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Too Long; Do Read: Make Do and Mend

Posted by: Thomas Nassiff (06/20/12)
Too Long; Do Read is back, and our June feature highlights Make Do and Mend and its phenomenal new album, Everything You Ever Loved. Check out No Place Feels Like Home Anymore, the story of how life on the road helped Make Do and Mend write its best record yet, where vocalist James Carroll opens up about his struggles with heavy touring, the band's shift in sound, and what it's been like working with Rise Records. We've got some songs for you to stream in the article while you read.
From the ArticleCarroll tells us a story about last year’s Krazy Fest, being out to dinner with his band and their manager, discussing where to go with the next album. They talked to everyone, he says…all of the major independent labels anyone familiar with the scene might think of. "We were eating Chinese food, and our manager goes, 'Rise wants to put out your new record,'" Carroll remembers. "And I had just gotten my food, I was just starting to dig into it and with a mouthful of fried rice, I go, 'NOOOOO!' I was just sitting there with a mouthful of food muttering about metalcore bullshit."
  
 
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10:45 AM on 06/20/12
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Really good read, This album is so good. The lyrics are probably the best I've heard this year so far.

I've always liked these guys but this album made me realize how good they actually are. I hope they get pretty big in the scene.
10:51 AM on 06/20/12
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I had a chat with James at Slam Dunk about the reaction to 'Lucky' as well and I don't know where those contingent of fans are coming from at all. I've not heard anything as extreme as the guys have pointed out in interviews. The album is stellar though and I really hope people catch on to it. Earning it is their ethos and with this album, they're going to earn every listener. I love the final quote in this too.
10:56 AM on 06/20/12
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Really great read. I still need to listen to this more in depth.
11:00 AM on 06/20/12
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I'd like to know who it was that thought this sounded like Papa Roach. One of the dumbest things I've heard in a while.
11:05 AM on 06/20/12
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I'll listen to this album if you guys take down that awful picture of the guy bleeding that's been on the front page for months.
11:15 AM on 06/20/12
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While the new record is great, I still personally think End Measure Mile is their best work. There's just something about that album that hits you so hard. Really well written/insightful article though.
11:15 AM on 06/20/12
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Good read. It really shows what went into the album.
11:20 AM on 06/20/12
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While the new record is great, I still personally think End Measure Mile is their best work. There's just something about that album that hits you so hard. Really well written/insightful article though.
agreed
11:27 AM on 06/20/12
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Thanks everyone!
11:30 AM on 06/20/12
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While the new record is great, I still personally think End Measure Mile is their best work. There's just something about that album that hits you so hard. Really well written/insightful article though.
I thought this as well, it took a lot of listens for me to like the new one more. But now I definitely feel the new one is their best work, the lyrics are the best part.
12:01 PM on 06/20/12
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I'll listen to this album if you guys take down that awful picture of the guy bleeding that's been on the front page for months.

Hhahahahaha
12:17 PM on 06/20/12
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Great article.

This band is my #1 to see this year at Warped.
12:39 PM on 06/20/12
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Great article, great album, great band. I didn't care for Lucky when I first heard it, but it makes sense within the context of the album.
12:45 PM on 06/20/12
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Gr9 read
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