Release Date: Feb 27, 2007
Record label: Constellation
Genre(s): Indie, Rock
Review Summary: Do Make Say Think better themselves yet again with the most richly diverse release of their career thus far.For over 10 years now, Do Make Say Think have been one of the more impressive bands on the Constellation Records roster, alongside such other acts as Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Fly Pan Am and A Silver Mt. Zion (or whatever they're called this week). They've been used to great effect in films such as Syriana and The Corporation (a film which would seem to share a lot of views with Constellation).
More than 10 years and five albums into their career, Do Make Say Think remain one of the most consistently interesting rock bands working today. Like many instrumental rock bands, their music derives from influences scattered across a number of different genres – jazz, punk, psychedelic and electronic music – but they’ve processed their influences in such a way that their songs sound more like a natural assembly of different instrumental and compositional styles than a conscious nod to any one genre or predecessor. Their last album, Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn was a great, sprawling record, notable for its long and complex song structures and textured production (although it also had a great pop moment in the surf music-inspired finale, “Hooray! Hooray! Hooray”).