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This was a good year to be a Titus Andronicus fan. Their new album, The Most Lamentable Tragedy, wound up being something of a masterpiece: an epic listening experience that has weird detours and excessive flourishes that somehow cohere into the overall mood of the album, achieving frontman Patrick Stickles’ goal of creating a massive… More »

One of music’s finest qualities is that, for all its unifying power, it strikes different people in radically different ways. There is value in recognizing consensus, in appreciating the work that resonates with a broad swath of humanity, so every year the Stereogum staff teams up to generate a list of the year’s best albums. More »

We heard it again and again in 2015: This year in music is so good that any attempt to make sense of it is going to be a fool’s errand. And it’s true. We always agonize over our year-end lists, but we agonized harder over this one than we usually do. There are albums that… More »

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Stream Titus Andronicus Sorry About The Delay Mixtape

During SXSW in 2012, Titus Andronicus were selling a mixtape called Titus Andronicus LLC Mixtape Vol. 1, a limited CDR of demos, outtakes, covers, and…
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2015 - 8:51 am
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This weekend, New York City plays host to Governors Ball. …
Stereogum | June 5, 2015 - 3:49 pm
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Titus Andronicus – “Fatal Flaw” Video

Next month, Titus Andronicus come roaring back with The Most Lamentable Tragedy, the massive and overwhelming 93-minute rock opera that they've been working on forever.
Tom Breihan | June 4, 2015 - 1:14 pm
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

All of this week's best songs boast a balls-to-the-wall letting go in their own respective ways. Some are aggressive, others are shy and muted, but…
Stereogum | May 1, 2015 - 6:34 pm
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Titus Andronicus – “Dimed Out”

There is a new Titus Andronicus song in the world, and it is awesome. "Dimed Out" arrives via Merge Records -- signaling a label change…
Chris DeVille | April 30, 2015 - 10:02 am
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Titus Andronicus Share “Stranded (On My Own),” Announce 7″ Series

Titus Andronicus spent much of the past week Twitter-hyping an online "press conference" they'd be conducting live on YouTube. The press conference turned out to…
Tom Breihan | July 2, 2014 - 10:00 am
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Titus Andronicus’ Patrick Stickles Defends Lily Allen, Condemns Courtney Love

Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles is an intense and outspoken individual in person, as I found out when I wrote this feature about him. But…
Tom Breihan | April 30, 2014 - 11:48 am
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Hear Patrick Stickles On Marc Maron’s WTF

As I learned up close and in person last year, Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles can be a prickly, challenging interview subject, but he's also…
Tom Breihan | January 16, 2014 - 9:34 am

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be.
Chris DeVille | December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am
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Titus Andronicus Frontman Patrick Stickles Is Washed Up, And He Knows It

Patrick Stickles does not take compliments well. That's not to say he's rude or anything. When fans approach the Titus Andronicus frontman outside the Charlottesville,…
Tom Breihan | December 18, 2013 - 9:36 am
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Photos: Musicfest NW 2013

This past weekend Portland held Musicfest NW 2013, which had a pretty sweet line-up. Many of the bands playing have been doing incredible things on…
Miles Bowe | September 9, 2013 - 6:22 pm
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Patrick Stickles Details Upcoming Titus Andronicus Rock Opera, Movie

For anyone who wanted something bigger than the back to basics rock of Titus Andronicus' Local Business (especially after the overwhelming ambition of The Monitor)…
Miles Bowe | September 3, 2013 - 11:17 am
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Deconstructing: The End Of Maxwell’s And Leaving New Jersey

Doors opened at 8, but really a few minutes past, the other week in Hoboken, and the audience -- mostly young, mostly male -- drifted…
Charlotte Murtishaw | July 31, 2013 - 11:07 am
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Titus Andronicus – “I Love It” (Icona Pop Cover)

Titus Andronicus are packing in the curiosities this week. Frontman Patrick Stickles is now selling his services as a singing telegram -- although, only in…
Claire Lobenfeld | July 9, 2013 - 4:50 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | July 8, 2013 - 1:37 pm

Watch Titus Andronicus & The So So Glos Cover “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” In New Orleans

Right now, Titus Andronicus and the So So Glos are on the so-called "Bring Back The Dudes" tour, bringing sweaty and messy punk-rock singalongs to…
Tom Breihan | May 16, 2013 - 11:28 am
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Watch Patrick Stickles & Diarrhea Planet Cover “Born To Run”

Earlier this month, the charmingly monikered triple-guitar Nashville punk monster Diarrhea Planet played at the Brooklyn DIY venue Shea Stadium. And at the show, their…
Tom Breihan | April 22, 2013 - 4:52 pm
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Patrick Stickles (Titus Andronicus) – “Hey Tonight” (Free Energy Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Three years ago at SXSW, I saw Titus Andronicus and Free Energy play back-to-back. Both bands wrecked shop, but my favorite thing about the show…
Tom Breihan | February 27, 2013 - 10:14 am
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Fun Fun Fun Fest: The Rest Of Our Photos: Fucked Up, Superchunk, A Place To Bury Strangers, And More

Well, the fun is officially over -- Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 concluded yesterday with sets from Fucked Up, Japandroids, Deerhoof, Ceremony, Fang Island, Turbonegro,…
Michael Nelson | November 5, 2012 - 1:06 pm

Deconstructing: Titus Andronicus And The Possibility Of Punk Patriotism

On one wall in my apartment, I have two things hanging: On the left is a large American flag that covers most of the wall,…
Liz Pelly | October 30, 2012 - 9:00 am
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