Since signing with Anti- Records and being covered by major media outlets like NPR, Vogue, and Pitchfork, Title Fight may have reached a new level of popularity recently, but their Northeastern Pennsylvania roots remain strong. The Kingston punk/shoegaze band held a free all-ages record release show right at home at the Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Feb. 3.
Local fans packed into the small store for a half-hour set that included the live debut of several new songs from “Hyperview,” along with some old favorites like “Shed.” Jamie Rhoden, Ned Russin, Shane Moran, and Ben Russin stayed long after to sign albums and promo posters, take pictures, and chat with anyone who approached the stage.
This is the band’s only scheduled concert in NEPA, though they’ll be playing at Union Transfer in Philadelphia on March 26, Webster Hall in New York City on March 27, and Revolution Bar and Music Hall in Amityville, New York on March 28. For a full list of tour dates, click here.
Watch the official music videos for “Chlorine” and “Rose of Sharon” now or see a video of the band creating the mural in downtown Wilkes-Barre with artist John Garrett Slaby that became the “Hyperview” album cover here.
by Keith Perks
Keith is an artist, photographer, and writer. He loves diners, dive bars, Southern culture, anything Irish, and vintage America. He knows Cytoxan kicks in after about eight hours and he once helped save a green pig.