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Maklak

Seattle, Washington, United States | SELF

Seattle, Washington, United States | SELF
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"Mike Perkins' MAKLAK"

Seattle based band “Maklak” will be releasing their highly anticipated debut album this September.

The self-titled album was recorded, mixed, and co-produced by legendary producer Jack Endino. Having conceived the band as well as writing the entire first album, vocalist Mike Perkins recorded the album in much the same style as Dave Grohl, tracking all instruments and vocals himself. Maklak has already made a name for themselves by touring twice in the last 2 years, as well as playing countless shows in their regional area. Maklak prepares to strike out on the road again in September to head down to the Midwest and tour in support for the debut album. This tour will be followed by an East Coast tour in the spring and a full U.S. tour in the summer. The debut album breaks many boundaries in both song-writing and recording methods. The music appeals to both mainstream and underground audiences, and the band is well known for their amazing high energy stage performance, leaving audiences highly entertained and craving more.

Maklak has been creating a lot of noise not just in their local scene but in the regional and national industry as well. Opting to carve their own path, rather than ride the coat tails of others, the band has been extensively touring with aspirations to not only conquer the national scene, but to also spread their music overseas to areas such as the U.K. and Japan.

The debut self-titled album is scheduled for world wide release on Sept 12th, 2010.

Maklak will be performing live at The Funhouse in Seattle, WA, next to the world famous Space Needle in tandem with this date to officially release the album. - Thumper Custom Drums


"MakLak"

Well, MakLak has given his three-months notice: After September, the venerable one-man band (with live rhythm section support) won't be playing any more shows. Presently, this is the only gig on his concert calendar, so local music enthusiasts who've been meaning to see MakLak for the past twelve years but haven't quite gotten around to it should probably seize the opportunity. His four-track demo recordings range from scratchy sludge rock with distorted-screech vocals to shoegaze noise swirls: MakLak's cover of Mazzy Star's "Roseblood" fits into the latter category. This packed all-local, all-ages bill also includes the impressively full-sounding female-fronted indie act Fall City Shakedown; piano-playing singer/songwriters Jordan Lake and Mary Lydia Ryan; mellow-grunge trio Hellocharger; melodic metal outfit One Weak Throttle Fix; the name-says-it-all crew Renob Squad; and Starting at Zero, a group that's poised to establish itself as the world's preeminent gaming/sci-fi-obsessed crunk/funk/hardcore sextet.
Sun., July 20, 6 p.m., 2008

- Seattle Weekly


"In Dee Mail Special Edition, Vol. II: Dylan in the Movies, The Fling, East Hundred, Maklak, Said The Whale & Nheap"

With credits on The Lonely Forest's excellent debut LP that we featured earlier this year, Seattle resident Michael Perkins has recorded some songs under the moniker Maklak, one of which we are featuring here called "Cutting Clouds." On the song, Maklak plays all of the instruments himself.

Drawing from the local influences of Nirvana and The Melvins, to name a few, Maklak serves up melodic alternative rock that is beginning to attract a fan base outside his following in the Pacific Northwest.

"Cutting Clouds" - Maklak, single release (2009)
- Indie Rock Cafe


"Maklak (Mike Perkins) "Underground Understanding Tour" West Coast 09"

With the constant reminder of a struggling economy it's a pleasant surprise to see Seattle based independent solo artist (with live support) "Maklak" is hitting the road on a "DIY" style tour of the west coast this fall. In 1997 Michael Perkins,"in order to find true self-expression", started writing and recording his own music in his parents garage and playing every instrument, naming the project Maklak. With extreme passion and dedication from an early age; Michael is a young man with the wisdom and the experience. Besides teaching himself over 9 instruments, he also developed a unique writing style with strong dynamics and hard shifts in timing. By the age of 18 he had already: recorded 3 studio albums, played/booked/setup hundreds of concerts including one tour, received press and radio exposure, and much more. Nearing the rise of Maklak from a side-project to a full fledged act, Michael continued to push himself in every direction including: starting a successful music teaching business, getting endorsed by drum company "Thumper Custom drums", co-founding an indie label, opening for HR (Bad Brains), and even getting his name in the Guinness book of world records! After 13 years since the spawning of Maklak, Michael is vulnerably unleashing himself on the music scene in fierce way..."spreading the message of understanding through the medium of rock music", as he calls it. Maklak just finished the Northwest leg of his "Underground Understanding" tour, and is poised to go further on a full West coast tour of the US this fall. Waiting for him back in Seattle is studio time with legendary producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden) for first official debut album to be released. With Micheal and his live band's entertaining and high-energy performances; music fan's will want to check the band's tour schedule to see when Maklak will be stopping by your town! - Thumper Custom Drums


Discography

Maklak
by MAKLAK
Release Date:
12-Sep-2010
Label:
MAKLAK
UPC:
859704238062
Genre:
Alternative (primary), Rock (secondary)
Liner Notes:
Produced By: MikeL Perkins Co-Produced By: Jack Endino Engineered & Mixed By: Jack Endino at Soundhouse Studios in Seattle,WA All Instruments By: MikeL Perkins
Mastered By: Chris Hanzsek

MAKLAK ALBUM DOWNLOAD STORES:
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iTunes Canada
iTunes UK/European Union
iTunes Japan
iTunes Mexico
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In 1997 MikeL Perkins,"in order to find true self-expression", started writing and recording his own music in his parents garage and playing every instrument, naming the project Maklak. With extreme passion and dedication from an early age; MikeL is a young man with the wisdom and experience beyond his years. Besides teaching himself over 9 instruments, he also developed a unique writing style with strong dynamics and hard timing shifts. By the age of 18 he had already: recorded 3 studio albums, played/booked/setup hundreds of concerts including one tour, received press and radio exposure, and much more. Nearing the rise of Maklak from a side-project to a full fledged act, MikeL moved from Whidbey Island to Seattle and continued to push himself in every direction including: starting a successful music teaching business, getting endorsed by drum company "Thumper Custom drums", co-founding an indie label, opening for HR (Bad Brains), and even getting his name in the Guinness book of world records! After 13 years since the spawning of Maklak, MikeL is vulnerably unleashing himself on the music scene in fierce way. Battling a failing economy and theft of instruments, Maklak just finished the month long West Coast leg of his "Underground Understanding" tour. Once back in Seattle, studio time with legendary producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden) was set to complete the first official debut album (Released 09.12.2010). With MikeL and his live band's entertaining and high-energy performances; music fan's will want to check the band's often busy show schedule to see when Maklak will be stopping by your town!

Genres/Sound: Alternative, Grunge,Progressive, Rock.

Similar Bands/ Influences: Nirvana, Sunny Day Real Estate, Deftones, A Perfect Circle, Foo Fighters, Incubus, Bad Brains, Melvins, Far, Failure

Based Out Of: Seattle, WA

Venues Played: Over 200 shows played in 2009-10 including two US tours, please inquire about specific show listings and reviews

Companies We've Worked With: TooledUp Productions(sponsor), Thumper Custom Drums (sponsor), Dirtbag Clothing (sponsor), Easy Street Records, Soundhouse Studio, KEXP, KWDB, LittleBen Productions, BandVan, GoLarge Records, DIA Records, Spokane DIY, Pyrate Punks, KNDD, the Stranger, Entercom Radio, etc.

NOTES: Recording debut album with legendary producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden) this APRIL! Just finished DIY style West Coast tour! Have opened for HR (of Bad Brains) and One Line Drawing (Jonah from Far), Co-Founder of indie-label Invisible Enterprize LLC, Write-Ups In Seattle Weekly and other local press. Radio play on KEXP, KNDD, UCLA. I play every instrument (drums, bass, guitars, vocals) on my recordings.

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