"Everyone Here is Wrong..." CD
Genres: alternative rock
Apr 5 - 11 2004
"Beloved" was on the American Wedding
soundtrack. Those are the mainstream credentials that The
Working Title, a soon-to-be-majored indie band, have on their résumé.
As can probably be guessed from the context, The Working Title play
your average brand of angsty but cool, immature but mature,
alternative rock music.
At this point, The Working Title are at a sort of
crossroads. A Universal album is planned for release later this
year, but nonetheless the band's chances of 'making it' are far from
guaranteed. Hundreds of discs of this calibre are released by
major labels every year, and only a select few hit the big time.
And, lest we forget, by the time their debut hits shelves, American
Wedding will be old news (heck, it already is.)
What The Working Title do have to their credit is a
remarkably infectious, if familiar sound. I don't like it at
all, but I can see this being played on 'alternative rock' radio
stations with names like "Edge" and "Blast" and
such. Singles like "Something She Said" and the
aforementioned "Beloved" are simply dripping in hooks.
Unfortunately, the stale and unpleasantly generic "Thoughts on
Love's Mishaps" also rears its ugly, fabricated head on this
The chances of The Working Title making the big time are
mathematically unlikely, but still possible. I'll put it this
way - given the right exposure, these guys can do it. They've
got the chops, but do they also have the luck?
[Vitals: 7 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2003]