“Make It Beautiful” is the first single from The Shondes upcoming second album, My Dear One, scheduled for release May 4th, 2010 on Fanatic Records. The tune is an optimistic moment on this classic album for survivors of broken hearts. To learn a little more about The Shondes and My Dear One, check out the trailer for the album here.
In addition to the Purim Party performance this month, The Shondes also have several appearances planned for Austin’s South By Southwest festival in March. The band will perform at the Fanatic Records showcase at Beauty Bar on March 16th, Club Primo’s on March 18th and the annual Gay Bi Gay Gay event on the 21st. More details are to be announced regarding the “Heartbreak Tour” by The Shondes to be kicked off in April.
In addition to making political art and melding influences as disparate as classical and traditional Jewish music and punk rock, The Shondes work for justice on many public levels, including in queer communities and as Jews fighting for a free Palestine. But, the band’s upcoming second album My Dear One is a more personal reminder that those who fight for what they feel passionately about still suffer heartbreak and require the intimacy of community and art to recover.