This weekend The Con wants to draw your attention to the fact that Pretoria’s punk misfits Make-Overs have just dropped a new EP on Heligator Records, the Cincinnati, Ohio, based label. And it’s for a good cause.
According to Heligator:
“These four tracks seethe with a sense of dread and dissatisfaction, writhing in vitriol and righteous indignation. They are also big, bombastic rock songs that sound as if they were coming up through the cement from a sweaty basement show. Make-Overs lay it on thick with a minimalist approach to rhythm and melody, piling on tons of reverb and a spooked vocals creating an irresistible mix of punk, blues and kraut-inspired psych for international consumption.”
The band had this to say on their Facebook page:
“In-between organizing an international tour, recording and releasing our seventh full length album, and making various merchandise items we also decided that we needed to give back – announcing the Make-Overs EP – 4 tracks we handed over to Heligator Records and…. All proceeds from your purchase will go directly to the continued maintenance and existence of the Malindza Refugee Camp library in Mpaka, Swaziland… so if you want to help us help a very important library, that will enable young and old to further themselves to a better education and a better way of life, then please buy our EP – EVERY CENT GOES TO THE CAMP – neither us or Heligator takes any form of a cut – so it’s not like one of those buy our product and we donate 5 cents deals.”
So you can go here to pay US$4 for the new EP and help fund the library at the same time. For the Make-Overs’ new album Move Jinx Hand go here and for their previous album, The Devil’s in the Detail, go here.