The 5 Best Rolling Stones Songs Of 2018

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The-Rolling-StonesThe Rolling Stones did not release any music in 2018. Their last album of original material, A Bigger Bang, came out way back in 2005. More recently, they released an album of blues covers called Blue & Lonesome, just over two years ago. They are coming back Stateside for a tour next year, and between … More »

Stereogum’s 90 Favorite Songs Of 2018

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Each December, in an effort to celebrate outstanding achievements and commemorate The Year That Was, the pop culture media industrial complex foists lots of lists upon the world. We here at Stereogum are party to that deluge; we shared our collective conclusions about 2018’s best albums a week ago and have been More »

Stream Titus Andronicus’ New Home Alone On Halloween EP

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Titus Andronicus - Home Alone On HalloweenKero Kero Bonito aren’t the only cult-beloved underground band surprise-releasing new material today. The Brooklyn DIY punk bar band Titus Andronicus have a new Halloween-themed EP out today, just in time for October. More »

Titus Andronicus go electric again for new tour dates, share regular-sized mix tape of demos and outtakes

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It’s been well-publicized that Titus Andronicus has had a lot of band members come and go over the years. Expectedly, their touring lineup keeps on changing as well. Most recently, the band went on an “acoustic” tour as a guitar and piano duo, in support of their recent “ballads” album A Productive Cough. But now, the band that didn’t actually break up is getting the band back together for a good, old-fashioned four-piece rock and/or roll “electric” tour!

In celebration of the boys being back in town, Titus Andronicus have shared the third installment of their ongoing regular-sized mix tape series. Officially dubbed, Titus Andronicus Mixtape Volume III : A Reductive Scoff, it collects demos and outtakes from the A Productive Cough recording process.

Once the band wraps up their remaining “acoustic” shows in the UK and Ireland, the tasteful and descriptively named “American Rock Band Tour” will begin in October in New Haven. Support on certain dates comes from a solo Ted Leo, crossing paths with Titus Andronicus as he tours behind his own album, last year’s The Hanged Man.

Check out all of Titus Andronicus’ upcoming tour dates and listen to A Reductive Scoff down below. (A Productive Cough is and has been out now on Merge Records.)

To paraphrase Grand Funk Railroad: “Coming to your town, helping you party it down, it’s an ‘American Rock Band Tour,’ plus like 11 ‘acoustic’ shows, two of which are already sold out.” Man, what a jam! Ahhh. Anywayyyyyy…

Coming to your town:

08.30.18 – Glasgow, UK – CCA ^
08.31.18 – Newcastle upon Tyne, UK – Head of Steam ^
09.01.18 – Nottingham, UK – Bodega ^
09.02.18 – Wiltshire, UK – End of the Road Festival ^
09.03.18 – Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen ^
09.04.18 – Leeds, UK – Belgrave Music Hall ^
09.06.18 – London, UK – St. Pancras Old Church ^ [SOLD OUT]
09.07.18 – London, UK – St. Pancras Old Church ^ [SOLD OUT]
09.09.18 – Dublin, IE – Whelan’s
09.10.18 – Derry, IE – Bennigans Bar
09.11.18 – Limerick City, IE – Phamacia
10.12.18 – New Haven, CT – Space Gallery
10.13.18 – Northampton, MA – Pearl Street
10.14.18 – Buffalo, NY – Asbury Hall
10.15.18 – Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
10.16.18 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
10.17.18 – Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner
10.18.18 – Bloomington, IL – The Bishop
10.19.18 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge *
10.20.18 – Davenport, IA – Raccoon Motel *
10.22.18 – Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck *
10.23.18 – St Louis, MO – Off Broadway *
10.24.18 – Memphis, TN – Hi Tone Cafe
10.25.18 – Nashville, TN – Basement East *
10.26.18 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell) *
10.27.18 – Durham, NC – Motorco *
10.28.18 – Richmond, VA – Capital Ale House *
10.30.18 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
11.01.18 – Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents
11.02.18 – Jersey City, NJ – Monty Hall
11.03.18 – Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel

^ “acoustic” show
* Ted Leo solo

Titus Andronicus Share A Reductive Scoff Mixtape, Announce Full-Band Tour

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Titus AndronicusDid y’all ever get around to reading Michael Tedder’s profile of Titus Andronicus leader Patrick Stickles? It’s still my favorite thing we’ve published here this year. It begins like so: “Spend any amount of time with Patrick Stickles, and you will often feel like you are in a movie where the voice-over narration, … More »

Patrick Stickles, Creator Of Universes, Learns To Make Do In This One

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Spend any amount of time with Patrick Stickles, and you will often feel like you are in a movie where the voice-over narration, provided by Patrick Stickles, and the commentary track, also provided by Patrick Stickles, are playing at the same time. More »

On A Productive Cough, Titus Andronicus Is Growing Up

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When Titus Andronicus announced their fifth LP A Productive Cough, it almost felt as if it was accompanied with a warning. This album would showcase a specific side of the project, with ringleader and sole songwriter Patrick Stickles digging into a mellower, more ballad-oriented approach while eschewing the anthemic aggression that’s long been the … More »

Titus Andronicus – “Above The Bodega (Local Business)” Video

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Titus Andronicus kicked off 2018 by announcing their new album A Productive Cough, the followup to their expansive, ridiculously ambitious 2015 release The Most Lamentable Tragedy. That was one of our favorite albums of that year, which would’ve been reason enough to be excited before hearing the first cut from A Productive Cough, its … More »

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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Congratulations to us all! We made it through 2017! Now we’re on to a new year, and you know what they say: New Year, Same Bullshit. Luckily we’re kicking off 2018 with some killer songs. The Stereogum staff took some much needed time off over the holidays, so our five best list this weeks … More »

Titus Andronicus detail new album A Productive Cough, urge you to get a flu shot before release

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SIIICK! New Jersey’s mightest-rocking punk boys since Glenn Danzig, Titus Andronicus, have just announced their new LP, A Productive Cough! Now, I’m no doctor; but I’m thinking this one’s about to go viral! That’s right: the album is set to infect a record store near you March 2 via Merge Records, which is too soon to administer proper quarantine procedure, so it sounds like you’ll be catching the bug along with the rest of us. Oh no!

No need to worry, though, because I went to WebMD and got the lowdown on this thing: A Productive Cough finds Titus Andronicus (I always preferred King Lear, but whatever…) “setting aside the leadfooted punk anthems of yesteryear in favor of a subtler, more spacious approach that pushes [singer-songwriter Patrick] Stickles’ soul-baring songwriting to the fore, creating a conversational intimacy between artist and audience with which previous +@ efforts had only flirted.” Yeah, you forgot Titus Andronicus went by symbols now, didn’t you!?

Of course, what’s an album announcement without an infectious new single to go along with it? Luckily, Titus Andronicus have the prescription: a video for the new track “Number One (In New York),” aurally ingest-able down below! As a bonus, the video also doubles as a preview of a forthcoming documentary on the making of the album from director Ray Concepcion coming February 26! It’s an epidemic!

If you’d like to hear about symptoms, side-effects, and treatment, the band has helpfully set up a new government-mandated website,, where you can learn more (via interviews, tour info, etc.) on your own time.

If you’d rather bypass all these shit jokes and get right to the good stuff, pre-order A Productive Cough at all your favorite outlets here, and check out the full tracklisting and the band’s current tour itinerary below. In any case, be safe out there: +@ fever is back, and it’s more contagious than ever!

A Productive Cough tracklisting (additional parentheses not included):

01. Number One (In New York)
02. Real Talk
03. Above the Bodega (Local Business)
04. Crass Tattoo
05. (I’m) Like a Rolling Stone
06. Home Alone
07. Mass Transit Madness (Goin’ Loco’)

+0ur d@+3s:

03.07.18 – Kingston, NY – BSP Kingston
03.08.18 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
03.09.18 – Providence, RI – AS220
03.10.18 – Burlington, VT – Arts Riot
03.11.18 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
03.13.18 – Toronto, ON – Great Hall
03.14.18 – Detroit, MI ­­– El Club
03.15.18 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
03.16.18 – Madison, WI – The Frequency
03.17.18 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
03.18.18 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
03.19.18 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall
03.20.18 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
03.22.18 – Boise, ID – Treefort Festival
03.23.18 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile
03.24.18 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
03.27.18 – Sonoma, CA – Gundlach Bundschu Winery
03.28.18 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
03.29.18 – Santa Cruz, CA – Crepe Place
03.31.18 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater
04.02.18 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
04.03.18 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
04.06.18 – Ft. Worth, TX – Ridglea Room
04.07.18 – Austin, TX – Barracuda
04.08.18 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
04.10.18 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn
04.11.18 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
04.12.18 – Durham, NC – The Pinhook
04.13.18 – Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel
04.14.18 – Philadelphia, PA – UArts Black Box
04.15.18 – Brooklyn, NY – Murmrr Ballroom