Make Do and Mend

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Make Do and Mend
Make Do And Mend - Band Photo.jpg
Background information
OriginWest Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Years active2003–present
LabelsStay Close, Rise, Panic, Paper + Plastick, Holy Roar
Associated actsDefeater, Touché Amoré
MembersJames Carroll
Mike O'Toole
Matt Carroll
Luke Schwartz
Past membersMike Poulin
Pat Kelliher
Tim Casey

Make Do and Mend is an American post-hardcore band from West Hartford, Connecticut, that formed in 2006, who now live in Boston, Massachusetts. They have released 2 EPs on Panic Records, a split with Touché Amoré a full length in 2010 on Panic Records and Paper + Plastick and a full length in 2012 on Rise Records. While technically members of "The Wave", along with La Dispute, Touché Amoré, Pianos Become the Teeth, and Defeater, the band has since clarified that "The Wave" was merely an inside joke between those bands and does not represent a particular movement or subgenre in post-hardcore.[2]


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.[3]

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.[4][5] The album featured guest vocals by Lee Hartney & 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 made their first trip to Australia in September–October 2011 as part of the Soundwave Revolution Festival.[6] They also embarked on the 'Clash Battle Guilt Pride' album release tour with Polar Bear Club, Fireworks, Balance and Composure and Such Gold.[7]

On November 22, 2011 they released through Paper + Plastick a new EP called Part and Parcel. It includes three acoustic versions of songs from their debut album 'End Measured Mile', one original song, a song from the Mixed Signals compilation on Run For Cover Records, and a cover of Touché Amoré.

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 includes the Bodies of Water and We're All Just Living EPs and End Measured Mile.[8]

The band announced they had signed with Rise Records and were to be recording a new album in February 2012, titled "Everything You Ever Loved" with an expected release in Summer 2012. The record was recorded with Matt Bayles, who has worked with Mastodon, Minus the Bear, and Botch.[9] In April 2012, the release was set on June 19.[10]

In January 2012, Luke Schwartz joined the band replacing Mike Poulin on bass.[11]

In June 2012, the band released their new album, "Everything You Ever Loved" on Rise Records [12] to critical acclaim [13]



Studio albums[edit]

  • End Measured Mile (Paper + Plastick, Panic Records, 2010)
  • Everything You Ever Loved (Rise Records, 2012)
  • Don't Be Long (Rise, 2015)


  • "Intensity in Ten Cities" (self-released, 2006)
  • We're All Just Living (self-released, Panic, 2007)
  • Bodies of Water (Panic, 2009)
  • Part and Parcel (Paper + Plastick, 2011)


  • Make Do and Mend/Touché Amoré Split (Panic, 2010)
  • Make Do and Mend/The Flatliners Split (Rise, 2013)

Music videos[edit]

  • "Bitter Work" (2008)
  • "Oak Square" (2010)
  • "Transparent Seas" (2011)
  • "Unknowingly Strong" [Acoustic] (2012)
  • "Lucky" (2012)
  • "Disassemble" (2012)


  • Carry The Torch: A Tribute to Kid Dynamite (Get Outta Town Records, 2009)
  • Vans Warped Tour 2012 Compilation (SideOneDummy Records, 2012)


  1. ^ Cohen, Ian (December 30, 2014). "The Year In Post-Hardcore: Has the New Wave Crested?". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved April 15, 2016. [the] so-called ["New Wave of Post-Hardcore"] were some of the most exciting bands going; Touché Amoré, La Dispute, Defeater, Pianos Become the Teeth, and Make Do and Mend were considered the core...
  2. ^ "Video Podcast: Make Do And Mend". Archived from the original on 2013-11-09. Retrieved 2015-05-22.
  3. ^ "Make Do And Mend". Retrieved 2011-12-29.
  4. ^ "Make Do and Mend - End Measured Mile". Retrieved 2011-12-29.
  5. ^ "Make Do and Mend - End Measured Mile (album review)". Sputnikmusic. 2010-10-27. Retrieved 2011-12-29.
  6. ^ Archived from the original on May 25, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2011. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "Polar Bear Club announce 'Clash Battle Guilt Pride'". Retrieved 2011-12-29.
  8. ^ "Make Do And Mend by Make Do And Mend". Holy Roar Records. Retrieved 2011-12-29.
  9. ^ "Make Do and Mend Sign with Rise Records, Recording New Record With With Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Rocky Votolato, Minus The Bear, Botch)". The 1st Five. 2011-12-01. Retrieved 2011-12-29.
  10. ^ "MTS Collective :: Make Do And Mend - "Everything You Ever Loved" (June 19th, Rise Records)". 2012-04-19. Retrieved 2015-05-22.
  11. ^ [1]
  12. ^ "Stream Make Do And Mend's new album, "Everything You Ever Loved"". 2012-06-17. Retrieved 2012-07-03.
  13. ^ "Make Do And Mend - Everything You Ever Loved". 2012-06-18. Retrieved 2012-07-03.

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