Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Titus Andronicus "The Monitor" (2010)
For some bands seem to be in it for the chicks. Or the drugs. Or because the cool kids are doing it. For others, there's a sense that they have this physical hunger to Rock. That only through their music can they realize any sort of personal peace. Their demons are too strong for them otherwise.
Titus Andronicus has to Rock. They aren't afraid to be ambitious, to nod to their elders while at the same time playing with the tropes ("Tramps like us, baby we were born to die"). Don't be mistaken, this is not the irony heavy indie rock that has become so prevalent in the last decade or so. Titus Andronicus don't distance themselves from the emotions powering their music.