Spotlight: Titus Andronicus



Titus Andronicus, USA


air_of_gFrom: 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.

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