Title Fight "The Last Thing You Forget" CDPosted on Monday, February 1st, 2010 @ 8:09am » permalink
I've had "The Last Thing You Forget", the latest from Title Fight (released by Run for Cover Records), sitting here collecting dust for probably six months now. I have no idea why it took me so long to finally listen to it, I guess shit just happens sometimes, but I'm an idiot for not jumping on this one right away, 'cause this shit rules. In addition to the new songs from "The Last Thing You Forget", CD and mp3 versions of the release also contain the tracks from the band's split with The Erection Kids (Worst band name ever?) from 2006, as well as 2008's "Kingston" EP, so I guess that makes this somewhat of a discography-so-far release? Whatever the case, I absolutely love it, and am a total sucker for bands of this nature. Apparently they're often compared to Saves the Day (who I've never been a huge fan of to be honest), but they remind me of early Fairweather, The Distance, and especially The Movielife – not that any of this matters, but… sometimes general references can help. I guess you'd call this stuff pop-punk fused with melodic hardcore and a little bit of an emo/indie kind of thing, I don't know. Whatever you want to call it, whoever it may or may not remind you of, the songwriting is super fuckin' catchy and totally flawless in that regard. They've got everything I love about this style: A chunky guitar tone with loads of zippy picking patterns, emphatic melodies with a little bit of winding post-hardcore dissonance here and there, strong singing accented by a little bit of shouting… all gold. Every minute of it. I don't listen to albums repeatedly all that often, but I've listened to this thing like five times already this week. 12 songs in less than a half-hour… I need more immediately! Love it.