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“I started the lyrics to this song maybe three or four times and I scrapped them every time. And then I had the one line, the first line of the song in my head, “But did you know I hold my breath through every tunnel?‘” and I literally wrote the whole thing on the 20-minute car ride home. Putting it first on the record makes a statement for the overall theme, of young insecurities and still being confused and going year by year and thinking it’s getting more understandable, but every year I grow older it’s still insane.“ - Ned Russin

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Dresses - “Blew My Mind”

Directed by Dannel Escallón & Jess Dunlap

from the album ‘Sun Shy’ out now

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NPR STREAMS NEW SONG, “SYMPATHY

First, National Public Radio (NPR) has been kind enough to stream another new song off of Floral Green for us. It is titled, ”Sympathy“ and you can hear it here: http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2012/08/14/158686620/song-premiere-title-fight-sympathy

FLORAL GREEN PREORDERS

Second, we have just launched preorders for the record on our SideOneDummy webstore here: http://store.sideonedummy.com/bands/title-fight.html

We are excited to offer some cool items that are limited and exclusive to this preorder. They include:

Floral Green LP on "Floral" (Limited to 500 copies)

Floral Green LP on Green (Limited to 2500 copies)

Floral Green CD

Floral Green Cassette (Limited to 500 copies) 

T-Shirt + CD or LP

Deluxe Package (Limited to 250 Bundles) - Includes:

  • Floral Green CD
  • Floral Green LP on Green
  • Floral Green Cassette 
  • 9x27” Pennant illustrated by John Garrett Slaby
  • T-Shirt w/ Floral Green artwork
  • Floral Green Disposable Camera (with the first picture taken by us)


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Top 2 photos: Daylight (Superheaven) & Basement playing at Redwood Art Space in Summer 2011.

Bottom 2 photos: Basement & Superheaven playing a sold out show at Union Transfer in Summer of 2014. 

I’m extremely proud of my friends and how far they’ve come. It’s really amazing to have so many talented friends being so good at what they do, and watching them grow overtime. What difference three years makes.

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Superheaven - Next To Nothing (Official Music Video)

We Cool? We Cool. Why Jeff Rosenstock Matters

by Erik van Rheenen

Most “this band means a lot to me” stories follow a certain narrative tack. They start with discovering the band as an impressionable, bright-eyed teenager, probably introduced by a wise older sibling, a mixtape burned from a best friend’s CD-R drive, or maybe headphones shared with a crush on a long ride somewhere, falling in love over four chords and split earbuds. That’s followed by enthusiastic discography-diving, tracking down the most obscure B-sides and splits that bootleg music blogs offered under their proverbial trench coats. And the stories usually culminate in finally sharing the same sweaty, small room with that band, shouting back the lyrics you fell in love with as your slightly younger self. Sound familiar? Probably.

So maybe it’s poetic justice that my story of how Jeff Rosenstock’s music brashly marched its way into my heart waves a casual middle finger to that narrative before dismantling it completely.

When I found myself gravitating towards ska-punk in high school – I didn’t go as far as to wear all-checkered-everything and sign up for skanking lessons, but an impossible number of Less Than Jake and Goldfinger songs occupied prime real estate on my iPod — I became tangentially familiar with Rosenstock’s foray into the genre with The Arrogant Sons of Bitches. I figured that, like a more punk Paul McCartney, Rosenstock just felt like filling the world with silly ska songs.

But lets bypass all the childhood nostalgia bullshit. I discovered Bomb the Music Industry! in college, in a soundproofed radio station tucked in the basement of Syracuse University’s student center. I was a freshman who wore his dorm room key on a lanyard, thought naming a fledgling radio show “Stage Dives and Sing-alongs” was cool, and trekked half a mile every Monday at 6:30 in the morning, wind whipping in my face, so I could settle into the WERW (What Everybody Really Wants!) studio for two hours and test just how soundproof those station walls were.

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