Make Do And Mend End Measured Mile

Make Do And Mend End Measured Mile
After teasing us with a couple of EPs, Make Do and Mend have finally made good on releasing a full-length. On End Measured Mile, the Connecticut-based quartet have given plenty of room for their Hot Water Music/Small Brown Bike influence to show, but they've also made strides in developing their sound, with the finished product resulting in one of the best punk albums of the year. Still rooted strongly in post-hardcore, the band have introduced more melody to their sound, leaving vocalist/guitarist James Carroll's gruff vocals standing out more than on previous efforts. The band play quicker than their aforementioned influences, leaving slower choruses perfect for fist-in-the-air sing-alongs. Still only two EPs deep into their career, Make Do and Mend have undoubtedly matured as a result of years on the road, with days and nights spent crammed in vans and small clubs. It might be uncomfortable for them, but it's left listeners with a great record to spin. (Panic/Paper + Plastick)