January 8 2019

Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus - Mass Transit Madness

Titus Andronicus - You Got To Walk That Lonesome Valley


A punk-inflected indie rock group whose bawling, thrashing sound reflected a wide range of influences ranging from the Pixies to Bright Eyes to Bruce Springsteen, Glen Rock.

The Airing of Grievances, was first released by Troubleman Unlimited in 2008, for the band's impressive 2010 follow-up, The Monitor, Titus Andronicus beefed up the production value and enlisted the help of musicians from ten other indie acts, including members of the Hold Steady, Vivian Girls, and Ponytail. Two years later they returned with their third effort, Local Business, a more personal album that found the band looking inward for inspiration.

In 2015 the band moved to the noted independent label Merge Records, who released their fourth album, The Most Lamentable Tragedy, an ambitious rock opera in five acts inspired by Stickles' own bouts with manic depression. Stickles took Titus Andronicus in a very different creative direction with 2018's A Productive Cough, which eschewed punk rock in favor of a more casual, intimate sound fashioned with a large group of musicians rather than the band's core members. Patrick from Titus Andronicus came by Moonshine to record two tracks and have a chat all things Titus Andronicus.