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Loose Planes (Fireworks, MDAM Members) Release New Song

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 20, 2013

Loose Planes, a band featuring Kyle O’Neil of Fireworks and Luke Schwartz of Make Do And Mend, have released a new song called “Licking Cement.” Stream the song below after the jump.

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Members Of Fireworks, Make Do And Mend Start Loose Planes 

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Members Of Fireworks, Make Do And Mend Start Loose Planes

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 6, 2013

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Kyle O’Neil (Fireworks), Luke Schwartz (Make Do And Mend), Brent Mosser, andTeddy Roberts have started Loose Planes. Stream a first song called “Cave” below after the jump.

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Defeater Record Release Show With PBTT, MDAM

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 14, 2013

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Defeater will be playing a hometown show on September 29th at the Sinclair in Cambridge, MA with Pianos Become The Teeth and Make Do And Mend. Stream the band’s new album, Letters Home, in full below after the jump. 

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POZ Review: Make Do And Mend, The Flatliners - Split

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 1, 2013

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*This review was composed by Zac Lomas and edited by Erik van Rheenen

Stick To Your Guns and The Story So Far. Anti-Flag and Hostage Calm. Title Fight and Touché Amoré. Splits are making a comeback, and I for one welcome their return. The split is as much a part of “punk rock” tradition as the mosh pit, and both Make Do And Mend and The Flatliners do their fair share of upping the proverbial punx on this split release. While pairing up the melody-driven rockers in Make Do And Mend with the chaotic punk revivalists The Flatliners may seem unconventional, this split works, relying heavily on the shared passion and sincerity of both bands.

Make Do And Mend’s half of the split includes the seemingly related tracks “Don’t” and “Tell Me,” which may be some of the most straightforward songs of the band’s career. While both tracks retain the rich complexities so deeply engrained in the band’s sound, they also follow a distinctly pointed and singular trajectory, which makes for an easy listening experience. James Carroll’s vocals on “Don’t” are rougher than any of his previous work, clearly channeling his inner Chuck Ragan in a successful effort to inject pure passion into lyrics like, “When do you admit that you’re done? / Because God only knows what they’ll say about me when the curtains have finally drawn.”

“Tell Me,” on the other hand, leans farther toward the reserved melodic end of the spectrum.  More conventional vocals from Carroll, combined with Mike O’Toole’s irresistible hooks make this track feel like the Make Do And Mend listeners have grown to love. “Tell Me” is the go-to track from this split, dominating both sides of the record. One can only hope that it’ll find its way into the band’s live set sometime in the near future.

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Make Do And Mend, The Flatliners Split Stream

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 18, 2013

Make Do And Mend and The Flatliners' split is officially out via Rise Records. Stream it in full via AbsolutePunk here and listen to a teaser below after the jump. 

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POZ Stream: Monuments - “Howl (Ft. James Carroll Of MDAM)”

by Zack Zarrillo - May 22, 2013

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PropertyOfZack is happy to be streaming a new song from Australia’s Monuments called “Howl” that features James Carroll of Make Do And Mend on vocals. The band’s debut album, Existence, was recorded by Jay Maas and will be released in August via Hindsight Records. Stream “Howl” below after the jump!

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POZ Contest: Make Do And Mend, Cheap Girls, Diamond Youth - Tickets

by Zack Zarrillo - May 8, 2013

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Make Do And MendCheap Girls, and Diamond Youth are going out on a rad spring/summer tour with May and June, and PropertyOfZack is stoked to be doing four more ticket contests with the bands to give fans chances to go to any date of the tour they please. This round of the contests will end on Wednesday, May 8th, so check out the dates here and find out how to enter below!

To win MDAM, CG, DMND YTH tix you must do each of the following things:

POZ Contest: Make Do And Mend, Cheap Girls, Diamond Youth - Tickets

by Zack Zarrillo - May 3, 2013

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Make Do And MendCheap Girls, and Diamond Youth are going out on a rad spring/summer tour with May and June, and PropertyOfZack is stoked to be doing five more ticket contests with the bands to give fans chances to go to any date of the tour they please. This round of the contests will end on Wednesday, May 8th, so check out the dates here and find out how to enter below!

To win MDAM, CG, DMND YTH tix you must do each of the following things:

Make Do And Mend, The Flatliners Announce Split; Artwork, Track Listing, Teaser Released

by Zack Zarrillo - May 3, 2013

Make Do And Mend and The Flatliners will be releasing a new split via Rise Records on June 18th. Check out song teasers, artwork, and track listings below!

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POZ Contest: Make Do And Mend, Cheap Girls, Diamond Youth - Tickets

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 30, 2013

Make Do And MendCheap Girls, and Diamond Youth are going out on a rad spring/summer tour with May and June, and PropertyOfZack is stoked to be doing six ticket contests with the bands to give fans chances to go to any date of the tour they please. This round of the contests will end on Friday, May 3rd, so check out the dates here and find out how to enter below!

To win MDAM, CG, DMND YTH tix you must do each of the following things:

POZ Presents: The Weekly Tour Round-Up

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 7, 2013

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It’s time for The Weekly Tour Round-Up! There are a ton of great tours going on this winter and more are getting announced each week! Below you’ll find all the tours going on over the next few months, with newly announced tours listed above previously announced tours. So check out all the tours if you’ve missed any of them and make sure to mark them down on your calendars!

New Tours:

POZ Sponsored Shows 
Forever Came Calling, Heart To Heart, Last Call [Now-04/21]
 
BoySetsFire, No Trigger, Pentimento, Light Years, Maker [05/24-05/26]

North America  
The Wonder Years 24 Hour Record Release [05/10-05/11] 
Pity Sex, Run Forever [05/14-05/21] 
For The Fallen Dreams, Sworn In [05/16-06/14] 
Make Do And Mend, Cheap Girls, Diamond [05/17-06/16] 
Tigers Jaw, PBTT, Sainthood Reps [05/23-06/23] 
The Menzingers, Fake Problems, CWS [05/24-6/12] 
Say Anything, Eisley [06/06-07/12]
Transplants, Rancid [06/11-06/23]

Asia
The Used, Silverstein [05/13-05/16]

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Make Do And Mend, Cheap Girls, Diamond Youth Announce Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 3, 2013

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Make Do And Mend, Cheap Girls, and Diamond Youth are heading out on tour this May and June. Check out the dates below by clicking “Read More!” 

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Make Do And Mend “Insomniac Jams” Acoustic Performance

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 20, 2013

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Check out an acoustic version of Make Do And Mend's “Insomniac Jams” below by clicking “Read More.”

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Anti-Flag 20th Anniversary Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 11, 2013

Anti-Flag will be do 20th anniversary dates with Hostage Calm, Make Do And Mend, The Swellers, and others this spring. Check out the dates below by clicking “Read More.”

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POZ Presents: The Weekly Tour Round-Up

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 10, 2013

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It’s time for The Weekly Tour Round-Up! There are a ton of great tours going on this winter and more are getting announced each week! Below you’ll find all the tours going on over the next few months, with newly announced tours listed above previously announced tours. So check out all the tours if you’ve missed any of them and make sure to mark them down on your calendars!

New Tours:

POZ Sponsored Shows 
Prawn, Gates [03/15-03/24]
Forever Came Calling, Heart To Heart, Last Call [03/20-04/21]
 
BoySetsFire, No Trigger, Pentimento, Light Years, Maker [05/24-05/26]

North America  
Set It Off, I The Mighty [04/11-04/26] 
Anberlin, Make Do And Mend [04/11-04/29] 
He Is We [04/17-04/30]

LIGHTS [04/30-05/14]
 
Streetlight Manifesto [06/14-07/18] 
Andrew McMahon, O.A.R. [06/20-08/03]

United Kingdom|Mainland Europe
Dance Gavin Dance [05/07-06/04] 
Kevin Devine [05/15-06/01]
The Menzingers, Tigers Jaw [07/12-08/16]
 

Previously Announced Tours:

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