Tuesday, August 3, 2010

MakeUpBreakUp announce tour dates, debut album of 80s/90s dance-punk out August 31st

"'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 late summer tour dates supporting the 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. Please see complete dates below. 

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

Watch the band's playful nod to Blue Velvet in the video for "My Way, To The Top".

Forming in the summer of 2007, MakeUpBreakUp has been steadily calculating their rise. Soon after forming, Mike Lamantia Jr and Zan (former members of A Trillion Barnacle Lapse) signed to California's S.A.F. Records for the release of their debut EP, We Prefer Not To… With the addition of bassist Eric McNeil, the lineup solidified.

Upon the EP's release in August 2008, the group 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.

With 2010 well underway, MakeUpBreakUp has been busy putting the finishing touches on their debut LP, Scents. Written, recorded and produced by the band themselves, the album will be released August 31st, 2010 via Cozy Music. Fans can catch MakeUpBreakUp on tour later this summer, or smoking fine cigars on the golf course.

MakeUpBreakUp live:
08/09    Providence, RI @ The 201
08/28    Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Bar
08/29    New York, NY @ Cake Shop
08/31    New York, NY @ Arlene's Grocery
09/01    Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire
09/02    Chapel Hill, NC @ The Cave
09/03    Atlanta, GA @ Wonderroot
09/04    Myrtle Beach, SC @ Drink

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

01. Wow (MP3)
02. My Way, To The Top (MP3) (VIDEO)
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 dave@usthemgroup.com

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