ARTIST The Working Title
ALBUM About Face
LABEL Universal/Cause for Alarm
PR Cornerstone Promotion
Following on from their 2003 EP Everything Here is Wrong, South Carolina's "The Working Title" release their major label debut, "About Face". It's well produced mainstream emo-rock. The guitars are big, the vocals melodic and the songs pity me about bad relationships and dying before tasting true love. The opener and Glorious bear the handiwork of the experienced Brad Wood (Smashing Punpkins) and David Bryson (Counting Crows) production. Musically The Working Title bear similarities to Switchfoot and other emo bands like Jimmy Eat World, but lack the instantly accessible hooks or grittiness of Hell is for Heroes and Hundred Reasons. The group are marketable, and probably have enough quality to be successful, but it's debatable whether they add significantly to the teen-angst soundtracks already out there.