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Kingston punk rockers Title Fight play New York benefit show with Turnstile on Jan. 26

Kingston punk rockers Title Fight play New York benefit show with Turnstile on Jan. 26
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After rising success since their formation in 2003, Kingston punk/shoegaze band Title Fight has slowed down in the last two years, only playing sporadic shows here and there despite the high demand. Those who have been waiting to see them again can finally catch them at a benefit concert for their friend Aaron Warman and his family in Amityville, New York on Friday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. with Turnstile, King Nine, and Nosebleed.

Announced today, tickets for the all-ages show at the Revolution Bar & Music Hall (140 Merrick Rd., Amityville, NY), which are $20, go on sale this Wednesday, Jan. 10 at noon via Ticketfly and are limited to one per customer. Those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Title Fight embarked on a short Northeast tour with fellow Kingston rockers Westpoint in January of last year, including a sold-out Philadelphia show. Other than playing Outbreak Fest in the United Kingdom in April, the band has stayed quiet, though vocalist/bassist Ned Russin created a new electronic indie synth pop solo project called Glitterer and released a self-titled debut album in August. This upcoming benefit is the first announcement from the band since then.

The group recorded their latest album with famed producer/engineer Will Yip (Tigers Jaw, The Menzingers) in 2014 and released “Hyperview” in 2015 on Anti- Records, a sister label to Epitaph. Expanding their punk and hardcore sound with post-hardcore and shoegaze influences, they made a reflective mural downtown Wilkes-Barre to promote the record, which peaked at No. 78 on the Billboard 200 and No. 4 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart.

Title Fight’s previous albums, 2012’s “Floral Green” and 2011’s “Shed,” were released through SideOneDummy Records to rave reviews, and their legendary shows at the now-defunct Cafe Metro in Wilkes-Barre and their role in opening Redwood Art Space nearby solidified the band’s place in local music history. Let’s hope that, with their peers Tigers Jaw, The Menzingers, and Captain, We’re Sinking putting out new albums and doing so well lately, Title Fight will become more active in 2018.

See photos from Title Fight’s record release show in Wilkes-Barre in 2015 here.