Review: The Make: This Box | Christian Music Zine


Suspended Sunrise Recordings

Released July 19th 2011

Reviewed By Tyler Hess

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Emotion makes the music.  I don’t know if you’ve ever heard that before, but I hope not, because I just made it up.  Still, I believe it to be true.  If music doesn’t make someone feel something, then what is the point?  If you want a list of emotions, I’m sure there are enough to fill a page and I’m sure that there’s music out there that matches every single one of them, but none of them can quite compare to a greatly executed collection of feel good music, which is what we’re looking at with The Make‘s debut EP, This Box.

Led by vocalist Jeff Schneeweis,This Box starts off with the recently released single, “Get It”, which was our first introduction to the band that features members from the bands Number One Gun and See You Soon.  Breaking into the scene isn’t easy, but if you’re going to make it, you might as well do it with beautifully crafted indie pop songs like this, with a cute tongue in cheek lyricism that makes me feel alright about some cutting words.

Most of us are still looking ahead to fulfilling our dreams, rather than looking back at them, so a song about breaking out, found in the title track to “This Box” can bring in an aspiring sensation that can bring hope to our future endeavors, while breaking down walls that get in our way.

If you haven’t experienced young love (or at least wanted to), then you probably have probably ignored other things like oxygen, food, shelter or Mountain Dew, the basic elements of life.  If you have experienced young love, then “Color” is the song for your nostalgic tendencies, followed by the hard to comprehend, lyrical back and forth discovered on “Spin City”.

Finishing up the love fest is the song “Bad”, where you finally have completion on a lyrically cunning, witty, happy go lucky EP filled with tracks that would make a fan of Lakes happy, if they like it or not.

This may not have the most spiritual lyricism you’ll find out of all the work done by each of the members in the band, but that wasn’t really what they set out to do either.  What you will find, however, is a fun bunch of songs that will soothe and excite at the same time, perfect for Summertime.

Score: 4.5

Tracklisting:

  1. Get It
  2. This Box
  3. Color
  4. Spin City
  5. Bad
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3 responses to “Review: The Make: This Box | Christian Music Zine

  1. David Green July 21, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    This is such fantastic music. I’m just disappointed it isn’t really going in a Christian direction; I was shocked to hear cursing twice in “This Box” (the song), which is too bad because it’s my favorite song on the EP

  2. Tyler Hess July 21, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    I guess it all depends on what you consider “cursing”…I’ve never heard either of those words bleeped out of anything ever, so I find it hard to consider them curse words.

  3. reallifejason July 21, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    haha cursing… thats funny!

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