The Title - The Progression EP
Record Label: None
Release Date: October 1, 2008
The Title have been having quite a busy year. First, they released their debut full length, Making A Scene. Then they released two subsequent EP's. The first EP consisted of acoustic tracks originally on the debut. The second EP, The Progression EP, contains a whole new batch of songs. These songs exemplify exactly what the band is good at doing, while at the same time moving forward with their sound.
To say that The Progression EP picks up where Making A Scene left off isn't totally accurate. While the band still encompasses the same kind of dance-y electronic pop-punk, they seem to have learned from the things that lacked in their debut. For one, every single song starts off strong with vocals kicking it right away, which replace the meandering of the beats in the debut. Each track replaces wandering electronics for hook-laden verses that leave the songs more memorable and catchier, rather than in the debut where hooks were hard to come by.
One of the strongest tracks on the EP is called "Plectronics" which is a re-done version of one of their older songs. This song has perfect single potential. It's easily the catchiest tune from the second you hear it. However, it also delves into different territory for the boys in The Title and becomes a bit slower, as well as more minimalist in instrumentation.
Although The Progression EP has shown change in the band's musical styling and writing, The Title have yet to find their own particular sound. However, they have certainly learned to master what they know and are surely on the road to something all their own.
The Title have been making a lot of quality music lately with fast beats, sunny demeanors, and catchy sing-a-longs - songs that basically just feel good to listen to. They certainly have progressed with this EP and it will lead them into new territory. With the chance of new fans being almost certain, this EP has them on the fast track toward some big things in the future.