by Andrew Frisicano

John Davis of Title Tracks (by Shervin Lainez)
Title Tracks

In early 2008, after several years spent in Washington D.C. bands like Q And Not U and Georgie James, John Davis decided he was ready to go out and start writing and recording albums on his own. John began work on the songs that were to become the first Title Tracks album in January 2008, as the unhappy fate of Georgie James became clear. By the time that Georgie James officially split up in the summer of 2008, John had an album's worth of songs ready to go and began playing shows with a new group behind him by the end of that summer. It Was Easy is the debut full-length from Title Tracks, John's solo project

Title Tracks' debut comes out February 23rd on Ernest Jenning Record Co. On the album, John Davis plays every instrument himself (minus guest sax by Kriston Capps and two vocal contributions by Tracyanne Campbell of Camera Obscura). Live he'll be accompanied by a band. The album's first song, "Every Little Bit Hurts" posted above, is an upbeat power-pop number in the vein of Police/Elvis Costello/Ted Leo, the latter of which they'll be touring with this March. They open the first leg of Ted's tour, not the later dates that include an Irving Plaza show on April 9th. (Tickets for that are on sale.)

Before the Ted Leo dates, Title Tracks go on tour with peppy indie-pop band Pretty and Nice from Boston. Both bands play Union Hall on March 6th with Gary B & the Notions (tickets are on sale) and Cake Shop on March 7th. Title Tracks will also be at SXSW.

Pretty & Nice, a Hardly Art-signed band whose past credits include a BV day party at CMJ 2008 and opening for the Thermals, happen to also play tonight (1/26) at The Cameo with Drunken Sufis. Their "Tora Tora Tora" is above. More tour dates are below.

Ted Leo performs at the Bell House's stacked Haiti benefit on Wednesday, January 27th.

All tour dates and tracklist/album art for Title Tracks' debut are below...

Title Tracks
'It Was Easy' tracklist
1. Every Little Bit Hurts
2. No, Girl
3. Black Bubblegum
4. Piles Of Paper
5. Hello There
6. Tougher Than The Rest
7. Steady Love
8. It Was Easy
9. At Fifteen
10. Found Out
11. She Don't Care About Time

Title Tracks - 2010 Tour Dates
2.11.10 Washington DC Black Cat #
2.14.10 Pittsburgh, PA Brillobox #
2.15.10 Dayton, OH South Park Tavern #
2.16.10 Pontiac, MI The Pike Room #
2.17.10 Cleveland, OH The Spot at Case Western #
2.18.10 Chicago, IL The Hideout #
2.19.10 Madison, WI Der Rathskellar at Wisconsin Union #
2.20.10 St. Louis, MO The Firebird #
2.21.10 Memphis, TN Hi Tone Cafe #
2.23.10 Denton, TX Rubber Gloves #
2.24.10 Austin, TX The Mohawk #
2.26.10 Tallahassee, FL Club Downunder #
2.27.10 Orlando, FL Will's Pub #
2.28.10 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn #
3.01.10 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 #
3.02.10 Richmond, VA Gallery 5 #
3.03.10 Baltimore, MD Golden West Cafe $
3.04.10 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Knecktie #
3.05.10 Cambridge, MA Middle East Upstairs $
3.06.10 Brooklyn, NY Union Hall $
3.07.10 NY, NY Cake Shop #
3.11.10 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop %
3.12.10 Pontiac, MI The Crofoot %
3.13.10 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge %
3.14.10 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon %
3.15.10 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue %
3.17-20.10 Austin, TX SXSW
# w/ Pretty & Nice
$ w/ Gary B & The Notions, Pretty & Nice
% w/ Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Ted Leo - 2010 Tour Dates
03-11 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop ^
03-12 Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot ^
03-13 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge ^
03-14 Madison, WI - High Noon Salon ^
03-15 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue ^
03-19 Seattle, WA - Neumo's
03-20 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
03-21 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
03-23 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
03-27 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
04-04 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
04-05 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
04-07 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
04-08 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
04-09 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
04-10 Boston, MA - Paradise
^ w/ Title Tracks

Pretty & Nice - other 2010 Tour DAtes
Jan 26 The Cameo Brooklyn, New York %
Jan 29 Oasis Pub New London, Connecticut #
Jan 30 The Monkey House Winooski, Vermont @
Feb 04 The Sierra Grill Northampton, Massachusetts @
% w/ Drunken Sufis
# w/ You Can Be A Wesley
@ w/ Big Big Bucks, You Can Be A Wesley