52 Church street
MA, 02138

Do Make Say Think – Tickets – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA – December 3rd, 2017

Do Make Say Think

Do Make Say Think

Kal Marks

Sun, December 3, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 18 and over

The Sinclair is general admission standing room only. Tickets available at AXS.COM, or by phone at 855-482-2090. No service charge on tickets purchased in person at The Sinclair Box office Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM.

Do Make Say Think
Do Make Say Think
Do Make Say Think formed in Toronto in 1995-96 and self-released their self-recorded, self-titled debut CD in 1997, re-issued by Montréal-based indie label Constellation the following year. The band went on to release five more albums through the following decade – all of them self-produced, with band members Charles Spearin and Ohad Benchetrit (who also went on to production and performance in Broken Social Scene) and Justin Small (Lullabye Arkestra) forging an inimitable Do Make Say Think sound at the mixing desk, featuring highly original hybrids of psych, jazz, punk, prog and electronica. Escaping the all-too-familiar confines of generic post-rock with every album, forging compelling instrumental rock with just the right balance of noise, melody, texture, narrative depth and compositional acumen, DMST is perhaps the most consistent and acclaimed instrumental/post-rock band of the 2000s: Pitchfork gave these albums ratings of 7.9, 8.1, 8.1, 7.9 and 7.2 respectively; Drowned In Sound called DMST’s discography “arguably the finest catalogue of any currently operating instrumental rock band”. While the band never truly went away, other involvements (family, film soundtrack work, Broken Social Scene, etc) preoccupied the members through the first half of the 2010s, until their return to the studio two years ago to begin writing and working on Stubborn Persistent Illusions, a 3-sided double album released in spring 2017 to near-unanimous critical praise.
Kal Marks
Kal Marks
The Boston, MA trio Kal Marks released their sophomore full length, Life Is Murder, on September 17th through Sophomore Lounge, Midnight Werewolf, and Exploding In Sound Records. Life is Murder marks a change for the band thanks to an exceptional solidified line-up of musicians as well as the band's first album recorded in a professional studio. The results are stunning. An extremely personal record, Carl Shane (vocals/guitars) says the name Life is Murder is "roughly about dealing with depression and the struggle of keeping a band and my life together".

Kal Marks sound is unique, mixing brilliant songwriting with spacious and patient guitars and heavy rhythms. Slow builds lead to chaotic finales. Warm folk rock influences collide with sludgy beauty and post-rock tension. Kal Marks influences encompass a wide range of rock music, from Harvey Milk, KARP, and Modest Mouse, to Neil Young, Brian Eno, and John Fahey. The heavy sounds of Black Sabbath and Shellac, to the explorative music of Nick Drake and Mount Eerie.

Fixtures of Boston's fertile music scene, Kal Marks are one of the city's hardest working bands. Originally a solo project of Carl Shane, Kal Marks began in 2007 with Shane recording to a 4-track in his sisters' bathroom in New Hampshire. Soon after he moved to Boston and by 2009, the line-up had expanded to become a full band, embraced by the rabid basement scene due to consistently entrancing shows. The band self-released their debut Goodbye Horses in March 2011 and followed with the incredible Piss of the Century EP in July 2012. Kal Marks' line-up shifted throughout the years until Mike Geacone (bass) and Nick Egersheim (drums) joined the band in early 2013.
Venue Information:
The Sinclair
52 Church St
Cambridge, MA, 02138

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