From vastly different musical backgrounds, we came together in June of 2011 to create something viable to the listener who chooses to listen. No gimmicks, no trends, no concern given to the industry's genre games; just music.
As Jon says, "We play organically," meaning we don't try to write the most technical, the most bizarre, the heaviest, or the most 'epic' songs. We write inspired songs. We want you to feel what we feel, not leave confused and bewildered.
We spend the majority of our writing sessions tinkering with riffs and rhythms, never forcing anything into a song. The idea is to keep the inspiration in the music. If it doesn't feel right at the time, we set it aside. If it does, the rest of the song will flow like snot from that allergy-cursed asthmatic kid you were forced to sit next to in 4th grade (in fact, that was probably Zac). So grab a box of tissues, take that as you will, and get ready for a blend of heavy rhythms and melancholic melodies.
We are Makeshift, and this is what we do.