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.
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