Review: The Wedding – Distance EP
November 22, 2010Posted by on
Released November 16 2010
Reviewed By Tyler Hess
Rumors of The Wedding’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Okay, maybe those rumors were mostly circling inside of my own noggin, but the fact of the matter is that I had pretty much written the band off in my heart because it seemed like they weren’t working on anything. It didn’t help that the last thing they came out with was a five song ep (The Sound, The Steel) way back in June 2008. For some personal perspective, I was completely single back then and now I’ve been married for a year and a half. When their label shut down it sure didn’t help things either, so the fact that they did their own version of something like a kickstarter package on their website and did this all by themselves was quite a relief for this longtime fan that owns every known song by the band. But did they deliver?
The Wedding’s fifth release, including two full lengths and two EP’s prior to the “Distance EP”, starts off with a bang when “The Distance Between You And I” busts out with gang vocals that you are more likely to hear out of a hardcore band than you are to hear it out of a good ole’ rock and roll band like The Wedding. I guess that isn’t too surprising, considering that dating back to their self-titled debut this band has been called just about every genre in the book of rock and is on just their second release with current vocalist Matt Shelton (former singer for a great band named Letter Kills). “Heartbreak In Melody” follows with the sound that is more expected after their last EP with wailing guitars and in your face vocals. “Won’t Back Down” continues the relentless assault and their no holds bar attitude, before “Not Like I’m Doing Now” slows things down, detailing the struggle of being an “entertainer” with something to say. “Remedy” seems to follow suit with looking for something deeper than just being controversial to get the fame that comes along with that mentality. “The Same Mistake” closes the EP out with the statement that “If this love changes everything then with this love you know that I can’t afford to make the same mistake”.
When comes down to it, I’m just glad the boys are back.
- The Distance Between You And I
- Heartbreak In Melody
- Won’t Back Down
- Not Like I’m Doing Now
- The Same Mistake