By Sean McCall | Posted Saturday, November 24, 2018
Suntitle is an alternative emo band from Port Republic, New Jersey. The band consists of Joe McGarvey on guitar/vocals, Kyle Fisher on guitar/vocals, Peter Bariexca on bass, and Dan Mattera on drums. Forming in June of 2014, they’ve gone through a change in name and brand and released their most recent EP The Loss Of, which has amazing artwork.
With influences such as Turnover, Citizen, Superheaven, and Basement, they deliver a very raw, organic, and intimate sound. They have a music video out for their song, “Art,” which premiered on New Noise Magazine. You can check that out here.
The Loss Of was released in February of 2018 through GTR Records which is an independent label located in Landsdale, Pennsylvania.
Suntitle’s EP opens up with a song called “Trust” that immediately ropes you in with intimate and moody bass and guitars. I love how they play with low vocals with layers of raspy and aggressive vocals overtop. It gives their music a lot of character, and keeps it interesting and energetic. The song is 5 minutes of intimacy and discusses holding on to hope even when you feel as though your faith in life is draining. I really enjoy the way this song ends with the cord structure differentiation, and the tempo changes. Definitely a solid start to the record.
The second song, “Comradery,” gives me an immediate balance and composure “I Can’t Do This Alone” feel mixed with some Title Fight. It’s one of those songs you just find yourself immediately moving your head to. I really like the guitar work in this one, and the chorus is super catchy. Again, they play with vocal octaves that are super tasteful.
The third song, “Amity,” keeps the momentum moving very well. This song is super poetic and has beautiful broken and vulnerable melodies. I don’t really need to say much more than that for this one, other than to just give it a listen yourself.
The fourth song on the EP, “Faith,” brings back the theme of faith, and I immediately caught my head boppin’ again. This song is super energetic right away, and about half way through the song Joe sings, “wake me up from this nightmare” which is the juiciest hook and change in rhythmic feel. This song reminds me of Title Fight’s “The Last Thing You Forget,” Turnover’s “Magnolia,” and a Code Orange influence with the guitar work about 12 seconds into the song. You’ll know what I mean, but you have to go listen. I don’t make the rules. Anyway, this is one of my top tracks from The Loss Of. From 2:40 on, it just slaps.
The second to last song, “Life,” is a heart-wrencher. It’s dynamo, aggressive, and spacey. I really like the purity of these lyrics, and the portrayal of words through their melodies. They discuss the use of drugs and watching loved ones deteriorate to addiction, which is a very tough subject to talk about, and they do so perfectly. This one will definitely make you feel and think.
Suntitle finishes the record off with “Art” which gives me Turnover’s “Magnolia” vibe again, which I personally think is a super underrated record. This song is a certified bop and up my alley. It concludes The Loss Of with aggression and passion. I love the stops and silence towards the end, and Peter low key rips a quick hot riff before they close it off.
All in all, this record is something to check out when you’re upset, angry, or sad. There’s a lot of emotion in The Loss Of and, most importantly, authenticity. I’ve seen these guys play many times, and they are very tight. The production quality is great and portrays Suntitle perfectly. Definitely check this record out the next time you have a car ride or 20 minutes free if you haven’t already.