The Northeast is home to fridgid coastal winters and New Jersey, both of which have worked hand in hand in shaping some of my favorite artists of the last decade or so. Music from the Garden State has always felt like it has something to prove– there’s a roaring determination behind even the most delicate of perfromers to breach the state lines that just can’t be ignored. I’ve talked about this a handful of times in my run with Substream, and I’m happy to say that Port Republic’s Suntitle are keeping that tradition going full-bore.

The band is gearing up to release an incredible new EP called The Loss Of this Friday on GTR Records. On The Loss Of, its abundently clear that Suntitle pulls from a myriad of influence ranging from bands like Citizen and Title Fight to the nu-metal that ran rampant through the airwaves in the aughts. The record is just as dense as it is melodic — if often feels like you’re caught in the thickest of rolling fogs with the vocal melody seemingly cutting through it like a floodlight. If this marriage sounds a little funky, we get it, but trust when I tell you that tracks like the blistering and irresistable “Comradery” are glistening examples of how well that marriage works.

When asked about the record, Suntitle says “The Loss Of Ep can be summed up by the dissolving of our previous band, Pines. By the end of that bands’ existence we, collectively, had been through a lot of emotionally exhausting times, from losing loved ones to drugs, to our family’s completely falling apart. From these moments, ‘The Loss Of’ came into fruition.”

You can stream The Loss Of in full below.

The Loss Of is out February 17th on GTR Records. Snag your copy here. Suntile will be hitting the road with Table Talk next month. Dates for that can be found below.

Suntitle tour