I love this band. I've only heard a bit of it so far but I can tell this is one of the best and punkest indie cds of the year. Their last album definitely was on both accounts. Buy it next week if you want your friends to think you're cool
Titus Andronicus - Local Business
XL / CD
MP3 V0 (VBR)
The lineup is: Patrick Stickles (singer/songwriter/guitarist), Eric Harm (drums), Julian Veronesi (bass), Liam Betson (guitar) and Adam Reich (guitar). The album was recorded in New Paltz, New York's Marcata Recording with producer/engineer/mastermind Kevin McMahon. They recorded it in April and May of 2012 along with some special guests including longtime Titus session keyboardist Elio DeLuca, universally acclaimed violinist Owen Pallett, and Eric Harm's father Steven on harmonica. This tight-knit group is just one of the meanings behind the phrase "Local Business".
While abandoning the linear narrative of their last album The Monitor, the songs on Local Business aim to make explicit the implications of the first two LPs, that the inherent meaninglessness of life in an absurd universe gives the individual power to create their own values and their own morality. Along the way, we witness a devastating automobile wreck, a food fight (that is to say, a battle with an eating disorder), an electrocution, a descent into insanity, and ultimately, a forgiveness of the self for its many faults. Titus Andronicus even finds time to broaden its emotional palette to include moments of pure positivity, brief respites from the usual doom and gloom.
Still Life with Hot Deuce on Silver Platter
Upon Viewing Oregon's Landscape with the Flood of Detritus
My Eating Disorder
Titus Andronicus vs. The Absurd Universe (3RD Round KO)
In a Big City
In a Small Body
(I Am the) Electric Man
Tried to Quit Smoking