Review Summary: Only coming in at five minutes, both bands manage to do each other justice on this split and make their covers an entertaining experience
It's always intriguing to hear bands cover one another. Sometimes the turnout may be good, or it may be bad, but in the end we always tune in to give it a listen. Teaming up to release a Record Store Day exclusive seven inch, both Title Fight and Touche Amore decided to cover one of each other's songs for said release. Touche Amore and Title Fight are both very different bands in terms of sound, so it’s funny that they chose to cover one another for their split. Their difference in sound alone is enough to capture one's attention and warrant a listen.
Title Fight starts things off with their cover of the popular Touche Amore track, "Face Ghost." The track starts off in the same subtle manner that Touche did on their version, but when Ned Russin’s vocals come in, it automatically turns the track in a different direction than the original. He brings his trademark gruff vocals to the song and it suits it very well, working best at the times when the song suddenly shifts in tempo around the halfway point. Jamie Rhoden contributes vocals as well to give it that trademark Title Fight dual vocal assault that their fans have come to adore. The ending of the track is delivered in a mellower way than Touche did on their version and it follows the same path until the track abruptly ends and Touche Amore comes in with their cover of Title Fight’s “Crescent Shaped Depression.” Right away, Touche kick off their cover of "Crescent Shaped Depression" by implementing their trademark speed and sailing the song full speed ahead. Jeremy surprisingly does exceptionally well on this track, especially since Title Fight’s brand of emo inspired pop-punk isn’t exactly a sound that you would expect to compliment his voice. His delivery of the lyrics "Our hands only shake when we cross state lines"
show that he is having a considerable amount of fun doing the track
All in all, the split EP was released just for fun, and it’s apparent that both bands had no problem stepping out of their comfort zones to try different styles and have a great time in the process. Being two of the biggest bands in the scene today, it would be cool of other bands were to try something like this, because this release proves that not only can it be a great way to market themselves to more people, but an enjoyable experience. Touche Amoré and Title Fight both add their own flair to their covers on this release and prove that they are both very talented young bands who are going nowhere but up in the next couple of years. Only coming in at five minutes, both bands manage to do each other justice on this split and make their covers an entertaining experience.