On Repeat: Titus Andronicus
Titus Andronicus is a runaway freight train of a band, a totally wild and uncaged fury of bar band rowdiness, rock and roll fervor, and existential mayhem. Any band as wild and wooly as this one can’t help but turn a few heads, and this particular group had the good fortune of having their self-released debut album, The Airing of Grievances, discovered last year by the tastemakers at Pitchfork Media– pretty much the best thing that can happen to an up-and-coming indie troupe. Not surprisingly, the Pitchfork exposure led to a signing with something akin to a real label– in this case, XL Records– and the band’s previously hard-to-find album is now a little easier to find, available both on iTunes and in brick and morter stores as of this week. Here’s The Hurst Review’s take on the album from last year; I’m sure it sounds just as good now as it did then.