Makeshift Memory

Makeshift Memory

BandAlternativeRock

MSM is what you make it, we've brought together our thoughts and feelings in song. We're just regular people who have a passion and just simply love to play music. If theres one thing we can say about our music it's that it comes from our hearts, so please give it a chance with yours.

Biography

Take five guys from Barrie, Ontario and mix in an almost sickening obsession with music. Shake them up and add a touch of Underoath, Brand New and even Blink182 influences and out comes a freshly baked band known as Makeshift Memory.
Their line-up was finalized in December of 2005, but the band had been rocking since spring 2003. In that time, they’ve released a three song EP and a seven song LP, entitled “The Arrows Inside” (2005).
With Matthew Bloom on bass, Corey Steingard on drums, Matthew McCready playing guitar, Phil Dollin covering the back-up vocals and guitar and Steve Baril putting the finishing touches on with his vocals, Makeshift Memory is hardly forgettable.
The band has already spread their unmistakable sound all over Ontario and some of Quebec. Makeshift Memory is almost indescribable due to their knack for combining all of their favourite genres into one nameless category.
“We play music that will make your knees shake and your head bop,” says Bloom.
Their dedication, as a band and individually, is only surpassed by their desire to be rocking out on stage for a living.
“I would give anything to be a musician for the rest of my life,” says McCready. “Even if it means living out of a suitcase.”
It’s clear that these guys aren’t going to stop until they play in front of 1000s of people, many, many times. Touring is their main goal right now, and they have a chance of lifetime coming up this summer. Makeshift Memory will be playing the Vans Warped Tour in Barrie this August in front of 100s of music-loving punk-rockers. These guys will be sure to stand out from the crowd, so watch out world, here comes Makeshift Memory.
----Jacklynn Tregunno

Lyrics

Bleed for hilroy

Written By: Steve Baril

Can you hear me screaming?
under granite.
This town just weighs so heavy on my chest that it tends to sufficate
any dreams I had of getting my self out of this mess, so go

Can't stand to fake this smile alone Can't fake my suitcase anymore.

Dial 705 into my bloodstream
there won't be any answer
just a flatline, and if im already gone, im just paper shreds as you can see (i'll see you no where)

12 am as day light calls,
the streets are filled to the brim again as these pale white figures reach for your neck and your wallet, but the truth is theres no silencer for my words.

Convincing time was better spent, saying things you never meant,
to sideswipe me and now I.
Can't stand to fake this smile alone Can't fake my suitcase anymore.

Dial 705 into my bloodstream
there won't be any answer
just a flatline, and if im already gone, im just paper shreds as you can see.

i'll see you no where soon.
paper cuts cut deeper
paper cuts cut deeper than my flesh. Let me go tonight i'll make no noise.

forgive the free fall

Written By: Steve Baril/Phil Dollin

follow me to the cliffs
inches from your finger tips
and as i fall, you grab my weakened
wrist just to say goodbye.

you always see through
just to say goodbye
just to say

im falling so fast it gets hard to breathe, this scenery's the end of me.
Wake up,
against the ocean shore line.

Good afternoon sweetheart, so odd of you to have met me here, your lighting up the forest instead of the passion that were supposed to share.

you always saw through
just to say good bye
just to say

I'm falling so fast it gets hard to breathe, this scenery's the end of me.
Wake up,
against the ocean shore line.

it gets hard to breathe.

Ever since the first that we were together all i could think of was how we could be better
now and im sick and im tired not to mention wired, ever since the first time that we were together, all i could think of was how you knew you were badder than me.

You are

Written By: Steve Baril

baby baby bay show me how to take this pain away

another statement of love,
on the back of a bus seat fades away and i know these were not your perceptions. just because you were wrong about this doesnt mean you were wrong about me so try again.

fire siren wake up warning to the things that i've been missing. like the industry just burning down
i've been asleep for far too long now
and it's my turn to take a stand
so make a stand.

you are the change you can be the change that you want to see in the world
You Are! You Are! You Are!
you are the change you could be the change that you want to see in the world, would your heart stop beating no it wouldnt stop beating.

famous families are always fueding over which sibling will get the chance to become famous next,
Same songs on every wave length can't you see somethings gone so wrong.
Ya, somethings gone so wrong

You are the change you can be the change that you want to see in the world
You Are! You Are! You Are!
You are the change you could be the change that you want to see in the world, would your heart stop beating no it wouldnt stop beating.

hey there stranger,
spending your time alone in your room, with a record that no one knows, seldom do you shed a tear, its the indifference that you fear.
but don't be scared
No don't be scared
please don't be scared,
to make a change.

under that skin you were always different different than me
Under that skin you were always different, different to me.
under that skin you were not the person you were supposed to be.

Discography

Summer 2003 - debut EP
Tracks: 100 visions
Cutting through this picture
Shadowed Lives

Single - Sassy Bastard

2004 Arrows inside Ep
Tracks: Forgive the freefall
Cutting through this picture
Bleed for hilroy
Shadowed lives
You are
100 visions
Sassy bastard

Set List

As of July / 06:

Tonight on the Town(NEW)
Forgive the Freefall
Sassy Bastard
Bleed For Hilroy
Cutting through this picture (won't be so easy)
Puzzle Piece Me Together (NEW)
You Are
Average set time - 45 Minutes
(including intro, various intermissions between songs, and outro)