An indie rock group based out of Reading, Pennsylvania, Title and Registration creates music that is both witty and entertaining, while also tugging on the heartstrings of a wide variety of listeners. Coming from a military family, front man Jordan Santiago embraced his constantly moving childhood and channeled it into his outgoing persona and writing style. He claims that he “came out of the womb making music” and uses the arts as a way of expressing himself and allowing his personality to shine through. He strongly believes in the arts as a form of communication that can be used to create connections with all different people no matter their age, gender, or background. After his previous band, Hot Dad Calendar, went on hiatus, T&R was formed in 2018 as another musical project for Santiago to continue creating and collaborating with other artist’s on Albright College’s campus.
Drawing influences from similar artists such as Tiger’s Jaw and the Front Bottoms, Santiago’s higher vocal range is reminiscent of the alternative genre that has become so popular over recent years. The name of the group also indicates the heavy influence from Death Cab for Cutie. Their song, “Title and Registration,” expresses the idea of memories and mementos that fade away but can still come back to people in unexpected ways. This theme rings true for much of the music created by Title and Registration.
T&R aims to create music that showcases genuine emotion for both dedicated fans and new listeners alike. His lyrics and music often contain anecdotes that reference his own life, relationships, and experiences, but are portrayed in a way that remain universal to people from all walks of life. The project has gained a significant following already in the Reading-Philadelphia area. T&R’s debut single “Toothpick,” released in the fall of 2018, sets the tone for the group’s content perfectly.