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The South Florida sextet Makari came together in summer 2011, after the band Skyline Summer realized several temporary touring members had changed their sound—for the better. “We ended up writing seven new songs over three weeks before that tour,” says vocalist Brandon Cullen. “Once we got home from the tour, we started promoting a name change, because we wanted a fresh start.” Now focused on music with “a progressive-rock and pop feel,” Cullen stresses Makari want to have an emotional impact. “To us, this is an art,” he says. “It’s just exhilarating to have anyone connect with a song.”