Mako is over. Between families (making babies) and other commitments, it was time to call it quits. Thanks for the laughs.
We have two new members and 11 songs of material. Time to record, eh? Furnace Room with engineer Trevor Morris has agreed to host us in December, so we'll be taking November off to prep and dial it in. Look for the release in late spring of 2016.
Nick Krier is killing it on the vocals! Check out our list of upcoming shows, so you can see him live in full effect beginning in May.
And we've got a special, surprise new member to be unveiled later this summer. This guy was in Vaux and Glass Hits and it picking up the tunes uber fast. Can't wait to play our first show with him! Stay tuned.
Mako1972 will be regretfully continuing on without Luke Fairchild as a member of the group. Luke is a terrific person, and yet it is best that we part ways at this time. We wish great things for him and regard Luke highly. In the meantime, we're in the process of reformatting, so if you know of any singers or singer / guitarists we're open to options or suggestions. Thanks for your support in this transition.
The 7" test presses are back. They're sounding good and we're indebted to Chuck Coffey and Snappy Lil' Numbers for helping us put it out. Stay tuned for the record release date and show.
Thanks to Marie for setting this gig up and to all our friends who made it out. All the bands brought it and not only did we get food and booze, but they also paid us well. Nice. Not all Denver venues can say the same. Luke killed it on guitar--it being his first show back in the guitar saddle. We've sold out of Cd's and the shirts are moving fast. Not bad for three 40 somethings and a gal who "slaps that bass." (Chanted by a few drunk gals in the crowd during the set). Stay classy Colfax.
This one was weird. 7th Circle is a terrific venue and the people who volunteer there are excellent. However, Whirr, the headliner, never showed up to play, citing a band members allergic reaction to dinner the next day on their FB page. Personally, I think this is dubious, as they were seen exiting the Collective, apparently unhappy with the venue, and they also played the very next day in SLC. No matter. Based upon what I've seen they are just part of the So. Cal hype machine. The best thing on their FB page is their several rants about a bad review they got from Pitchfork. Karma.
UMS far exceeded our expectations. The crowd was rowdy. Hell, we had a crowd. That was a plus. I saw Abrams slay at Brendan's Pub to 5 people. Accordion Crimes was on their game and Glass Hits went out in epic style. There are nights that I LOVE being a musician in Denver. This night was one of them.
We've wrapped it up. Working with Nick at Consonant Productions was tits. He's stellar. 3 songs are fit to be tied: Even Ghosts Perish, Cannonball Lecture, and Order of Operations. We've given them to Chuck at the label for mastering. We'll pick two for the 7" and it should be available by the end of the summer. Stay tuned.
This show was bittersweet. Dave Wilkinson is incredible and we thank him for inviting us to play the monument to rock that is Wax Trax Records. It was a good turnout and we mixed it up. The down side to it all is that our good friends, Glass Hits announced that it was to be their second to last show. Bummer. Much love to them. A true loss for Denver, though. Fauxgazi also played. Good times.