Titus Andronicus Announce New Album, Release New Track "Number One (In New York)"

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Titus Andronicus Announce New Album, Release New Track "Number One (In New York)"

American indie-punk band Titus Andronicus have announced a new album, A Productive Cough, and released a new music video for the album’s lead track, “Number One (In New York).”

A Productive Cough, out on Mar. 2, will be the band’s fifth studio album and their first since their 2015 rock opera, The Most Lamentable Tragedy.

“Number One (In New York)” is a slow, tension-building piano ballad centered around singer-songwriter Patrick Stickles’ unshakeable, vigorous lead vocals. The eight-minute track seems like quite a departure from his previous punk sound, but Stickles claims that it only sounds like a shocking new direction if “you haven’t been paying attention.”

A Productive Cough is billed as a “more spacious approach that pushes Stickles’ soul-baring songwriting to the fore.” Stickles explains, “Titus Andronicus records have always had their fair share of ballads but they were always buried. Now, they are the cornerstones.”

Stickles will soon embark on the first-ever acoustic Titus Andronicus tour, performing alongside pianist Alex Molini. Support on all dates will come from Rick Maguire of Pile. Preorder A Productive Cough here, check out the new video for “Number One (In New York)” and Titus Andronicus’ 2008 Daytrotter Session below, and check out their acoustic tour dates further down.

Titus Andronicus Tour Dates:

March
07 – Kingston, N.Y. @ BSP Kingston
08 – Boston, Mass. @ The Sinclair
09 – Providence, R.I. @ AS220
10 – Burlington, Vt. @ Arts Riot
11 – Montreal, Quebec @ Bar Le Ritz
13 – Toronto, Ontario @ Great Hall
14 – Detroit, Mich. @ El Club
15 – Chicago, Ill. @ Subterranean
16 – Madison, Wis. @ The Frequency
17 – St. Paul, Minn. @ Turf Club
18 – Omaha, Neb. @ Slowdown
19 – Denver, Colo. @ Globe Hall
20 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Urban Lounge
22 – Boise, Idaho @ Treefort Festival
23 – Seattle, Wash. @ Crocodile
24 – Portland, Ore. @ Mississippi Studios
27 – Sonoma, Calif. @ Gundlach Bundschu Winery
28 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Chapel
29 – Santa Cruz, Calif. @ Crepe Place
31 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Bootleg Theater

April
02 – San Diego, Calif. @ Soda Bar
03 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Valley Bar
06 – Ft. Worth, Texas @ Ridglea Room
07 – Austin, Texas @ Barracuda
08 – Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall
10 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Saturn
11 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Masquerade
12 – Durham, N.C. @ The Pinhook
13 – Washington, D.C. @ Rock and Roll Hotel
14 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ UArts Black Box
15 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Murmrr Ballroom

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