Local band Whitman had the opportunity many fought for, opening up for Jersey’s Titus Andronicus outside Emos on Wednesday night. Another Austin band, Yellow Fever, filled up the middle slot, giving us all a mixed taste on the warm evening.
Shortly after the release of their 2008 album The Airing of Grievances, Jersey band Titus Andronicus are returning in 2010 with a new album entitled The Monitor. The band’s sophomore LP is said to have a civil war theme to it with some spoken word/acting guest appearances by members of the Hold Steady, Vivian Girls and others. Prior to that release Titus plan to release a 7″ single featuring the two songs we have posted for you below. These two tracks were apparently meant to be joined into one song and were only split to fit neatly onto a two sided 7″. I’d suggest firing up our ATH radio so you can hear the two songs together in all their epic glory. Physical copies of the 7″ single will be available Feb. 9th and the new LP drops March 9th on XL Recordings. More info and track listing can be found on the PFork.[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Titus-Andronicus-Four-Score-and-Seven-Part-One.mp3]
Download: Titus Andronicus – Four Score and Seven (Part One) [MP3][audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Titus-Andronicus-Four-Score-and-Seven-Part-Two.mp3]
Download: Titus Andronicus – Four Score and Seven (Part Two) [MP3]