and Jen Turrell
"The Wedding" split 7"
Genres: indie pop, pop
Feb 17 - 23 2003
Wedding" 7" collects four beautiful, endearing pop tunes
that are guaranteed get indie pop kids smiling. The songs represent a wide
selection of styles, including some neat electronics on "I Burnt
The Coffee" that add variety to the mix. But perhaps the
most notable aspect of the release is that it represents the marriage
of Steward (as in Stewart Anderson) and Jen Turrell,
who are both members of Boyracer.
Side A houses two tracks, "Sweatpea" and "I Burnt
The Coffee." "Sweetpea" is a delicate little tune
about love that will bring a tear to anyone's eye. It has a
slightly isolated sound to it, though it still manages to be friendly
and personal as well. It calls to mind the romantic image of
someone recording alone in a bedroom. "I Burnt The
Coffee," meanwhile, has a buzzing, beat-y electronic rhythm
section that makes it sound something like a lo-fi-ified Notwist.
Despite the electronics, which often lend songs a sense of mechanical
isolation, the tune still manages to be personal and catchy.
Side B is also made up of two tracks, "Sparkly Eyes" and
"Summertime in December." "Sparkly Eyes" is
a lovely tune that boasts some really nice, dreamy guitars that come
across very clearly - every string is felt as it's plucked. Jen's
adorable vocals are also a nice element to the song.
"Summertime in December" then, is a very catchy tune that will make
just about any indie popper want to curl up with a loved one.
The guitar strokes lend it a rolling, dreamy sound - ah, so beautiful.
Altogether, The Wedding seven-inch gets the recommendation
from me. If you're looking for some good ol' indie pop, perhaps
with a bit of a romantic element to it, you
can't go wrong here.
Fun Fact: This isn't the only release
created to celebrate Jen and Stewart's wedding - a full
record, called The Wedding LP, was issued by 555 Recordings to
celebrate the duo's October 2001 union. Exclusive tracks by Kid606,
The Softies, Cannanes, The Bright Lights, and Huon, among
others, were donated for the album.
4 songs, distributed by HHBTM, released