Sunday, August 21, 2011

Album Review: Shed

Title Fight play a mixture of post hardcore, pop punk, and emo that harkens back to bands like Sunny Day Real Estate, Hot Water Music, and Seaweed and also reminds me a bit of OKC’s own Red City Radio.  Shed is the band’s full length debut record and their first release on SideOneDummy Records. 

Produced by the legendary Walter Schreifels (of Gorilla Biscuits and Quicksand fame) Shed is an extremely tight and well produced album.  The opening track “Coxton Yard” is one of my favorites on the record.  It is a melodic hardcore blast that keeps the head bobbing, while the rest of the album changes from faster style melodic hardcore to mid-tempo to nearly slow post hardcore numbers.  Another standout moment is “Flood of ’72.”  Overall I think that this record works best during the faster moments, that’s not to say that the slower songs aren’t good because they are, I just prefer the faster ones. 

Title Fight is another younger band that shows a lot of promise.  If you are a fan of any of the aforementioned bands then I highly suggest you give Title Fight’s Shed a listen.    

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