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Make Believe (band)

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Genres  Indie rock
Labels  Flameshovel Records
Genre  Indie rock
Years active  2003-2008
Record label  Flameshovel Records
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Associated acts  Joan of Arc The Promise Ring Owls Cap'n Jazz
Origin  Chicago, Illinois, United States (2003)
Albums  Shock of Being, Going To The Bone Church, Of Course, Make Believe, Dream Material, EP+2
Members  Tim Kinsella, Nate Kinsella
Similar  Joan of Arc, Sam Zurick, Cap'n Jazz, Mike Kinsella, Ghosts and Vodka

Make Believe was an indie rock band, initially formed as a touring version of Joan of Arc. The band was initially composed of eccentric voiced singer Tim Kinsella, guitarist Sam Zurick, bassist Bobby Burg, and drummer/keyboardist Nate Kinsella. After 3 months of touring as Joan Of Arc the quartet returned home and decided to begin writing new songs with a more aggressive approach. Following a self-titled 5 track EP, their first full-length Shock of Being was released on October 4, 2005, followed by Of Course in 2006.


On June 20, 2007, Tim Kinsella announced on the Joan of Arc website that he was no longer a member of Make Believe. He credited his departure to feeling a lessening connection to the "rock band lifestyle", and to a desire for spending more time with his wife. The same announcement stated that Kinsella had "a pile of new songs to pull from for a new Joan of Arc record." This entry implied that the band would continue without Kinsella, but Kinsella has since returned to the band at the outset of their spring 2008 tour. The band then disbanded on the same year.



  • Shock of Being CD/LP (released on Flameshovel Records)
  • Of Course CD/LP (released on Flameshovel Records)
  • Going To The Bone Church CD/LP (released on Flameshovel Records)
  • Compilations

  • The Association of Utopian Hologram Swallowers 2x7" (released on Polyvinyl Records)
  • EPs/Singles/7"

  • Make Believe CD EP (released on Flameshovel Records)
  • The Pink 7" (released on Flameshovel Records)
  • Songs

    Pat Tillman - Emmitt TillOf Course · 2006
    Temping as a ShamanMake Believe · 2004
    Small Apartment Party EpiphanyShock of Being · 2005


    Make Believe (band) Wikipedia