Titus Andronicus, USA
From: Glen Rock, NJ
Current Album: The Airing of Grievances
The Jersey band took their name from a work by Shakespeare (in case you were wondering). They’re currently on tour with Los Campesinos! which is a great pairing of bands. It should be a very complimentary combo.
The Airing of Grievances was released last year and made it on some ‘Best of 2008’ lists. This week XL Recordings is re-releasing it. If you haven’t had a chance to hear the band think Los Campesinos! on punk steroids.
But what intrigues me is the fact they are multifaceted. And I have to say that certain songs make me think of The Replacements. I have dug each track I’ve listened to – it’s that good.
The energy that comes from their music is catching. Titus Andronicus comes off as a band who enjoy what they are doing and wants their audience to have a blast. So much so they are planning to air a web series in the coming weeks. How fun is that? They’ve posted a trailer for the series on their blogspot.