Titus Andronicus / Local Business
Album: Local Business   Collection:General
Artist:Titus Andronicus   Added:Dec 2012
Label:Xl Recording  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-01-12 Pull Date: 2013-03-17
Week Ending: Mar 17 Mar 10 Mar 3 Feb 24 Feb 10 Feb 3 Jan 27 Jan 20
Airplays: 1 3 1 3 2 3 5 3

Recent Airplay
1. May 25, 2017: satin fever
Upon Viewing Oregon's Landscape With The Flood Of Detritus
4. May 28, 2014: A Family Affair
Upon Viewing Oregon's Landscape With The Flood Of Detritus
2. Apr 20, 2017: satin fever
Upon Viewing Oregon's Landscape With The Flood Of Detritus
5. Apr 09, 2014: A Family Affair
(I Am The) Electric Man
3. Jun 11, 2014: A Family Affair
My Eating Disorder, Food Fight!
6. Jan 02, 2014: KZSU Top 100 of 2013
My Eating Disorder

Album Review
Andy S
Reviewed 2013-01-13
Rock n roll with gruff punk vocals and brilliant, absurd, self-indulgently introspective songwriting. In contrast to 2010's all-hands-on-deck effort for The Monitor, Titus are a tight-knit 5-piece studio band here, and it works shockingly well. High-concept and scatological, uncomfortably earnest and evasively goofy, so overblown that it crosses out of and firmly back into meaningfulness, this record was (for me at least) a much-needed affirmation that indie rock hasn't totally divorced itself from punk's sound/substance and can turn its own weird relationship with sincerity toward a powerful end. RIYL The Hold Steady. Start with 3 if you're new to them. FCCs on 1, 2, 7, 8, 10. —Andy

*1 - (5:11) FCC shit; sharp, upbeat rock with eyebrow-raising nihilist lyrics
**2 - (5:30) FCC shit; Hold Steady-style classic/indie rock; true to its title, a loud meeting of high-concept commentary and punk shit-slinging
**3 - (3:27) driving, fast-paced punk rock
*4 - (1:09) light-hearted rockout prelude to the album's most serious song; ripping guitar and harmonica; only lyrics are group shouts of "food fight!"
*5 - (8:13) intro with 4 if you can; multi-part punk/bar-rock hair-pulling operetta
6 - (2:10) full-throttle angry rock, repeated "I'm going insane"
*7 - (3:36) FCC-indecent language; midtempo but energetic Springsteen rock
8 - (6:12) FCC fuck; also heavily Springsteen, aggressive but contemplative, with quiet stretch in middle
*9 - (4:15) goofy; grooving studio rock with lyrics that were written on twitter en route to the hospital following a microphone-induced electrocution
10 - (9:45) FCC fuckin; slow, repetitive, unapologetically angsty and self-flagellating; determined, ecstatic rock in closing stretch

Track Listing
1. Ecce Homo   6. Titus Andronicus Vs. The Absurd Universe (3rd Round Ko)
2. Still Life With Hot Deuce On Silver Platter   7. In A Big City
3. Upon Viewing Oregon's Landscape With The Flood Of Detritus   8. In A Small Body
4. Food Fight!   9. (I Am The) Electric Man
5. My Eating Disorder   10. Tried To Quit Smoking