Do Make Say Think

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Do Make Say Think came together in Toronto in 1995-96 and self-released their self-recorded, self-titled debut CD in 1997. Constellation Records re-issued this record the following year and have worked with the band ever since. Four of the founding members continue to play in the group: Ohad Benchetrit, James Payment, Justin Small and Charles Spearin. Jason MacKenzie played drums, keyboards and electronics on the first two records, and Dave Mitchell joined in 1998.

Do Make Say Think have consistently released superlative and critically acclaimed instrumental rock albums that feature highly original hybrids of psych, jazz, punk and electronica. They surpass the all-too-familiar confines of generic post-rock with every album, and are one of the few bands working today that manage to forge compelling instrumental rock with just the right balance of noise, narrative depth, compositional acumen, inventive mixing and editing, and melodic hooks. They have fostered a devoted audience in North America and Europe, and have toured extensively on both sides of the pond, as well as in Asia.

Do Make Say Think records are marked by a fiercely independent approach to recording and mixing that is re-imagined for each release, but which always remains the band’s own; Charles and Ohad have emerged as a distinctive production team, now working out of Ohad’s Toronto studio th’Schvitz. Members of DMST are involved in numerous other groups as diverse as Justin’s messy garage-soul rave-up Lullabye Arkestra; Charles’ and Ohad’s collaboration in playing and producing in Broken Social Scene.

The band’s sixth full-length album (Do Make Say Think - Other Truths) was released in the autumn of 2009.
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none Easing — Do Make Say Think Do Make Say Think Easing(Cass, Album, C60) Not On Label (Do Make Say Think Self-released) none Canada 1996 Sell This Version
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BSS-02-97 Do Make Say Think — Do Make Say Think Do Make Say Think Do Make Say Think (Album) B-Side Sound Productions BSS-02-97 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
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cst010 Goodbye Enemy Airship The Landlord Is Dead — Do Make Say Think Do Make Say Think Goodbye Enemy Airship The Landlord Is Dead (Album) Constellation cst010 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
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CST 020, CST 020-1 & Yet & Yet — Do Make Say Think Do Make Say Think & Yet & Yet (Album) Constellation, Constellation CST 020, CST 020-1 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
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CST025-2, CST025 Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn — Do Make Say Think Do Make Say Think Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn (Album) Constellation, Constellation CST025-2, CST025 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
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CST045-2 You, You're A History In Rust — Do Make Say Think Do Make Say Think You, You're A History In Rust (Album) Constellation CST045-2 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
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ZNR-049 The Whole Story Of Glory — Do Make Say Think Do Make Say Think The Whole Story Of Glory (Album) Independent Label Council Japan ZNR-049 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
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ZNR-082 Other Truths — Do Make Say Think Do Make Say Think Other Truths (Album) Constellation, Constellation ZNR-082 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
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CST120 Stubborn Persistent Illusions — Do Make Say Think Do Make Say Think Stubborn Persistent Illusions (Album) Constellation CST120 US 2017 Sell This Version
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RES001 Besides — Do Make Say Think Do Make Say Think Besides (EP) Resonant RES001 UK 1999 Sell This Version
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FACT 614 FACT Mix 614 — Do Make Say Think Do Make Say Think FACT Mix 614(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) FACT Magazine FACT 614 2017

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bradjmiller

bradjmiller

May 18, 2021
DMST is post-post rock. Maybe they get lost in the shuffle. Great band.
Euphonics

Euphonics

November 24, 2018
Literally one of the best bands of the last thirty years. The fact that you can buy their entire vinyl back catalogue on here for ~$10 bucks a pop is just crazy. Maybe in some not-to-distant future there will be a nostalgia for the golden age of post-rock, and Constellation Records will be long out of print and the value of their titles will spike. But for now, just be happy that Do Make Say Think was born and continue to produce immaculate sights and sounds, while rejecting capitalist music industry pressure and shirking all expectations of what a young rock band can / should be.

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