A musical band, Wedlock formed circa 2004 in Richmond, VA, formed of Paul Allgood (vox, sampling) and Jeff Hathaway (programming, keyboards) for its original members. They did a couple Eps together until Jeff formed his own production company and Paul kept going with Wedlock in live form. Exogamy was a 2008 debut that eventually reached #40 on Out Voice's LGBT chart, and also contained their most successful single to date "Black Sundress"(#9 Amazon mp3). Their follow up, Continuity, was voted runner-up in the Indie Band of the Year Contest hosted by Music Emissionsnote .
Allgood has been the sole remaining original member, and continues to record and perform as Wedlock with many others, much like Pere Ubu but not nearly as famous.
- Jason Bowden
- Kirk Bryson
- Jonathan Kidder
- Greg Klaiber (live)
- David Mendez
- Ana Mitchell
- Chris Scendo
- Baxter Smith
- Lee Whitsel
- 2006 — Matrimony (EP)
- 2007 — Cuts Both Ways Maxisingle
- 2008 — Discopharma Maxisingle
- 2008 — Exogamy (Album)
- Still Unsatisfied Single
- Reverend Charisma Single
- Black Sundress Single
- 2009 — Continuity (Album)
- 2010 — Witnesses (EP)
- 2013 — Black Sundress (Hagiphonic)
- 2015 — Critique (EP)
Wedlock has examples of the following tropes:
- Revolving Door Band: Apart from Paul Allgood, the band has featured a different line up on each of its releases. For a band called Wedlock, there's a lot of musical "divorce" going around—over ten member changes over its history.
- Dreadlock Rasta: Though not a Rastatafarian, Paul Allgood wears his hair in this style.
- Protest Song: The song "Allegiance?" WTF?! is a track with an anti Bush, anti-oligarchy, and anti-war sentiment, complete with vox sample.
- Cult of Personality: Their song "Reverend Charisma" is about the cult leader Jim Jones.
- Idiosyncratic Album Theming: "Matrimony," "Exogamy," and "Continuity" all end in "y", as Allgood purposely tries to use one-word titles either pertaining to marriage or the "y" ness of something.