The band formed in 1995 as a recording project for a Canadian youth dramatic production. They rehearsed for the production in an empty elementary school room. The four simple verbs 'Do', 'Make', 'Say' and 'Think' were painted on walls of the room, and the band adopted them as their name. In 1996, the band progressed as they practiced in the rehearsal room in the basement of the University of Toronto radio station CIUT.
The band has recorded a fifth full-length album, entitled You, You're a History in Rust, which was released on Constellation Records on February 12, 2007 in Europe and February 26 in the rest of the world. The band toured North America and Europe to promote the release of the album, and released a tour EP, The Whole Story of Glory, to promote the Japanese leg of their tour.
In June of 2009 at Luminato, Toronto's annual festival of arts and creativity, the band provided part of the live soundtrack for the outdoor screening (at Yonge-Dundas Square) of the 1919 silent German horror film Tales Of The Uncanny (Unheimliche Geschichten), alongside Canadian violinist Owen Pallett and electronica music artist Robert Lippok from Berlin, Germany.
Constellation Records announced the release of a sixth album, titled Other Truths, on October 6, 2009.
- Ohad Benchetrit – guitar, bass guitar, saxophone, flute
- David Mitchell – drums
- James Payment – drums
- Justin Small – guitar, bass guitar, keyboard
- Charles Spearin – bass guitar, guitar, trumpet
- Julie Penner – violin, trumpet
- Leon Kingstone - saxophone
- Michael Barth - trumpet
- Justin Small is also involved in a side project called Lullabye Arkestra as a drummer with his partner and bassist Katia Taylor. They have been produced by Benchetrit who, along with Spearin, records and tours with the Toronto super-group Broken Social Scene.
- Do Make Say Think are routinely joined on stage by trumpeter Brian Cram who, along with drummer James Payment, also perform in the metal band Gesundheit. They also provide horns and beats to local Toronto rock outfit Z'howndz.
- Spearin, Mitchell, and Benchetrit recorded an album together in 1997 under the moniker Microgroove, which put out a limited number of presses of their synthesizer and acoustic drum and bass beat working of jazz forms.
- Benchetrit and Mitchell were also involved in a side project called Sphyr, who released one album, A Poem for M, in 2003. This album is on Fire Records.
- Official Do Make Say Think website
- Constellation Records' Do Make Say Think website
- Southern Records' Do Make Say Think website
- Mobile Man Boston, hosting live performance recordings in the Boston area.
- Do Make Say Think collection at the Internet Archive's live music archive
- "Coming Out Party: Do Make Say Think Move Beyond Post-Rock" CBC Radio 3 Live Concert Session; text by Nicolas Bragg, photography by Verena Eickhoff
Biography from Wikipedia