental rock|
|Associated acts||Broken Social Scene
Valley of the Giants
|Past members||Jason Mackenzie|
The band formed in 1995 as a recording project for a Canadian youth dramatic production. They rehearsed for the production in an empty elementary school room. The four simple verbs 'Do', 'Make', 'Say' and 'Think' were painted on walls of the room, and the band adopted them as their name. In 1996, the band progressed as they practiced in the rehearsal room in the basement of the University of Toronto radio station CIUT.
The song "Chinatown" from 2002's & Yet & Yet is featured in the movie Syriana starring George Clooney, as well as The Corporation. The song "The Landlord is Dead" from Goodbye Enemy Airship the Landlord Is Dead and "Chinatown" from & Yet & Yet are also featured in the movie A Simple Curve.
The band's fifth full-length album, entitled You, You're a History in Rust, was released on Constellation Records on February 12, 2007 in Europe and February 26 in the rest of the world. The band toured North America and Europe to promote the release of the album, and released a tour EP, The Whole Story of Glory, to promote the Japanese leg of their tour.
In June 2009 at Luminato, Toronto's annual festival of arts and creativity, the band provided part of the live soundtrack for the outdoor screening (at Yonge-Dundas Square) of the 1919 silent German horror film Tales Of The Uncanny (Unheimliche Geschichten), alongside Canadian violinist Owen Pallett and electronica music artist Robert Lippok from Berlin, Germany.
Constellation Records released Do Make Say Think's sixth album, titled Other Truths, on October 6, 2009.
The band have announced that they have been working throughout 2013 on a new album, to be released in 2014.
- Ohad Benchetrit – guitar, bass guitar, saxophone, flute
- David Mitchell – drums
- James Payment – drums
- Justin Small – guitar, bass guitar, keyboard
- Charles Spearin – bass guitar, guitar, trumpet, cornet
- Julie Penner – violin, trumpet
- Michael Barth - trumpet
- Adam Marvy - trumpet
- Jason Mackenzie – keyboard, effects (departed after Goodbye Enemy Airship the Landlord Is Dead)
- Jay Baird – saxophone
- Brian Cram – trumpet
- Justin Small is also involved in a side project called Lullabye Arkestra as a drummer with his partner and bassist Katia Taylor. They have been produced by Benchetrit who, along with Spearin, records and tours with the Toronto group Broken Social Scene.
- Do Make Say Think are routinely joined on stage by trumpeter Brian Cram who, along with drummer James Payment, also perform in the metal band Gesundheit. They also provide horns and beats to local Toronto rock outfit Z'howndz.
- Spearin, Mitchell, and Benchetrit recorded an album together in 1997 under the moniker Microgroove, which put out a limited number of presses of their synthesizer and acoustic drum and bass beat working of jazz forms.
- Benchetrit and Mitchell were also involved in a side project called Sphyr, who released one album, A Poem for M, in 2003. This album is on Fire Records.
- Benchetrit's current solo project is called Years and released a self-titled album under that moniker in 2009.
- Spearin released 'The Happiness Project' in 2009, a collection of interviews with his neighbors set to music. The album was long-listed for the Polaris Prize.
- Do Make Say Think LP (1998)
- Besides EP (1999)
- Goodbye Enemy Airship the Landlord Is Dead LP (2000)
- & Yet & Yet LP (2002)
- Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn LP (2003)
- You, You're a History in Rust LP (2007)
- The Whole Story of Glory Japan-only Tour EP (2008)
- Other Truths LP (2009)
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- Official Do Make Say Think website
- Constellation Records' Do Make Say Think website
- Southern Records' Do Make Say Think website
- Mobile Man Boston, hosting live performance recordings in the Boston area.
- Do Make Say Think collection at the Internet Archive's live music archive
- Interview with Do Make Say Think at HEAVEmedia
- "Coming Out Party: Do Make Say Think Move Beyond Post-Rock" CBC Radio 3 Live Concert Session; text by Nicolas Bragg, photography by Verena Eickhoff