Chicago-based post-rock band No Object is premiering their new single “Makeshift”. The track will be on their upcoming debut album ‘Makeshift’, which will be dropping on April 10th.
About the single, the band stated:
“Makeshift was one of the first songs written on the album, and it definitely set the tone for the rest of the writing process. At the time we were all listening to a lot of Balance and Composure and I think our influence from that band shines through pretty clearly on this song. The lyrics are actually about having writers block and how to deal with it.”
The band first formed in 2018 with current members Matt Carlton, Jake Wahlen, Jeff Linville, and Griffin Taylor. They draw influence from shoegaze, emo, and alternative rock, and their distinct sound is full of energetic, fast-paced tracks, as well as a flair of ambiance that has been self-described as “twinkly”. In the two years since their inception, the band has toured the east coast and Midwest several times alongside the likes of Forest Green and The Grievance Club and shared the stage with several bands including Halfnoise, Post Animal, Hot Mulligan, Blis, and Rarity.
About being an independent band, they stated:
“Being 100% independent has its perks, but it also means you have to handle every aspect of being in a band. It can be difficult and stressful, but at the end of the day, we all still love playing music.”
Highlighting some underground bands, they continued:
“Some great bands we’ve been listening to are Ultra Q, The Grievance Club, Weighted, Blushing, Forest Green and If Only, If Only.”
No Object’s upcoming album ‘Makeshift’ was mixed and produced by legendary engineer Sam Henderson at ABG studios, who gave a personalized touch to the bands already developed sound. The record deals with change, loss, and the overcoming of the two. It tells a story that could possibly be summed up as the knee-jerk thoughts of an over-thinker upon seeing one of life’s many pivots in the road ahead. It aims to make the point that the versions of ourselves that seem makeshift are the versions of ourselves that lead us into who we are. Each track has a distinct tone and style, all while managing to flow effortlessly from one song to the next.
Speaking about their next steps and plans for the year, they concluded:
“2020 is going to be jam packed with music and gigs. Our goals for the year are to keep booking shows, writing more music, and to hopefully make some new connections with people across the country.”