Monday, June 14, 2010

Pop power-trio MakeUpBreakUp announce debut album and summer tour dates

Pop power-trio MakeUpBreakUp announce debut album and summer tour dates

"'Fall Into Her Love Trap' and 'Blame Game' would have been perfect if they came out in the 1980's and filmmaker John Huges needed a song for a Molly Ringwald montage in one of his teen angst movies...Makeupbreakup embodies that intellectual yet playful aesthetic." -- Outburn Magazine 

"With a sound that somehow mixes 'Golden Years' David Bowie with the best aspects of Depeche Mode, catchy hooks made up of Moog riffs so sweet they should come with a FDA warning for diabetics." -- Popwreckoning 

Providence, RI pop power-trio MakeUpBreakUp have announced the late summer release of the band's debut full length, Scents. The group's effervescent sound invites comparisons to a blend of 90s Britpop and 80s new wave. Fall tour dates throughout the US eastern coast (please see current dates below) are being arranged to tie in with the album release. 

Check out the first two MP3s for the album, for "Wow" (HERE) and "My Way, To The Top" (HERE).

Forming in the summer of 2007, MakeUpBreakUp has been catching the ears, eyes and libidos of the public from the start. With just a handful of pop-minded demos and a couple of shows to their name, Mike Lamantia Jr, Eric McNeil and Zan (formerly of A Trillion Barnacle Lapse, Rockethouse, and Groupthink fame) signed to California's S.A.F. Records for the release of the trio's debut EP, We Prefer Not To… 

Upon the EP's release in August 2008, the trio received widespread critical acclaim and references to New Order, John Hughes soundtracks, and “Golden Years” era David Bowie, culminating in a glossy spot in Outburn Magazine. Local recognition was also in order, as The Providence Phoenix named We Prefer Not To… among the best local albums of the year. Similar success followed over the radio waves, with the EP charting strongly on the CMJ 200 charts, and holding its ground for more than a month. The boys have continually supported the EP on the road, with three east coast tours, and opening slots for national indie acts such as Inner Party System, Diplo, and HEALTH.

MakeUpBreakUp has continued to be characteristically productive since then, putting the finishing touches on their debut LP, Scents to be released August 2010. Fans can catch MakeUpBreakUp on tour this fall, or posted up at the bar at Chilangos in Providence, sitting on horse saddles, drinking colorful margaritas, and discussing the functions and merits of the reptile brain.

MakeUpBreakUp live:
06/17    Providence, RI @ 88.1 FM WELH - BSR Live Block
07/22    Providence, RI @ AS220
08/29    New York, NY @ Cake Shop
09/02    Chapel Hill, NC @ The Cave
09/04    Myrtle Beach, SC @ Crazy J's Bar

Artist: Makeupbreakup

Album: Scents
Label: Cozy
Release Date: August 31st, 2010

01. Wow (MP3)
02. My Way, To The Top (MP3)
03. Chrome
04. Scents
05. May Rx
06. I'm John River, I Won't Stop
07. Better Days
08. Sexsomnia
09. Create Something From Nothing

On the Web:

MakeUpBreakUp are available for interviews. For more information, please contact Dave Clifford at

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