Expect big things from Titus Andronicus’ next album. In an interview with Missoulian (via Pitchfork), frontman Patrick Stickles indicated that their next album will be rather ambitious. He says it will be a, “fictional, multi-act rock opera including 30-odd songs and at least one film.”
The plot is inspired in part by Nietzsche’s “The Birth of Tragedy,” and “Touched with Fire,” psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison’s book on how manic depression relates to the artistic temperament. There’s a guy who is going through depression, until he meets a doppelganger who reveals that he is a part of an acient race of humans
It all sounds very wildy entertaining and interesting. For the rest of the details, you should check out the piece over at the Missoulian.
By now, we all know to trust whatever Stickles and the rest of Titus Andronicus do. We just have to be patient.
Titus Andronicus filmed the video for “Still Life With Hot Deuce On Silver Platter” during their performance at Brooklyn venue Shea Stadium. It was directed by Bryan Schlam to give it VHS-like feel. That combined with their pefroamnce at such a tiny spot really works to their advantage.
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Titus Andronicus’ video for Local Business’ first single, “In A Big City” is here. It was directed by Isaac Ravishankara who captures Patrick and the band walking around New Jersey watching the big city, which is just across the river.
Titus Andronicus have released another song from their new album, Local Business. It’s called “Still Life with Hot Deuce and Silver Platter.”Â The band are in their comfort zone here, sounding like a very rootsy New Jersey rock band, which as we know, totally works for them.
Frontman Patrick Stickles is aware about the album leaking online, but is still going about his local business, all the ame. As seen in today’s post on their blog:
Hello friends. I invite you this morning to join me on a flight of fancy, wherein we will pretend that the forthcoming Titus Andronicus LP “Local Business” has not leaked onto the internet, and that you are still frothing with anticipation as to what it could possibly sound like. Well, froth no longer, dear friends, as it is now our pleasure to share with you the second track from said LP, “Still Life with Hot Deuce and Silver Platter.” BEHOLD!
Take a listen below.
Hear the first single “In A Big City” right here.
“In A Big City” is a contained affair from the band, who still bring the New Jersey-guitar feel, just in a less blitzkrieg manner. It’s a quality single, and it comes with a really random lyric video.
The band recorded the album this spring while in upstate New York. Owen Pallet is a featured guest playing the violin. Check out the 10-song tracklist below.
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Titus Andronicus have released a new music video for “No Future Part III: Escape From No Future”. They’re tired of all the cliche NJ stuff, and want to show you their favorite spots.
If you’re from NJ, this video is probably for you:
Concerts here at Binghamton can be very hit or miss. For instance, we got Taking Back Sunday for our spring fling concert next week (buzzkill, much?). Last year we had Girl Talk (awesome). The year before that? Eve 6 (yikes). Gotta love being on New York state’s budge. Thankfully, I’m a part of the wonderful Binghamton Underground Music Presents, who try and balance things out.
Next Thursday Titus Andronicus will be playing at Binghamton University’s Mandela Room, for the amazing price of $5. Support comes from River City Extension & The Jean Jackets (who come from Old Tappan/Ridgewood – which is really close to my hometown). For $5, this is quite a bargain. If you’re a student here at Bing, you better find a way to the Mandela Room next Thursday.
I’m also allowed to give one person free admission to the show. To win, just be the first person to leave a comment. Easy as that.
For more info on the show, head here.
Caught Titus Andronicus again at CMJ, only two days after the first time, and they brought their A-game once again. The crowd went pretty apeshit for them, creating a mini mosh pit near the middle. Titus can now say that they technically opened up for Kanye West. I am sorry to say I ever doubted their live skills. They have now proven to me twice that they can bring the rock.