MakeMe -  Photo by: Chris McCaw
Oakland’s MakeMe have a couple of upcoming shows to promote their brand new album House of Brakes. My current favorite song on the new record, “Matters”, features great vocal back-and-forth and some nice keyboard touches that build into an anthemic tidal wave of awesomeness.

[audio:] MakeMe – “Matters”

The band’s official record release show is on Friday, July 31st at Amoeba Music in Berkeley. That free show starts at 6pm. They’ll also be opening for Future of the Left at Bottom of the Hill on Tuesday July 28th. If you head over to the, you can get four free songs from the album by signing up to their mailing list. Not a bad deal if you ask me.