The Make Up broke up in 2000, but during their 5 year career they left an impression on a lot of people -- especially those who experienced their live show. Frontman Ian Svenonius, formerly of Nation of Ulysses and now of Weird War, is known for his blending of art and politics, and a career arc which is curiously similar to that of Dennis Lyxzén of Refused/The International Noise Conspiracy fame. With a sound that blended mod, punk, garage, soul and funk, The Make Up set out to make people dance... and dance they did. Untouchable Sound is their 3rd live album (I think) and serves as bit of an epilogue to their career; it was recorded at the Black Cat nightclub in Washington, D.C. in 2000 by Fugazi's Brendan Canty (brother of Make Up guitarist James Canty). It will be released on Drag City/Sea Note on Feb. 13th.
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