There are two things I’ve given up hope of ever understanding:
1) Sub-genres of hardcore music
2) Kids these days
Case in point: Title Fight, who are a melodic hardcore (or maybe post-hardcore or possibly just hardcore) band from Kingston, Pennsylvania who have been kicking around some subset of the hardcore scene since 2003, which in hardcore years is a very long time. Whatever you want to call it, Title Fight play loud music with drums and guitars and screaming; it sounds great and that’s enough for me.
It turns out that it’s also enough for Anti- Records, who have signed Title Fight to their label for the release of their third album, which the band is currently recording with their long-time producer Will Yip. As a label, Anti- sure are hedging their bets with a roster that already includes Tom Waits, Wilco, Tinariwen and Simian Mobile Disco. Which goes to prove the above made point that good music knows no genre, I suppose.
I still maintain that I’ll never understand kids these days, though. Have a look at the video below, which Title Fight posted to the web to announce their signing to Anti-. Is that Paris Hilton? Is it possible that she’s actually saying “Title Fight”? If you slow down the video does it become any more compelling? Does anyone actually even care what Paris Hilton endorses these days?
Stay tuned for album dates and details and in the meantime go wild in a jump-off-things-in-youthful-abandon type of way at an upcoming Title Fight show.
09.06.14 - Riot Fest, Toronto, ON
09.12.14 - Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL (supporting Jane’s Addiction)