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

Titus Andronicus – “Number One (In New York)” Video

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The last time Titus Andronicus released an album was in 2015 when the band introduced us to the sprawling, insanely ambitious The Most Lamentable Tragedy, a rock opera about manic depression. And because Titus is one of the best rock bands going right now, they pulled it off; it was one of our favoriteMore »

74 Artists On Their Favorite Tom Petty Song

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I once got busted trying to steal a magazine from my hometown library. The 8/8/91 issue of Rolling Stone apparently had one of those sensors on the last page and it beeped from my backpack on the way out. I was gonna bring it back. I just wanted to take it home to read the … More »

Watch Titus Andronicus’ S+@DIUM ROCK Concert Film In Full

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Titus AndronicusToday, Titus Andronicus, one of the indie rock world’s most fearsomely dependable live bands, release their new live album S​+​@​dium Rock: Five Nights At The Opera. They recorded it last June over five nights at Shea Stadium, the Brooklyn DIY venue that they’ve come to call home, just as they were about to release … More »