Don't Make Things

Don't Make Things

by The Pleased
     
 
San Francisco's the Pleased used to be called the Please, and in 2002 they issued One Piece from the Middle. The double EP was produced and released by the band, but after much praise from XFM Radio in London and countless indie publications, the Pleased opted to redesign and remaster One Piece from the Middle. Don't Make Things is their second

Overview

San Francisco's the Pleased used to be called the Please, and in 2002 they issued One Piece from the Middle. The double EP was produced and released by the band, but after much praise from XFM Radio in London and countless indie publications, the Pleased opted to redesign and remaster One Piece from the Middle. Don't Make Things is their second chance in making a good impression. Reworked songs like "One Horse," "Another Disaster," and "No Style" highlight the band's ambition to get it right -- but don't be so quick to confuse it with confidence. The honesty surrounding "Don't Make Things" is layered with Noah Georgeson and Rich Good's nervy, sometimes elastic and angular guitar work. Vocally, Georgeson isn't as miserable as Morrissey, but offers a slight twitch to his Ian McCulloch-like brood. Such anxiety is natural when going for the perfect hook. They're on their way to crafting a divine post-punk-inspired sound that's sonically rich to stand apart from the pack of New York City bands. From the dark piano melody of "Never Come Home" to the Echo & the Bunnymen aesthetic of "We Are the Doctor," Don't Make Things captures the Pleased's modern art-pop sound. They might not be as cocksure as Interpol and the like; however, the Pleased succeed in making a fashionable sound all their own with Don't Make Things.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/04/2003
Label:
Big Wheel Recreation
UPC:
0790168485725
catalogNumber:
57

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Performance Credits

Pleased   Primary Artist
Max de Castro   Clavinet,Wurlitzer
Noah Georgeson   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Rich Good   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Joanna Newsom   Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Luckey Remington   Bass,Group Member
Genaro Vergoglini   Drums,Group Member
Kelly Cristina   Cabelo
Nadilson Gama   Violin
Jean Reis   Violin
Andrea Campos   Violin
Daniel DAlcântara   Bass Trumpet
Sergio Freitas   Cello
Dorin Tudoras   Violin

Technical Credits

Joao Marcello Boscoli   Executive Producer
Pleased   Composer,Producer,Cover Design
Noah Georgeson   Producer
Rich Good   Cover Design
Andre Szajman   Executive Producer
Cláudio Szajman   Executive Producer
Ryan Donnelly   Engineer
Joana Figueiredo   Image Coordinator
Jardel Giúdice Maluf   Photo Production
Otávio DeMoraes   Contributor,Choir Arrangement
Lynne Kellman   Composer

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