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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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Amy Klein Quits Titus Andronicus

Just a few days after playing a final show with Titus Andronicus at our CMJ showcase, Amy Klein announced that she was leaving the band…
Corban Goble | October 24, 2011 - 9:27 am
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CMJ 2011: Stereogum/Popgun Showcase @ Glasslands 10/18/11 Feat. Titus Andronicus, Delicate Steve, Mr. Dream, Cuckoo Chaos, Hollerado

So, CMJ. It's begun. This year we decided to get our shots in early, in some sort of a sado-masochistic attempt to be as lifeless…
Amrit Singh | October 19, 2011 - 4:04 pm
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Stereogum CMJ 2011: John Maus, Oneohtrix Point Never Added To Animal Collective DJs, Titus Andronicus, Etc.

UPDATE: We are happy to announce that Four Tet has been added to this bill, and will DJ from 8-9PM (which is precisely the time…
Amrit Singh | October 17, 2011 - 9:24 am
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Stereogum CMJ Parties 2011: Titus Andronicus, Animal Collective’s Geologist & Deakin, Twin Sister, More

Next week, NYC's streets will be teeming with a mix of earnest collegiate indie rock aficionados and grizzled music biz veterans. There will be wonderful…
Amrit Singh | October 10, 2011 - 4:46 pm
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Hear Titus, EMA, Surfer Blood Cover Nevermind

To celebrate Nevermind's 20th Anniversary, SPIN put together a tribute album called Newermind. It includes, in original track order, covers by Titus Andronicus ("Breed"), EMA…
brandon | July 19, 2011 - 3:21 pm
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4Knots Festival 2011 Recap

The first annual 4Knots Music Festival on Saturday, July 16th succeeded in turning South Street Seaport -- usually picturesque, tourist-clogged shopping plaza -- into an…
Andrew Frisicano | July 18, 2011 - 5:09 pm
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Okkervil River, Titus Andronicus, NewVillager @ The Wiltern, Los Angeles 6/23/11

Okkervil River, who are touring in support of their latest album I Am Very Far, delighted fans at The Wiltern last night. Titus Andronicus sonically…
Andrew Youssef | June 24, 2011 - 9:46 am

Our Band Could Be Your Life Tribute @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 5/22/11

It's ten years since Michael Azerrad first published his defining DIY '80s scene portrait Our Band Could Be Your Life, which covered an independent music…
Amrit Singh | May 23, 2011 - 10:01 am

Titus Andronicus – “No Future Part Three: Escape From No Future” Video

When we posted footage of Titus Andronicus covering They Might Be Giants, I mentioned a potentially more triumphant moment, the New Jersey-focused video for The
brandon | April 29, 2011 - 9:41 am
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Scenes From Coachella ’11: Friday

If you're at Coachella you aren't on here. But this isn't a bad year to be here, all told: YouTube's live stream features some nice…
Amrit Singh | April 16, 2011 - 3:33 pm
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Titus Andronicus Cover “Birdhouse In Your Soul”

The last time we checked in on A.V. Club’s Undercover series, Baths opted to take on the recently departed LCD Soundsystem’s "All My Friends." Here,…
brandon | April 12, 2011 - 3:00 pm
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Dirty Projectors, St. Vincent, Ted Leo, tUnE-yArDs Team Up For Our Band Could Be Your Life: The Concert

Michael Azerrad's Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes From The American Indie Underground 1981-1991 is a great book, an essential read for folks who…
brandon | March 8, 2011 - 3:14 pm
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Spend 13 Minutes And 17 Seconds With Titus Andronicus

Patrick Stickles & Co. work up an honest NJ sweat in this performance of The Monitor closer "The Battle Of Hampton Roads." The clip was…
brandon | October 14, 2010 - 12:45 pm
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Titus Andronicus & Free Energy Cover That Springsteen Song Vampire Weekend Covered A Few Weeks Ago

The tourmates performed "I'm Goin' Down" at the Earl in Atlanta last week, in direct violation of Vampire Weekend's multiple takes on the same Springsteen…
brandon | September 27, 2010 - 5:11 pm

FYF Fest 2010 In Photos

This past weekend L.A. hosted the heavily (and according to various reports, perhaps overly) attended Fuck Yeah Festival. Great lineup, though apparently not the most…
Amrit Singh | September 8, 2010 - 4:15 pm
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Titus Andronicus Bring “A More Perfect Union” To Fallon

Last night Patrick Stickles & Co. gave the awkward Jimmy Fallon audience something to dance for with a suitably shaggy, anthemic rendition of the abridged
brandon | August 6, 2010 - 11:51 am
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Pitchfork Music Festival 2010: Saturday Recap

A lot of times I compare live performances to how that band sounds on their album. At Pitchfork Festival, Saturday was really about how artists…
jessica | July 18, 2010 - 3:08 pm
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Pitchfork Music Festival 2010: Friday Recap

Amrit and I saw Inception just before the start of this year’s Pitchfork Festival, so you have to read this post with the understanding that…
jessica | July 17, 2010 - 2:57 pm
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Titus Andronicus & The Babies Cover “The Sweater Song”

Late last week in Philadelphia, Titus Andronicus and Vivian Girls’ Cassie Ramone gave the Barbary a spirited cover of Weezer's beloved "Undone - The Sweater…
brandon | April 19, 2010 - 2:09 pm
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Titus Andronicus – “A More Perfect Union” Video

One of The Monitor's best tracks is its raucous opener "A More Perfect Union," a song best experienced bleeding into "Titus Andronicus Forever"'s "the enemy…
brandon | March 29, 2010 - 2:20 pm
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