Titus Andronicus – “Still Life With Hot Deuce And Silver Platter” Video
Local Business, the album that Titus Andronicus released last year, was a bit of a retrenchment, a return to the no-frills dude-rock that the band had been making before the all-out conceptual grandeur of The Monitor. It wasn’t The Monitor, so people got disappointed. But it remains a pretty kickass rock record, and the new video for the six-minute throwdown “Still Life With Hot Deuce And Silver Platter” is a nice reminder that these guys are complete beasts even when they aim lower. Director Bryan Schlam has given them a sweaty and physical performance video, filming them at Shea Stadium, the Brooklyn DIY venue that members of the band helped to found. There’s gimmickry — cameras affixed to guitars and mics, a fake-VHS tape-glitch in the middle — but the video mostly exists to convey how much fun a Titus live show can be, and it does its job admirably. Watch it below.
Local Business is out now on XL.