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Titus Andronicus @ the Whitney Museum - July 10, 2009 (more by Leia Jospe)
Titus Andronicus

The art of Losing: You pay a lot of "homage" (for lack of a better word) to your hometown of Glen Rock. Suburbia is a lot different in Texas than the Northeast, or so I thought until I watched the video of the Streets of Glen Rock on your blog. But nonetheless, can you describe a little bit about New Jersey and how exactly it shaped you guys?

Patrick from Titus Andronicus: "Well, New Jersey kind of instills in it's residence that sort of underdog spirit. Just because so much of the identity of New Jersey is based around the flack that New Jersey receives from internal and external forces. When you tell people that you're from New Jersey, it's just like a big joke to most of America. They think that we smell bad and that we are all stupid. And even so much of the best art that has come out of New Jersey is about trying to get away. Like, Bruce Springsteen in particular. There was even a time, in New Jersey when they were campaigning to get "Born to Run" to be the official state song... which is sort of ridiculous in that it is about how hopeless New Jersey is... I mean, I love New Jersey. It is definitely very special to me... People from New Jersey have always got something to prove, know what I'm saying?"

NJ's Titus Andronicus are teaming up with the So So Glos for a fall North American tour that begins and ends in Brooklyn. The tour kicks off on September 2nd at Monster Island Basement, and closes on October 15th with a show at the new Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, which means that venue should be open by then. On September 19th they play a show in Portland that is part of Music Fest NW. On October 14th they play a show at Maxwell's in Hoboken. Tickets for that NJ one are on sale.

The So So Glos have a couple NY gigs beforehand, including an August 1st show that wraps up the summer North American tour of UK band Lovvers. Also on the bill are The Sundelles, Babies and That Ghost. You can also catch them tonight (7/28) at the Delancey.

Titus recently played a show at the Whitney museum. That honor goes to the Vivian Girls and These are Powers this Friday (7/31).

All Titus/So So tour dates below...

Titus Andronicus - 2009 Tour Dates
Wed 09.02 - Brooklyn, NY Monster Island Basement *
Thu 09.03 - Boston, MA Harper's Ferry *
Fri 09.04 - Montreal, QC II Motore *
Sat 09.05 - Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern *
Sun 09.06 - Detroit, MI Magic Stick *
Mon 09.07 - Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge *
Tue 09.08 - St. Louis, MO The Firebird *
Wed 09.09 - Iowa City, IA The Mill *
Thu 09.10 - Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre *
Fri 09.11 - Denver, CO Larimer Lounge *
Wed 09.16 - Vancouver, BC Media Club *
Thu 09.17 - Olympia, WA The Northern *
Fri 09.18 - Seattle, WA The Funhouse *
Sat 09.19 - Portland, OR The Doug Fir- Music Fest NW *
Tue 09.22 - San Luis Obispo, CA SLO Art Center *
Thu 09.24 - Los Angeles, CA Echo *
Sat 09.26 - Phoenix, AZ Modified Arts *
Tue 09.29 - El Paso, TX Black Market *
Wed 09.30 - Austin, TX Mohawk *
Thu 10.01 - Houston, TX Mangos *
Sat 10.03 - Birmingham, AL Bottletree *
Sun 10.04 - Memphis, TN Hi-Tone *
Mon 10.05 - Knoxville, TN Pilot Light *
Tue 10.06 - Atlanta, GA 529 *
Wed 10.07 - Athens, GA Caledonia Lounge *
Thu 10.08 - Charlotte, NC Milestone *
Fri 10.09 - Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 *
Sat 10.10 - Charlottesville, VA The Southern *
Sun 10.11 - Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel *
Mon 10.12 - Baltimore, MD The Talking Head *
Tue 10.13 - Philadelphia, PA Barbary *
Wed 10.14 - Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's *
Thu 10.15 - Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory *
* w/ The So So Glos

The So So Glos - additional 2009 Tour Dates
Jul 28 The Delancey (Todd P movie thing)
Aug 01 Death By Audio w/ Lovvers, The Sundelles, Babies, That Ghost Brooklyn, New York
Aug 22 Bikes in the Kitchen Brooklyn, New York

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Comments (36)

good band, but if you think they're good, listen to their recently-left the-band member andrew cedermark. his music is unnaturally great.

http://www.myspace.com/witchelms

Posted by dane | July 28, 2009 8:23 PM

I just heard the Andrew Cedermark song that was posted on pitchfork yesterday. It was really good, definitely want to hear more. Also this tour will be great, two really fun bands.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 9:36 PM

Titus Andronicus photos from Starland Ballroom with The Hold Steady this past Friday here, http://thenjunderground.com/blog/2009/7/25/the-hold-steady-starland-ballroom-72409.html

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 12:35 AM

Also Wednesday night:

[ SHOWPAPER MUSIC VIDEO SCREENING ]
|| videos by ||
The So So Glos < video premiere!
Woods
Le Rug
Double Dagger
Ear Pwr < video premiere!
|| animation shorts by ||
Alexander Nathson
8pm / $5-20 (sliding scale) / ALL AGES (forever!)
The Silent Barn

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 1:28 AM

Titus Andronicus - is so not bruce they blow massive chunks

good
night
god
bless

Posted by gary w tallent | July 29, 2009 1:31 AM

FUCKING IDIOT JOURNALISTS,

WHY MUST YOU FUCKING COMPARE EVERY BAND FROM NJ TO BRUCE FUCKING SPRINGSTEEN. JESUS CHRIST.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 2:08 AM

so so glos!

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 2:14 AM

hottest member probably

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 2:31 AM

god bless rock and roll

Posted by | July 29, 2009 3:47 AM

i see a lot of coke and gay experimentation on this tour. i think these guys are that ahead of their time.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 4:13 AM

Best band from NJ to blow up and then take their buddies from NY out with them since the Vivian Girls decided to go on tour with The Beets.

Which NY band are you taking with you when you get back from Jack White, Screaming Females?

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 4:14 AM

Strong Island > New Jersey

That's right motha fuckers!

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 8:54 AM

"WHY MUST YOU FUCKING COMPARE EVERY BAND FROM NJ TO BRUCE FUCKING SPRINGSTEEN. JESUS CHRIST."

Actually that is the band member bringing up Bruce Springsteen in an interview. FREAKING IDIOT COMMENTER!

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 9:17 AM

the sos so glos couldn't rock their way out of a canoe- weak ass music

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 9:41 AM

bruce springsteen >> titus andronicus

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 9:41 AM

Speaking of awesome music projects involving TA members, people should check out that guys' music! Liam The Younger (myspace.com/iamtryingmybest)

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 10:34 AM

I fart on New Jersey

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 10:42 AM

New Jersey, lest we forget, was the Cradle of the Revolution. It has a proud history and a complicated present. Engaging in "My town is better than your town" banter is fairly 4th-grade, isn't it?

Posted by Brian, who lives in NJ | July 29, 2009 10:55 AM

You tell 'em, Brian!

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 11:27 AM

"strong island"? really?

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 11:28 AM

Titus fourth time playing Maxwell's? Opening for Los Campesionos, then a headlining gig/record release, opening for Ted, and now this one! Good for them! They killed it at Kearny opening for Ted!

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 11:34 AM

Titus rules! And you drule.

Posted by Toallyu Haters | July 29, 2009 11:53 AM

Sounds awesome....Titus at the new knitting factory.

Posted by Matt | July 29, 2009 12:04 PM

so so glos are easily one of the worst bands i've ever seen live.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 11:05 PM

so so glos are easily one of the best bands i've ever seen live

Posted by Synonymous | July 30, 2009 2:37 AM

so so glos are easily one of the so so bands i've ever seen live

Posted by Androgynous | July 30, 2009 2:45 AM

NJ by the Delaware is serene, beautiful and 40 minutes to Philly, 60 to nyc...and way fucking iller than Bushwick.

Also, Jersey goombas are probably only about half as retarded as Strong Island goombas.

The city kind of sucks unless you are rich.

Eventually, you'll realize that your band isn't going anywhere and your art sucks and you have been working in retail for the past decade and you will move to the 'burbs broke at 30, 35, 40.

Whereas I'm going to get a nice place in the woods so I don't have to look at the caricature-of-personality young brooklynites anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2009 10:15 AM

so so glo Matt Elkin is way cool!

Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2009 4:34 PM

Hopefully we get some news on Titus' new album as well on this tour.

Posted by David Glickman | July 31, 2009 1:03 PM

Liam, Andrew, Patrick... what a band of talented brainiacs! Also ex-TA Ian O'Neill's other band is cute too... it's so nice to see a bunch of hot, intelligent musicians who are really supportive and kind (I know because I've talked to them multiple times at shows... always warm and huggable and friendly) taking over the indie rock scene. Gives me hope that we're moving away from all that posing-and-frowning-in-black that was going on in the early 00s. Can't wait to hug Patrick when he comes to my neck of the woods this time! Always a highlight of the show for me. ;-)

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 8:51 PM

since when is punk called indie rock?

Posted by | August 3, 2009 8:20 AM

^^ Since idiots who know nothing about the history of punk OR indie just started calling everything that's not Britney Spears "indie."

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2009 8:39 AM

the so so glos suck you guys

Posted by ramsey dorseldorf | November 2, 2009 1:45 AM

ramsey dorseldorf sucks, duh

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Posted by Drivers Download | December 27, 2009 3:44 AM

NJ by the Delaware is serene, beautiful and 40 minutes to Philly, 60 to nyc...and way fucking iller than Bushwick.

Also, Jersey goombas are probably only about half as retarded as Strong Island goombas.

The city kind of sucks unless you are rich.

Eventually, you'll realize that your band isn't going anywhere and your art sucks and you have been working in retail for the past decade and you will move to the 'burbs broke at 30, 35, 40.

Whereas I'm going to get a nice place in the woods so I don't have to look at the caricature-of-personality young brooklynites anymore.

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