This is: Makeup Girl


The Story

Described by the Washington Post as "throwback indie rock," Makeup Girl is a music lover's dream come true. From their humble beginnings as a rock duo started by singer Brody Steck and drummer Caleb Schiebel, the band has expanded and matured into something much greater - something new.

Joined by multi-instrumentalist Johnny Leander, and bassist Avery Steck, the band is now at full power.

Drawing from the likes of Stevie Wonder, the Strokes, Funkadelic, and the Arctic Monkeys, Makeup Girl's sound can be described as an explosive combination of pop rock and other genres including jazz, R&B, latin, and funk. Drummer Caleb Schiebel tirelessly pushes his set to the height of its capabilities, pumping out tight rhythms that allow guitar lines and melodies to run wild. Audiences should expect an engaging live show, ranging from energizing rock songs to dreamy jazz inspired numbers. Makeup Girl songs are filled with surprises as the band flows from groove to groove, seamlessly switching tempo and time signatures as the songs progress.

The band is currently preparing to release their newest and most ambitious EP to date, “Living Safe” - an atmospheric group of songs designed to pull listeners into a world of their own. With lush and carefully constructed arrangements, Makeup Girl’s newest release warns listeners of the dangers of “living safe” urging them to follow their own path in life. Although the most cohesive project from the band so far, “Living Safe” still keeps with the theme, using a mixture of many different styles and grooves that gives this release a sound of its own. Check out “Living Safe”, available everywhere May 11th, and the single/title track out April 13th.



oh yeah

Young indie rock band Makeup Girl totally charmed us at their Fort Reno show this past summer. Brody, Bryce, Caleb and Avery make delightfully fizzy songs for wiling away a beautiful day in the nation’s capital. The subject of their new music video, “Something New”, mostly agrees with this assessment, even though he’s a faceless, posable mannequin dressed to blend in with DC office workers. It’s impossible not to share his delight in this warm, sunny weather and his sassy rage at the powers-that-be.
— Hometown Sounds DC