Rocking Under the Radar: Titus Andronicus

Band: Titus Andronicus

Where Are They From? Glen Rock, New Jersey

When Did They Start? 2005

Who Are They? Titus Andronicus are a hyper-literate punk band from Jersey. They’ve released two critically-acclaimed albums, the latest of which, The Monitor, being a concept album that parallels a journey of home-state resentment to acceptance with the American Civil War. They recently played SXSW, and are currently on tour supporting The Monitor.

Why Should You Care? Because Titus Andronicus is not your typical punk band. Their lyrics reference everything from 18th-Century poetry to Seinfeld, and their song structure is often more akin to “epic” classic rock, with some tracks going well over the 7-minute mark. Their unique sound and explosive energy make them a band that commands attention.

What Do They Have to Say?

  • “I never wanted to change the world/But I’m looking for a new New Jersey/’Cause tramps like us, baby we were born to die” – Lyric from “A More Perfect Union”
  • “I need a timeout, I need an escape from reality/Or else I need eternal darkness and death/I need an exit strategy” – Lyric from “Theme From ‘Cheers'”
  • How Do They Sound?

  • “A More Perfect Union”
  • “Upon Viewing Bruegel’s ‘Landscape With the Fall of Icarus'”
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