Titus Andronicus

When they played SXSW last week, Titus Andronicus announced that they’d brought something extra with them: A CDR mixtape, limited to 200 copies, that collected a whole bunch of the band’s random rarities, demos, live tracks and covers. (Mine was copy #36.) Someone must’ve realized that this wasn’t the most efficient way to get new music out into the world, so they’ve posted the entire mixtape for free download on their mixtape. Titus Andronicus LLC Mixtape Vol 1 includes a ton of demos, outtakes, and early recordings, as well as covers of songs from bands like the Velvet Underground, the Replacments, Weezer, Television Personalities, and Thin Lizzy — the last of which was recorded live not even two weeks ago. You’ll also find a proper recording of new single “Upon Viewing Oregon’s Landscape With The Flood Of Detritus” on the tape. Download that song below and the whole tape here.

[Photo by Linda Flores @ Beauty Bar]

Comments (2)
  1. Hmm, that’s interesting about the limited CD-R. Is it weird that my reaction to it is more surprised than the reaction people had two years ago when bands were distributing limited releases at SXSW on actual cassettes? I don’t think it’s time to start getting nostalgic about the CD just yet (especially considering that if you put it on a CD-R, it probably looks cheap as heck) and with this being a “mixtape,” I kind of want to be like, “Yo Patrick, you need someone to do your marketing?”

    • I have a theory that the CDR existed just so Patrick could use the phrase “slingin’ mixtapes out the trunk” from the stage when he was telling us to go find the guy with the Buzzcocks shirt if we wanted to buy it. Still, it’s pretty fun to own a super-limited thing like that, especially considering that it cost all of $2.

      Also, Mixtape Of The Week promises to be an interesting race this week.

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