Release Date: May 6, 2011
Record label: Side One Dummy
Genre(s): Emo, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
While the title may not suggest it – calling your debut album, your first offering set loose on the world, [b]‘Shed’[/b] feels a little like calling your childhood sweetheart [b]‘Dogshit’[/b] – the first long-play offering by these Pennsylvania teen punks might just be one of the best punk rock debuts of the year. Sure, it doesn’t even try to mess with the basic template of the best melodic hardcore (um… melodic, hard, fast, emotional) but the pop sass shown in songs like [b]‘Coxton Yard’[/b] and [b]‘Society’[/b] are what lift Title Fight high above the more generic offerings from this sometimes tired scene. We’re looking forward to the next record already.
The debut from RS-approved Title Fight is an endearingly messy affair (and it's a good thing)... Produced by Walter Schreifels, Pennsylvania quartet Title Fight’s debut full-length is an endearingly messy affair in the Lifetime vein of pop-punk. Singer Jamie Rhoden’s drawled vocal style fronts a sound that for the most part, in the likes of ‘Flood Of ‘72’ and ‘You Can’t Say Kingston Doesn’t Love You’, is as frenetic as it is catchy.