Titus Andronicus will release their latest album, Local Business, next week on October 23 via XL Recordings, but you can stream the record right now on NPR. The songs are defiantly self-deprecating folk-punk declarations about the darker side of the human condition and vulgar vices, including tracks about eating disorders and attempts to quit smoking.
 
The first three tracks are relatively lyrically complex compared to “Titus Andronicus Vs. The Absurd Universe” where the only words Stickles repeatedly yelps are, “I’m going insane!” The high-energy track “Food Fight” is even simpler (word count: 2). He certainly manages to get his point across. Local Business may not be as moving as 2010′s epic The Monitor, but it certainly has a place in this year’s punk rock rotation.
 
Titus Andronicus will kick off their North American tour the same day as their album release. Ceremony, punk legends in their own right, will open for them on every tour date.
 
Tour Dates For Titus Andronicus:
10/23 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church *
10/24 – Washington, DC – Rock And Roll Hotel *
10/25 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter *
10/28 – Gainesville, FL – THE FEST 11 *
10/29 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar *
10/31 – Atlanta, GA – 529 *
11/02 – Memphis, TN – Hi Tone *
11/04 – Austin, TX- Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/06 – Tempe, AZ – Sail Inn *
11/08 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey *
11/09 – San Diego, CA – Irenic *
11/10 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room *
11/11 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst Atrium *
11/12 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall *
11/14 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s *
11/15 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret *
11/17 – Boise, ID – Neurolux *
11/19 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge *
11/20 – Lawrence, KS – Jackpot *
11/21 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground *
11/22 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry *
11/23 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall *
11/24 – Madison, WI – The Frequency *
11/25 – Chicago, IL – The Metro *
11/26 – Detroit, MI – Majestic *
11/27 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace *
11/28 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore *
11/29 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Lounge *
11/30 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair *
12/01 – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s *
12/02 – New York, NY – Webster Hall *
 
* = with Ceremony