Titus Andronicus has announced the release of their third album, Local Business, due October 23rd via XL Recordings. Their first release since the departure of guitarist Amy Klein and bassist Ian Graetzer, the ten-track effort was recorded this past April and May with producer Kevin McMahon and features guest musicians Owen Pallett, Steven Harm, and Elio DeLuca.
On their Tumblr, the band described the album as where “Titus Andronicus the studious recording project and Titus Andronicus the raucous touring machine are no longer two distinct beings; there is only Titus Andronicus, rock and roll band.” While 2010′s CoS Top Star-earning The Monitor was driven by a narrative, Local Business aims 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 referencing “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.”
Known for routinely previewing new songs live, the band have already debuted at least five album tracks in concert (plus “(I Am The) Electric Man” live from the ER). Check out the full tracklist below, followed by those replays.
Local Business Tracklist:
01. Ecce Homo
02. Still Life With Hot Deuce And Silver Platter
03. Upon Viewing Oregon’s Landscape With The Flood Of Detritus
04. Food Fight!
05. My Eating Disorder
06. Titus Andronicus VS. The Absurd Universe (3rd Round KO)
07. In A Big City
08. In A Small Body
09. (I Am The) Electric Man
10. Tried To Quit Smoking
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