Posted in music | tour dates on March 1, 2010

DOWNLOAD: Titus Andronicus - A More Perfect Union (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Titus Andronicus - Four Score And Seven (part one) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Titus Andronicus - Four Score And Seven (part two) (MP3)

Titus Andronicus (new member below) @ United Palace (more by Diana Wong)
Titus Andronicus
Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus have a new record, The Monitor, coming out March 9th on XL. That'll be celebrated with a record release show this Saturday, March 6th at Bowery Ballroom with Parts & Labor, The Babies and Cloud Nothings. Tickets are still on sale.

After that they head out on a record shop in-store tour - the closest that gets to NYC is Fords, NJ's Vintage Vinyl, over the bridge from Staten Island, on March 8th. The tour continues from there ad infinitum, and includes SXSW, where they'll play a few shows. One is the Fucked Up Saves Music showcase on Saturday night at Red 7. Another is the free BrooklynVegan Emo's day party on Wednesday (March 17th), which is also with Fucked Up. Both bands play that Emo's show on the main/outdoor stage with Japandroids, The Black Angels and more TBA. We're also simultaneously hosting the indoor stage with Torche, Withered, Landmine Marathon, Salome, Dark Castle, Javelina and The Atlas Moth.

The NYC-area shows on Titus Andronicus's post-SXSW tour happen on April 11th (Men Can Stop Rape Benefit @ Red Hook High School), April 13th (Rodrigues Coffee House @ Fordham University) and April 14th (at SUNY Purchase Student Center). Those last two (and others) are with the Babies. Let's Wrestle, who you can catch at Knitting Factory on March 15th, opens another leg of the tour through the South and West Coast. Titus ends the tour on April 24th with a show at Maxwell's with Harlem (tickets still on sale).

The three songs above (two reposted, and the new full-force opener "A More Perfect Union") are from the new record, which features guest appearances by members of "Ponytail, Wye Oak, Vivian Girls, Hold Steady, etc.d and a generous assortment of colorful New Paltz locals [where they recorded the album]." As you can see above, the band also sports new member Amy Klein on guitar and violin. More info on the record, a preview video, tour poster, and all tour dates are below...

Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus: The Monitor Trailer

The Monitor was recorded during August of 2009, under the watchful eye of producer and engineer Kevin McMahon (who oversaw our first album, as well as Pussy Cats by the Walkmen, Son of the Tiger by the Big Sleep, and Promises Promises by Die! Die! Die! among others), at his studio - Marcata Recording - in New Paltz, NY. The usual suspects from the world of Titus Andronicus were all in attendance, as well as an all-star cast of luminous friends (members of Ponytail, Wye Oak, Vivian Girls, Hold Steady, etc.) and a generous assortment of colorful New Paltz locals. The aforementioned Kevin McMahon also did the mixing during September and October, and Greg Calbi did the mastering (so chosen because he is the only person alive who can claim involvement in both The Chemistry of Common Life by Fucked Up and Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell by Meat Loaf) in early November. [Patrick from Titus]
Titus Andronicus - 2010 Tour Dates
Mar 6 Record release show @ Bowery Ballroom New York, New York #
Mar 8 Vintage Vinyl Fords, New Jersey ^
Mar 9 My Mind's Eye Lakewood, Ohio ^
Mar 10 Used Kids Columbus, Ohio ^
Mar 11 Ohio University Athens, Ohio
Mar 12 Ear X-Tacy Louisville, Kentucky ^
Mar 13 Reckless Records Chicago, Illinois ^
Mar 14 Vintage Vinyl St Louis, Missouri ^
Mar 15 Eclipse Cultural House Tulsa, Oklahoma
Mar 16 Good Records Dallas, Texas ^
Mar 18 Waterloo Austin, Texas ^
Mar 20 Fucked Up Saves Music showcase @ Red 7 Patio Austin, Texas
Mar 21 Black Market EL PASO, Texas *
Mar 22 Chyro Arts Phoenix, Arizona *
Mar 23 Bootleg Theater LOS ANGELES, California *
Mar 24 Club Mercy Santa Barbara, California &
Mar 25 SLO Arts Center San Luis Obispo, California *
Mar 26 Cellar Door Visalia, California *
Mar 27 Luigi's Fungarden Sacramento, California *
Mar 28 Slim's SAN FRANCISCO, California *
Mar 30 Vera Project SEATTLE, Washington *
Mar 31 Mississippi Studios PORTLAND, Oregon *
Apr 01 Cobalt Vancouver, British Columbia *
Apr 02 The Palace MISSOULA, Montana
Apr 04 The Aquarium FARGO, North Dakota
Apr 05 7th St Entry MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota
Apr 06 Project Lodge Madison, Wisconsin
Apr 07 Bottom Lounge CHICAGO, Illinois
Apr 08 Majestic Café DETROIT, Michigan
Apr 09 Sneaky Dee's Toronto, Ontario
Apr 10 Green Room Montreal, Quebec
Apr 11 Men Can Stop Rape Benefit @ Red Hook High School [early show] Red Hook, New York
Apr 11 Lily Pad/Toad's Place Upstairs [late show] New Haven, Connecticut %
Apr 12 Great Scott ALLSTON, Massachusetts %
Apr 13 Rodrigues Coffee House @ Fordham University Bronx, New York %
Apr 14 SUNY Purchase Student Center PURCHASE, New York %
Apr 15 The Barbary PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania %
Apr 16 St. Steven's Church / Positive Force DC Washington, DC, Washington DC
Apr 17 Random Row CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia
Apr 18 Local 506 CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina
Apr 19 529 ATLANTA, Georgia
Apr 20 Radio Radio INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana
Apr 21 Skull Alley Louisville, Kentucky
Apr 22 Summit COLUMBUS, Ohio
Apr 23 Abbey Bar HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania
Apr 24 Maxwell's HOBOKEN, New Jersey !
# w/ Parts and Labor, the Babies
^ (in-store performance)
* w/ Let's Wrestle
& w/ Ted Leo/RX
% w/ The Babies
! w/ Harlem

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Comments (29)

AOTY

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2010 5:41 PM

Best song I've heard this year BY FAR

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2010 6:36 PM

titus andronicus puts so many other modern bands to shame right now.

titus andronicus, so hot right now, titus andronicus.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2010 6:42 PM

seconded. so for aoty.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2010 6:45 PM

did the pogues rename themselves?

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2010 6:58 PM

their keyboard player is new too.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2010 7:34 PM

Wow that new song is way better than four score and seven. I have very high hopes for this record now. Saturday's show should be great.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2010 8:33 PM

Playing the pitchfork sxsw showcase too...something tells me best new music is about to be dropped on The Monitor.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2010 8:35 PM

Oh wow, apparently the whole new album is now streaming on myspace. So far really good.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2010 9:01 PM

...back to back Bragg and Springsteen references on A More Perfect Union

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2010 9:06 PM

holy shit the collective boner of this post is throbbing

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2010 10:21 PM

it's so deserved. seriously. feel this...

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2010 11:21 PM

boner

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2010 11:47 PM

The enemy is everywhere.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2010 11:54 PM

baby we were born to die!

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 1:07 AM

I'd hit it.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 1:21 AM

God, how many line up changes did this band go through? Isn't the one dude in Deer Tick now?

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 9:45 AM

no way dude whoooaaaaaa

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 11:37 AM

The rythem section stays in tact, it just seems like no guitarists want to stay.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 1:47 PM

Is Bright Eyes in this band?

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 6:30 PM

Honestly other then the singers voice, I really don't think this band sounds even a little bit like Bright Eyes.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 8:54 PM

Wow...new album is really good.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 9:33 PM

a comparison to bright eyes...how original and insightful

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 9:46 PM

MANIC

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2010 8:24 AM

Anyone know if the Fordham show is open to the public?

Posted by texastab | April 12, 2010 1:30 PM

yeah, i was wondering about the fordham show being open to the public too. It's a hike, but well worth it for both titus and babies.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2010 10:58 AM

it's open to the public! just confirmed

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2010 11:57 AM

Looks like a pretty cool band, I think I will check them out

Posted by regnskabsassistance | February 14, 2011 8:34 AM

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