--Michael Snyder, Cincinnati Enquirer
Excerpted from Cincinnati CityBeat (http://www.citybeat.com) ...
The subject of distance comes up a lot when talking with area trio 500 Miles to Memphis. There's obviously the name, indicating the distance between Cincinnati and Elvis' adopted hometown.
Then there's the matter of 500 Miles' sound, which, almost miraculously, makes energized Emo/Punk and traditional Country music sound like they were born to be inbred bunkmates. They are two sounds more than just a proverbial 500 miles apart, kinda like blending Polka and Death Metal. It's not Punkabilly or AltCountry, but a very distinct sound that seamlessly merges the contemporary pining of Emo, the energy of Punk and the rowdy and hallowed ache-and-rumble of vintage Country & Western, all slathered in enticing Pop melodies.
It's almost as if 500 Miles to Memphis' sound was in the air, just waiting for the band to finally catch up to it...
--excerpted from an article by Mike Breen
Check out the artist's website:
1. Before The Sun Rises
2. Ton Of Bricks
3. Fire Flies
4. Tired And Weak (6 Years Too Long)
6. 'Nother Year Down The Toilet
7. The Way Of The Buffalo
8. Stars Over Georgia
11. I Found
13. Don't Leave