Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Title Fight

On a completely irrelevant note, I started this blog one year ago today. I'm not quite sure why that's important, since celebrating with Title Fight needs no special occasion. But here they are anyway. Oh, and thanks to Anonymous and Shadman for helping out with this post.

Title Fight are a four-piece band from Kingston, Pennsylvania that formed in 2003, when the band was only about 13 years old. Since then, they've put out a slew of demo's and EP's, as well as two full-lengths in recent years. They've also been endlessly touring with tons of amazing bands, while being an amazing live act themselves. They've definitely become one of pop punk/hardcore's most noteworthy bands around now, and though relatively young, have started to become somewhat influential.

Title Fight are often associated with merging pop-punk and hardcore influences, though they have been incorporating elements of emo and alternative rock recently as well. They've also got some serious 90's nostalgia going on. Basically, what you're left with is a list of diverse, but ultimately tremendous bands to cite as being influences, including Lifetime, Jawbreaker, The Promise Ring, Youth Of Today, Hot Water Music, Kid Dynamite, Hum, Gorilla Biscuits, Brand New, and Knapsack.

They've got an interesting discography, since there's a ton of early stuff that tends to kind of get neglected in regards to their music. It's not radically different (there's certainly a very prominent pop-punk leaning to it in comparison to the new stuff), and not nearly as well produced. A lot of these things are just demos from when the band was in high school or whatever. They then a split (with The Erection Kids, who feature members who would later form Balance And Composure, and two 7"'s. Kingston and The Last Thing You Forget, which is also what the compilation combining these three releases is called. (the 7" alone is missing from the downloads, but the first three tracks on the compilation are the same as the 7", with practically the same artwork). They signed to SideOneDummy and put out two LP's in 2011 (Shed) and 2012 (Floral Green) respectively. They also just did a split with Touché Amoré. In terms of essentials, The Last Thing You ForgetShed, and Floral Green would be my picks. But it is interesting to listen to the earlier stuff and really hear the progression that they've made, since it's astounding and quite captivating. I almost forgot: I don't have the singles for "Shed" or "Secret Society", which all have b-sides exclusive to those releases (though they're mostly just acoustic versions of their A-side). Besides that, enjoy.

1. Negative Nancy
2. Major Gain
3. Surf, Sand, And Hardcore
4. Down For The Count
5. Ignorant

1. All In All
2. Never Helping Out
3. Leatherface
4. Anything

1. Champ Of A Kind
2. Hometown Hero
3. Matchbook Ending
4. The Mitch

Demo '05 v2 (2005)
1. Hope
2. 53 Reynolds
3. Call It Quits
4. Flying Solo
1. Light Up The Eyes
2. Let Down

Acoustic (2007)
1. Preteen Scream
2. Miss Perfect
3. Freeze Frame
4. You're A Liar
5. Track 5
6. Track 6
7. Acoustic (Jamie)

The Erection Kids vs. Title Fight (2007)
1. The Erection Kids - ...And She Says She Has Nothing Left
2. The Erection Kids - Where We'll Be
3. The Erection Kids - Thanks To You
4. The Erection Kids - Loss For Words
5. Title Fight - Room 200
6. Title Fight - Evander
7. Title Fight - Anaconda Sniper
8. Title Fight - Goldwaite
9. Title Fight - Neck Deep

1. Memorial Field
2. Loud And Clear
3. YourEyeAh

1. Symmetry
2. Introvert
3. No One Stays At The Top Forever
4. Memorial Field
5. Loud And Clear
6. YourEyeAh
7. Room 200
8. Evander
9. Anaconda Sniper
10. Goldwaite
11. Neckdeep
12. Western Haikus

America's Hardcore (2010)
14. Dreamcatchers

Missed (2011)
1. Missed
2. Dreamcatchers

1. Coxton Yard
2. Shed
3. Flood Of '72
4. Society
5. You Can't Say Kingston Doesn't Love You
6. Crescent-Shaped Depression
7. Safe In Your Skin
8. Where Am I?
9. Your Screen Door
10. 27
11. Stab
12. GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)

1. Flood Of '72
2. Flood Of '72 (Acoustic)

1. Numb, But I Still Feel It
2. Leaf
3. Like A Ritual
4. Secret Society
5. Head In The Ceiling Fan
6. Make You Cry
7. Sympathy
8. Frown
9. Calloused
10. Lefty
11. In-Between

Off The Board: A Studio 4 Family Compilation (2013)
1. Another One

Note: Full comp here

1. Title Fight - Face Ghost (Touché Amoré Cover)
2. Touché Amoré - Crescent-Shaped Depression (Title Fight Cover)

1. Blush
2. Be A Toy
3. Receiving Line
4. Hypnotize

1. Murder Your Memory
2. Chlorine
3. Hypernight
4. Mrahc
5. Your Pain is Mine Now
6. Rose of Sharon
7. Trace Me Onto You
8. Liar's Love
9. Dizzy
10. New Vision

Here's two live radio sets, both from 2009, so they consist entirely of TLTYF songs. The quality on WERS is a bit better than the other, and if I happen to come across more live sets I'll add them too. If you have a live set or something of their's, please send it in.

1. Loud And Clear
2. Evander
3. Memorial Field
4. No One Stays At The Top Forever

1. Memorial Field
2. Evander
3. Western Haikus
4. Goldwaite
5. Symmetry
6. YourEyeAh 

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25 comments:

  1. I think you're missing the second '05 demo I've got it somewhere but I don't have the link handy

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    1. Does it have "Hope", "53 Reynolds", "Call It Quits", and "Flying Solo" on it? They're on there, but under the "Light Up The Eyes" EP. It's always confused me, since I've read in some places that they did do two demos in 2005, and have seen those four songs on one of those demos, but I've also seen those same four on "Light Up The Eyes". The production quality does sound different, so I guess they were recorded at different times. I ended up just leaving them as I found them (on "Light Up The Eyes"), but they probably were from 2005. Maybe they were recorded then but not released until 2006? I don't really know. If anyone knows anything about this, please, continue to let me know so I can fix it.

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    2. I think it was just a demo version of "Light Up The Eyes", but I believe there are a few differences between the lyrics and instrumentation but I'm probably wrong haha

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  2. Could you upload this to Mediafire or something? I'm actually quite curious to hear this now, aha.

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  3. http://www.mediafire.com/?c82834oqug5j2bf there you go

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    1. Is this the same Anonymous with the "Light Up The Eyes"/2005 demo, or another person submitting a live session? Either/or, thanks for the submission, but it's already in the post (it's near the bottom). Thanks though :)

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    2. http://www.mediafire.com/?1n1ib37b8d1b8buhis should be the right one now haha

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    3. Haha, yeah that's it. I think those are the same recordings that I had as the last four songs on "Light Up The Eyes". I seemed to find these 4 alone as a second demo from 2005, and they sound different than the two songs that are definitely on "Light Up The Eyes" (as I previously mentioned). I changed it so the 6 songs are seperated. I still don't know if it's right or whatever, but that seems to be what it is. And if someone wants it the other way, I guess they can just change it themselves. Thanks for the help :)

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    4. I also have a copy of light up the eyes and all the songs on it have the same quality if you need it

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    5. Aha, sure, why not? Thanks for helping out with this post

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  4. Just curious, which songs on The Last Thing You Forget does Joe and Tim from Transit do guest vocals on?

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    1. I could be wrong but I believe its the second and third tracks

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    2. I actually think it's the first and third tracks. On "Symmetry", Joe does the whole "Balance! I'm losing it..." part at the end, and on "No One Stays At The Top Forever" Tim alternates vocals with Jamie for a while. But I'm not entirely sure either, haha.

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    3. Thank you Kevin and Conor :)

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  5. Thank you so much. Such great blog. Thank you! x))

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  6. I have a download of 2 songs titled Kingston Demos that also includes a demo version of Memorial Field titled "Remember The Yeti?" and also a demo of Loud and Clear.

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  7. I have to enter a password to extract the file on my phone... -_- pw?

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  8. Here's a better version of the Missed flexi, it's the original digital download provided by AP site for those who didn't get their copy on time (320 kbps with better quality artwork). Enjoy! ;)

    http://www43.zippyshare.com/v/76149734/file.html

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  9. Thanks for the nice post. It
    I can't wait to receive the latest chlorine LP. the titles they put on youtube looks very interesting.

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    1. Pressed enter too soon. I mean it's great to post the earlier demos.

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  10. TF - Hyperview (2015).rar
    http://www55.zippyshare.com/v/h2SGIGvY/file.html

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  11. do you think you could add some mccafferty on here? it's so incredibly hard for me to find their stuff and your blog makes it easy af.

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    1. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/f3khu0tbw1or3sf/AADoTtLk_obSO-irU2aW-LxZa?dl=0

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