pandahoney asked: Hi Chris, Ive been listening to a lot of Titus Andronicus lately (all three of there albums) and come to conclusion that their second album is a masterpiece. I really cannot fault it at all. Anyway, its just I had such high expectations for their third album and was left feeling a little flat. Note: Sorry to bore you with all this, with me travelling down memory lane. I saw you had taken some photos of Titus Andronicus live and was wondering, how does the latest album play live?
The Monitor is a perfect masterpiece and I would rate The Airing of Grievances is a strong 9/10. Both of those albums hit me at a super impressionable time in my life, but they still hold up just as much these days, as far as I’m concerned. Local Business is not a bad album but it lacks vitality and ambition.
The problem with Titus Andronicus’ live show these days is that their lineup has changed a lot in the past four years. I saw Titus play a number of shows with the lineup that recorded The Monitor and they were vastly superior to the shows I saw in 2012 and 2013. It’s not that the new material doesn’t hold up — it’s that the new lineup doesn’t hold up. Too many dudes, too many guitars. Like The Hold Steady, they sounded a lot better with a keyboard. Also, Amy Klein is sorely missed in their live show.
They’re still worth seeing though. I always have fun at Titus Andronicus shows.
Titus Andronicus - The Monitor (2010)
From the Crew of the USS Monitor posing for a photo on deck during lunch.
I love this blog.
Titus Andronicus at Toad’s Place. New Haven CT. November 12th 2013
My latest review for Portals is up now. I wrote about Andrew Cedermark’s newest album and the universality of ‘home’ as I prepare to leave for college this week.
Titus Andronicus - “A Pot In Which To Piss”
It was a pretty good GPA
we got a couple of good grades
and it sounded like a pretty good 7”
Andrew Cedermark - “At Home”
Ex-Titus Andronicus/The Library of Congress
I think it was both the best set my band and I have ever played and also the best time i have had at one of my shows
Me & Chris Cappello singing a song called “New You” from his new album <3 <3 xoxo favorite 17 yr old boy 4ever B)
look for this shit on bandcamp in like a month or 2 B)
Kayla will be singing this with my full band and me tonight at The Space when we open for Titus Andronicus. How cool is that?
I’m so excited
Tonight in Hamden at The Space. Titus returns to CT with The So So Glos (they’re the people who run Shea Stadium in NYC… icons!) and Chris Cappello’s full band. Watch Sweet Baby Chris’s dreams come true live on stage.
Tickets are still available but going fast. See you there.
punk dreams do come true
i’m playing with my favorite band tonight in hamden, connecticut
This show is tomorrow and I’m more excited for it than any show I’ve ever played before. The doors are at 7 and we go on at 7:30. The So So Glos’ new record is terrific, Titus Andronicus is my favorite band, and the word on the street is that famed internet celebrity James Webster aka tumblr user slow-riot will be in attendance. Please come!
MORE INFO HERE
Diarrhea Planet - “Born To Run” (Bruce Springsteen cover - Feat. Patrick Stickles)
Live at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn - 4/11/13
"I’ve destroyed everything that would have made me more like Bruce Springsteen"
Now that I’m back from Bulldog Days, it’s time to get down to business. Here’s a flier I made for my band’s next show, which might be my most anticipated show I’ve ever had the opportunity to be a part of. If you’re in the Connecticut area, please come out. The Space might be the most intimate venue that Titus Andronicus and the So So Glos are playing on this tour, and neither band will disappoint live. Also, you get to see my full band play, which may or may not be a plus.
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Just kidding, I’m posting this right now.
I’m putting out a record soon. Here’s the tracklist and a peak at the cover. I’m excited for you all to hear this.