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Titus Andronicus Share Video for New Song “Above the Bodega (Local Business)”

A Productive Cough Due Out March 2 via Merge

Feb 05, 2018
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Titus Andronicus are releasing a new album, A Productive Cough, on March 2 via Merge. Previously they shared a video for its first single, "Number One (in New York)." Now here's the album's second single, "Above the Bodega (Local Business)," which has been shared via a video of the band recording the song in the studio. The song is heavy on handclaps, horns, and backing vocals, so it's quite pop for a Titus Andronicus song. Frontman Patrick Stickles mentions his mom and the video cuts to her. Watch the Ray Concepcion-directed video below.

Patrick Stickles had this to say about the song in a previous press release: "All the songs on [A Productive Cough] deal with the realities of life, as I understand them, in my adopted hometown of New York City, and one quality that does much to define New York City life is the access to 24-hour consumption. The first floor of the apartment building in which I live is occupied by a deli-grocery, to which I give my patronage several times a day. As a result, I have developed a particular understanding with the staff there which I have not so far heard articulated in song. Thusly, I took it upon myself to write the 'ultimate' song explicating the bodega clerk-patron relationship.... More and more, we are defined by the things which we consume, and those who facilitate that consumption may glimpse a more truthful view of ourselves than the carefully curated image we share with our loved ones. No one knows the depths of my vice better than they who oversee the transactions which make it possible-in this way, the deli clerk knows me better than my own mother."

Stickles had this to say about the album in a previous press release: "[Titus Andronicus] records have always had their fair share of ballads, but they were always buried. Now, they are the cornerstones."

Concepcion also directed a forthcoming album making of documentary, which will be released February 26. Below also is a clip from the documentary featuring Stickles and his mom.

For the tour dates, Stickles will be performing in a duo with pianist Alex Molini.

 

Titus Andronicus Tour Dates:

Mar 07 Kingston, NY - BSP Kingston
Mar 08 Boston, MA - The Sinclair
Mar 09 Providence, RI - AS220
Mar 10 Burlington, VT - Arts Riot
Mar 11 Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz
Mar 13 Toronto, ON - Great Hall
Mar 14 Detroit, MI ­­- El Club
Mar 15 Chicago, IL - Subterranean
Mar 16 Madison, WI - The Frequency
Mar 17 St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
Mar 18 Omaha, NE - Slowdown
Mar 19 Denver, CO - Globe Hall
Mar 20 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
Mar 22 Boise, ID - Treefort Festival
Mar 23 Seattle, WA - Crocodile
Mar 24 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Mar 27 Sonoma, CA - Gundlach Bundschu Winery
Mar 28 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
Mar 29 Santa Cruz, CA - Crepe Place
Mar 31 Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theater
Apr 02 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Apr 03 Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
Apr 06 Ft. Worth, TX - Ridglea Room
Apr 07 Austin, TX - Barracuda
Apr 08 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
Apr 10 Birmingham, AL - Saturn
Apr 11 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Apr 12 Durham, NC - The Pinhook
Apr 13 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
Apr 14 Philadelphia, PA - UArts Black Box
Apr 15 Brooklyn, NY - Murmrr Ballroom

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