Titus Andronicus unveil The Monitor today

I was just saying the other day that I didn’t know what had gotten into Titus Andronicus on their new album, The Monitor, but I like it. With that being said, there are some line-up changes in addition to the record featuring members of The Hold Steady, Wye Oak, Vivian Girls, and Ponytail. Just to throw in another band, The Monitor inspires me to want to drink like I’m at a Drive By Truckers’ show. The subjects here are concerned with humiliation, urination, emasculation, dealing with meaninglessness where there used to be meaning, and essentially just fucking up and always coming up short, but still swearing never surrender. The dynamic shifts are also well indeed – slipping in smoked out dreamy sectionals as well as raging drunk stomps and harmonies. With that in mind, by the time the piano rolls in on “A Pot in Which To Piss,” there should be no doubt that Titus Andronicus have made something good. This is my favorite album so far this year. It makes me want to bitch and scream about whats really wrong with the world. Oh yeah, there’s a Civil War theme in there too, but you can check that one out yourself.

“A More Perfect Union”
“Four Score And Seven” Part One
“Four Score And Seven” Part 2

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