Titus Andronicus - Local Business

Last month, the great Jersey punkers Titus Andronicus announced the impending release of Local Business, their third album. And this morning, they’re hitting us with a lyric video for the album track “In A Big City,” a hearty and triumphant anthem about provincial alienation. Usually, lyric videos are pretty pointless, but Patrick Stickles actually writes words worth parsing. And the song itself has me very, very excited about Local Business — like, even more than I already was. Check it out below.


(via the Titus Andronicus Tumblr)

Local Business is out 10/23 on XL. My friend Nolen Strahls, the former Double Dagger frontman who now leads the band Pure Junk, designed the cover art.

Comments (9)
  1. I have no idea what any of those lyrics meant but I loved every single one of them.

  2. I don’t much but I know Titus is the butter on my toast

  3. The pictures that accompany this video are hilarious! It’s a pretty cool song too.

  4. Tried and ultimatey didn’t care for the first two Titus records. Told myself I wouldn’t buy this one, but this song is probably the best thing I’ve heard from them. There goes another fifteen bucks.

  5. Maybe it’s just the premature, cheesy, tongue-in-cheek lyric video, but I can’t help but compare it to it’s predecessor (my favourite album of 2010) and feel a little underwhelmed. But hey, it’s just one track, certainly keen to hear the rest.

  6. I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but I feel like they’re losing some of their punk and gaining lots of indie rock. The Monitor may have had an indie influence, but at the end of the day, it was a punk record. Don’t get me wrong I really enjoyed the track and the lyrics were sweet, but this wasn’t what I was expecting from the band that made “A Pot in Which To Piss.”

  7. Now I’m just a drop in a deluge of hipsters

  8. Is this the same singer? It sounds nothing like him. This song is okay, but lacks ambition or edge. I am disappoint.

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