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Titus Andronicus at BV-SXSW 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus, whose ever-changing lineup is now Patrick Stickles (singer/songwriter/guitarist), Eric Harm (drums), Julian Veronesi (bass), Liam Betson (guitar) and Adam Reich (guitar), will release their third album, Local Business, on October 23 via XL. A press release reads:

While the first two albums were elaborate concoctions, Local Business is of the earth. Titus Andronicus the studious recording project and Titus Andronicus the raucous touring machine are no longer two distinct beings; there is only Titus Andronicus, rock and roll band. This is to say, it was recorded primarily live with precious few overdubs, with an elite squad of musicians.
This should come as good news for those who thought The Monitor went too far away from the band's punk roots. Meanwhile, they did bring in Owen Pallett to contribute violin and still have song titles like, "Titus Andronicus VS. The Absurd Universe (3rd Round KO)."

We heard one of the songs, "Upon Viewing Oregon's Landscape With The Flood Of Detritus," back in February when it premiered on WFMU. That track was since released on a split 7" with Diarrhea Planet and you can listen to it HERE. Some recent live videos of other new songs and the Local Business tracklist are below.

Titus will support the new album with a tour which hasn't been announced yet, but before then they'll play a free NYC show at House of Vans on August 16 with Cursive (who also have an upcoming tour with Minus the Bear), Love As Laughter, and Joyce Manor (who also play Acheron that same night [8/16]). RSVP is required.

The only other announced date for Titus at the moment is Fun Fun Fun Fest. Videos and tracklist are below.

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Titus Andronicus - "(I Am The) Electric Man" live

Titus Andronicus - "In A Big City" live

Titus Andronicus - "Ecce Homo"/"Still Life with Hot Deuce and Silver Platter" live

Local Business Tracklist:
1. Ecce Homo
2. Still Life With Hot Deuce And Silver Platter
3. Upon Viewing Oregon's Landscape With The Flood Of Detritus
4. Food Fight!
5. My Eating Disorder
6. Titus Andronicus VS. The Absurd Universe (3rd Round KO)
7. In A Big City
8. In A Small Body
9. (I Am The) Electric Man
10. Tried To Quit Smoking

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Comments (18)

I should go, they rarely play this area.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2012 3:29 PM

Tomorrow night is the last TERMINATOR TOO:JUDGMENT PLAY show at Santos Party House before they move to LA.
It's a comedy live-action remake and a volunteer out of the crowd gets to be Arnold.
If you ever saw Point Break Live, it's the same people.

Posted by Ed Furlong | August 10, 2012 3:34 PM

This will be awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2012 3:48 PM

Titus Andronicus sucks my fucking ass out

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2012 4:05 PM

enough of these beta males

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2012 4:05 PM

Greatest band to ever come out of Jersey after Trixter

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2012 4:07 PM

"the band's punk roots"

Yeah, except this "punk" band is a pussy to their record label. Real punk rock, guys.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2012 4:19 PM

^^
Plz explain.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2012 4:49 PM

This band fucking sucks but I'm gonna see them anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2012 4:51 PM

are people still pretending to like this? i had to walk out at 285 kent

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2012 4:57 PM

saw them open for the pouges—unlistenable but it was t5 so who knows?

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2012 5:03 PM

Yes Derrick Bickles is back.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2012 5:14 PM

Overrated and lame. Next album, they'll be opening for Gaslight Anthem.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2012 5:45 PM

IPODS—DIVERSITY FROM TRACK TO TRACK

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2012 5:59 PM

Can't wait till the TA tickets go on sale. 4xface for sure.

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2012 12:03 PM

New Jersey assholes, UNITE!

Posted by Sam | August 11, 2012 3:17 PM

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Posted by miniclip | August 30, 2012 4:14 AM

I like how their band is named off of a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Titus Androicus is a great punk band. One of my favorites.

Posted by ontario honey | November 12, 2012 10:31 AM

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