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Genre: Electronica, Punk, Rock

Website: http://www.myspace.com/makeupbreakup

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Forming in the summer of 2007, MakeupBreakup has been catching the ears, eyes, and libidos of the public from the start. Only two shows deep, and with a handful of pop-minded indie/electonica demos in hand, Mikeylams and Zan (formerly of A Trillion Barnacle Lapse, Rockethouse, and Groupthink fame) signed to California's S.A.F. Records for the release of "We Prefer Not To…";, the duo’s debut EP. Unveiled to the world on August 19th, 2008, "We Prefer Not To…" has received widespread critical acclaim, being sonically linked to New Order, John Hughes soundtracks, and “Golden Years” 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 as high as 120 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 the New Year underway, MakeupBreakup has been characteristically fertile, rounding out their live line-up with a permanent rhythm section, and putting the finishing touches on their debut LP, "SCENTS", to be released this summer. You can catch Makeupbreakup on tour this year, or posted up at the bar at Chilangos in Providence, sitting on horse saddles, drinking colorful margaritas, and discussing the functions and merits of the reptile brain.