Preorders for Make Do and Mend's new record, Everything You Ever Loved, are now up on MerchNow. The vinyl options are a tri-color wedge, limited to 200 units, available in a $60 bundle with two t-shirts and a photo book, 300 ultra clear vinyl, 500 deep purple vinyl, and 500 gold vinyl. You can also see their music video for "Lucky" in the replies.
Rise Records just posted on Facebook that they will be re-releasing Transit's Listen and Forgive this summer with some bonus songs, including a "rock" version of "Skipping Stone." The band will be recording a music video for that same song while they're touring England.
A brand-new Make Do and Mend song was premiered today on BBC Radio 1. Right now, you can stream the song right here if you fast forward to 1:26:05. The new track is titled "Lucky" and it's the eighth song on the group's Rise Records debut full-length, Everything That You've Ever Loved. If the link changes, we'll try to update it as soon as we can.
Make Do and Mendwill be releasing a new song on Daniel Carter's BBC Radio 1 rock show tonight. This will be the first track from the band's Rise Records debut full-length, Everything You Ever Loved. We'll post a link to the song when it is available to stream. You can also check out two acoustic song performances in the replies.
This Is Hell vocalist Travis Reilly has posted a blog right before the band embarks on a 3 week tour of the East Coast/Midwest. Check out the blog here, and be sure and pick up the band's latest album, Black Mass, out now on Rise Records.
2) Boy, You're Gonna Hurt Someone
3) State of Grace
4) Drown In It
5) Drag My Body
8) Wrong Way
9) Take No Prisoners
10) Pledge Wore Thin
11) No End Left In Sight
12) The Traps
13) Paid In Full
I've heard some people call Rise Records the new Victory Records, and I guess I get the comparison from a certain standpoint - but I gotta admit: the emails I get after I crack a joke about a Rise Records' band on the homepage are always lighthearted and good spirited. When I used to make jokes about Victory stuff, the emails were basically threatening. Gotta give Rise a lot of credit. Plus, they're in my neck of the woods, are signing a lot of really good bands, and bringing in Matthew Gordner to do A&R work has been brilliant.
Miss May I will enter The Machine Shop studios starting in early January to begin work on their 3rd release for Rise Records, which is tentatively scheduled to drop in spring 2012. The LP will be produced by Machine (Chiodos, Every Time I Die, Lamb Of God, Four Year Strong) and according to bassist/clean vocalist Ryan Neff, will be the band's "most metal and dynamic release thus far."
Make Do and Mend will release a full-length album on Rise Records in 2012, as announced in AltPress' list of 2012's most anticipated album releases. It is estimated for a summer release. The record will be the band's first for Rise and recording will begin February 20 with producer Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Rocky Votolato, Botch).
I recently did a short interview with Rise Records owner Craig Ericson, which can be read here, talking about the label's recent activity and the "core Rise fans" and their reactions to the label's recent signings.
Rise Records will be releasing a 4-way split 7" featuring Saves The Day, Bayside, Transit, and I Am The Avalanche. It will be available late October on their upcoming tour together. Head to the replies for the artwork and tracklisting.