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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 into Maxwell’s discordantly, with the unsure babble of those anticipating a blowout but gearing up for a funeral.

Maxwell’s has been tough to talk about these days, to… More »

By: Charlotte Murtishaw / July 31, 2013 - 11:07 am

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 NYC, Long Island, NJ; whatever Westchester did to you, Stickles, we’re sorry — and the band has now released a of Icona Pop’s ever-present breakout single “I Love It.” Under… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / July 9, 2013 - 4:50 pm

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… More »

By: 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 bars across this great nation. And both bands came together onstage to end a recent set at the New Orleans venue Siberia. The So So Glos guys drunkenly paid homage… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 16, 2013 - 11:28 am

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 friend and frequent tourmate Patrick Stickles, frontman of Titus Andronicus, joined them onstage to cover Bruce Springsteen’s immortal “Born To Run,” a song Stickles has already referenced in song. “Bor… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 22, 2013 - 4:52 pm

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 was the way Titus stayed to watch Free Energy, taking over the front row and dancing hard and singing along to everything. Both bands toured together that summer, and whe… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 27, 2013 - 10:14 am

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, A Place To Bury Strangers, and like 30 other bands. We’ve got pics in the gallery from Sunday’s sets — courtesy of Trent Maxwell — with Linda Flores’s shots of… More »

By: 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, so big it took two people to hang up when we moved in. To the right of the flag is a notably less patriotic, more anti-establishment emblem: a poster I… More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 30, 2012 - 9:00 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Nice job this week, video directors! There were definitely too many good videos this week. I don’t know how I didn’t manage to find room for the A Place To Bury Strangers video where toys melt and burn in extremely satisfying ways, or the Wild Nothing video where Michelle Williams, despite not really doing anything,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 26, 2012 - 3:43 pm

Titus Andronicus – “In A Big City” Video

The video for “In A Big City,” the rousing lead single from Titus Andronicus’s not-The Monitor-but-still-great new album Local Business, depicts frontman Patrick Stickles as a scowling solitary figure, fighting through crowds and crossing desolate urban-blight Jersey landscapes so that he can arrive on the Hudson River’s banks and stare down the promised land o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 26, 2012 - 12:49 pm

Stream Titus Andronicus Local Business

Local Business, the third album from conceptual and ambitious Jersey punks Titus Andronicus, might not quite reach the dizzy heights of The Monitor, their last album, but it’s already starting to sound like one of the year’s most durable rock records, and it’s probably something that you need in your life. We’ve already heard a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 15, 2012 - 9:44 am

Titus Andronicus – “Still Life With Hot Deuce And Silver Platter”

We’ve already heard first single “In A Big City,” and now Titus Andronicus are letting us hear another song from their pretty great album Local Business. The sprawling, bar-rocking “Still Life With Hot Deuce On A Silver Platter” now has its own lyric video, and it’s bare text over the album art, not the entertaining… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 12, 2012 - 11:29 am

Premature Evaluation: Titus Andronicus Local Business

Titus Andronicus could really give a fuck about degree of difficulty. Here’s how we know that Titus are one of our finest working bands: They can record an album of jaunty singalong beer-punk anthems about the vast indifference of the cold world. They can open things up with this line: “OK, by now I think… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 9, 2012 - 12:58 pm

Ceremony – “Everything Burns”

Cali punks Ceremony already made a ridiculously fun album this year with Zoo, and now they’re teaming up with Titus Andronicus for a massive fall tour, which would be the punk rock tour of the year if Titus hadn’t already toured with Screaming Females. Both bands are also hooking up for a super-limited new split… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 1, 2012 - 4:30 pm

Titus Andronicus – “In A Big City”

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 write… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 18, 2012 - 10:52 am

Titus Andronicus Local Business Details

Hard to believe we’ve been listening to Titus Andronicus’s outstanding The Monitor for more than two years now. And yeah, the band has kept us (and themselves) occupied covering everyone from X-Ray Spex to Lana Del Rey, but that’s no substitute for a new album. Well, it appears that wait is very nearly over. More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 10, 2012 - 11:58 am

Dinowalrus – “Happy” (Feat. Patrick Stickles) (Rolling Stones Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

For no particular reason, the Brooklyn trio Dinowalrus have corralled a buddy of theirs, Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles, into helping them out on a cover of the Rolling Stones classic Exile On Main Street rave-up “Happy.” Their version is sloppy, drunk, and fun, as a Rolling Stones cover ideally should be. Download it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 11, 2012 - 2:54 pm

Titus Andronicus – “Oh Bondage! Up Yours!” (X-Ray Spex Cover)

Permanent Wave is a new benefit tribute compilation dedicated to the legendarily unhinged first-wave British punk band X-Ray Spex. On the compilation, Titus Andronicus reunite with Amy Klein, who left the band last year, to cover “Oh Bondage! Up Yours,” the best-known X-Ray Spex track, with Klein, whose feminist collective Permanent Wave spearheaded the comp,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 17, 2012 - 1:54 pm

Download Titus Andronicus LLC Mixtape Vol 1

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 19, 2012 - 9:28 am

Titus Andronicus – “Ecce Homo” & “Still Life with Hot Deuce AND Silver Platter”

Titus Andronicus seems to be back in the swing, debuting some new songs on WFMU and on the road. Titus’s Twitter pointed to a live clip from the 3/4 Asbury Park show at the Stone Pony which features a medley of two new songs, allegedly titled “Ecce Homo” and “Still Life with Hot Deuce AND… More »

By: Corban Goble / March 9, 2012 - 10:32 am