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Titus Andronicus Announce New Album, Share Lyric Video for New Song “(I Blame) Society”

An Obelisk (Produced by Bob Mould) Due Out June 21 via Merge

Apr 03, 2019
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Titus Andronicus have announced a new album, An Obelisk, and shared a lyric video for its first single, "(I Blame) Society." An Obelisk was produced by fellow musician Bob Mould and is due out June 21 via Merge. Watch the "(I Blame) Society" lyric video below, followed by this album's tracklist and cover art. Also below are the band's upcoming tour dates.

The album is the follow-up to 2018's A Productive Cough. In regards to working with Mould a press release states: "This trans-generational meeting of the minds has yielded the most immediate, intense, and unadorned Titus Andronicus record to date." It's also the band's shortest album, at only 38 minutes long. The album was recorded in six days at Steve Albini's Electrical Audio studio in Chicago. Ray Concepcion directed the "(I Blame) Society" lyric video.

Frontman Patrick Stickles had this to say about the album in a press release: "The ideology of 'punk' supports the elevation of our own interior authority and the degradation of exterior authority, which we recognize to be arbitrary, a tool by which the many are subjugated under the few. While the common 'punk rocker' will take this as license to piss on the street and generally pursue a lifestyle of nihilistic hedonism, the true 'punk' will recognize the price of this freedom. An Obelisk tells the story of one particular individual, someone maybe a lot like you but certainly a lot like me, scouring linty pockets, trying to pay that bill."

Also read our review of A Productive Cough.

An Obelisk Tracklist:

01 Just Like Ringing a Bell
02 Troubleman Unlimited
03 (I Blame) Society
04 My Body and Me
05 Hey Ma
06 Beneath the Boot
07 On the Street
08 Within the Gravitron
09 The Lion Inside
10 Tumult Around the World

Titus Andronicus Tour Dates:

Jun 21 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade (Record Release Show)
Jul 23 Washington, DC - Comet Ping Pong
Jul 26 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle (MRG30 Festival)
Jul 27 Fredericksburg, VA - Fredericksburg All Ages
Jul 28 Philadelphia, PA - PhilaMOCA

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