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The Make-Up

The Make-Up
Formed: 1995 in Washington, D.C.
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Disbanded: 2000
Group Members: Jimmy Canty, Steve Gamboa, Ian Svenonius, Michelle Mae, James Canty
Biography: Indie-punk subversives the Make-Up emerged from the ashes of the seminal Washington, D.C. outfit Nation of Ulysses, reuniting vocalist Ian Svenonious, guitarist James Canty, and drummer Steve Gamboa (who together also previously teamed in the short-lived Cupid Car Club, M.P. as well as the T.A.M.I. Show). ...Read full biography
Destination: Love; Live! At Cold Rice
Released: 1996
Label: Dischord Records
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The Make-Up's debut album, Destination: Love, was recorded in concert, which is appropriate. Where most bands focus on writing tight songs or ambitious musical interludes, the Make-Up creates music where ...Read full review
Save Yourself
Released: 1999
Label: K Records
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Save Yourself, the Make-Up's sixth album in just over three years, reflects not only the group's prolific nature but the corresponding growth spurt in their sound as well. Though it's not as eclectic as ...Read full review