Titus Andronicus - The Airing Of Grievances Vinyl LP
Titus Andronicus The Airing Of Grievances Vinyl LP
Glen Rock, New Jersey is a small, safe suburban enclave to the west of New York City and is home to 23-year-old Patrick Stickles, lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of the band Titus Andronicus. He was joined by his old Glen Rock friends Ian Graetzer on bass and Andrew Cedermark on guitar, and they became part of a local scene that comprised about 16 bands. This scene provided the backdrop for the formation of Titus Andronicus. The band is now a five-piece, and includes Ian O’Neil on guitar and Eric Harm on drums.
Stickles brings to Titus Andronicus one of the most distinctive voices that we have heard in some time. With breathless fury, he tells stories of life lessons learned that most folks spend their entire lives trying to verbalize, of simple twists of fate with grave consequences, of losing the ability to trust someone close to you, of the futility of life versus the finality of death. He launches his insights across a wall of defiant, triumphant rock anthems, which have earned Titus Andronicus comparisons to such iconoclasts as Bruce Springsteen, the Pogues and The Replacements. Moreover, the band paints a picture of desperation offset by the sheer wonder of life; its music basks in the struggle.
Recorded at Marcata Recording in New Paltz, NY in the second half of 2007, The Airing of Grievances is Titus Andronicus’ debut album, following a pair of seven-inch singles and an early EP. The album received plenty of praise from places like Spin Magazine, Pitchfork and a plethora of blogs upon it’s initial release in May of 2008. This new XL Recordings version has been newly re-mastered.
Titus Andronicus The Airing Of Grievances Track Listing:
1. Fear and Loathing In Mahwah, NJ
2. My Time Outside The Womb
3. Joset Of Nazareth's Blues
4. Arms Against Atrophy
5. Ypon Viewing Brueghel's "Landscape With The Fall of Icarus"
6. Titus Andronicus
7. No Future Part One
8. No Future Part Two: The Days
9. After No Future
10. Albert Camus
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