While 2009’s “The Last Thing You Forget” was more of an odds and ends compilation gathered from demos, splits and EPs, “Shed” is Title Fight’s real debut full-length. These Pennsylvania natives took their sound, handed it over to producer Walter Schreifel (Gorilla Biscuits, Rival Schools) and came out of the studio as a band with a face of their own and the album to show for it.
Take your basic melodic hardcore and make it sound poppy with plenty of 90s indie influences from acts such as Jawbreaker, Sunny Day Real Estate and Texas Is The Reason. That’s pretty much Title Fight’s mission statement. And listening to songs like “Coxton Yard” or “Society”, it becomes pretty clear they’ve succeeded in a great way. With the band’s signature dual vocal attack of guitarist Jamie Rhoden and bassist Ned Russin firmly in place, they run through twelve songs with ease while being backed up by Ned’s twin brother Ben on drums. Damn fine debut!