Touche Amore/Title Fight
Split


3.5
great

Review

by taxidermist USER (16 Reviews)
April 24th, 2013 | 14 replies


Release Date: 04/20/2013 | Tracklist

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.



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taxidermist
April 24th 2013


7203 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Quick write up.

Originally posted at http://mediasnobs.com/music-review/title-fighttouche-amore-split/

Criticism is always appreciated.

Brostep
Staff Reviewer
April 24th 2013


3452 Comments


Got this on vinyl at record store day, pretty pumped about that

pmmets07
April 24th 2013


5880 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

i love touche amore's cover

HenchmanOfSanta
April 24th 2013


1869 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Two little things:
"manner," not "manor."
You use "gruff vocals" twice in two sentences. Find a synonym.

Otherwise this looks good.

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taxidermist
April 24th 2013


7203 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thanks for the pointing that out, henchman.

taxidermist
April 24th 2013


7203 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

@Brostep I tried looking for it everywhere since my girlfriend really wanted it, but it was completely gone everywhere. Grab anything else?

spanndrew58
April 24th 2013


51 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I was lucky enough to get a copy, it's pretty good but not like touche's other splits.

Brostep
Staff Reviewer
April 24th 2013


3452 Comments


I got a Tegan & Sara Closer Remixed LP, a 20 for $20 Astralwerks single collection, and a Mumford live EP for $10 that's apparently worth about $25 on eBay, so I'm not complaining. I also got a bunch of DnB vinyl online, so that should be coming pretty soon.

taxidermist
April 24th 2013


7203 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

@spanndrew58 Def not on par with their other splits, but this was fun as hell.



EddieMarais
April 25th 2013


107 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Touche Amore's cover > Title Fight's cover
But overall, an experiment that didn't really work for me...

Good review though, pos.

EddieMarais
April 25th 2013


107 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Also, finding both band's more recent stuff to be a bit disappointing; it's a bit ironic they should decide to cover
eachother's older, better material...

pmmets07
April 25th 2013


5880 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

i thought Floral Green was leaps and bounds ahead of Shed, but TA's newer stuff has definitely been underwhelming

EddieMarais
April 25th 2013


107 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

TA definitely losing the sense of urgency; Floral Green I felt was a good album but will always prefer Shed for stupid nostalgia reasons (Totally impartial I swear...)

loveisamixtape
May 1st 2013


6036 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

floral green is the best title fight imo

but where can i find this

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