Titus Andronicus will release a new record, Local Business, Oct. 23 on XL Recordings, an album that promises to feature a lot of the same storytelling elements as the group’s 2010 record, The Monitor—albeit in slightly less linear form. According to a press release, Local Business aims to explain that “the inherent meaninglessness of life in an absurd universe gives the individual power to create their own values and their own morality,” an overarching narrative that features songs about car crashes, eating disorders, electrocution, and descents into insanity. And though the content might not suggest it, the band promises upbeat moments, and not just all “the usual doom and gloom." It also features several special guests, including Owen Pallett on violin, Steven Harm on harmonica, and Elio DeLuca on keys.
Local Business track listing:
1. Ecce Homo
2. Still Life With Hot Deuce and Silver Platter
3. Upon Viewing Oregon’s Landscape With the Flood of Detritus
4. Food Fight!
5. My Eating Disorder
6. Titus Andronicus VS. the Absurd Universe (3rd Round KO)
7. In a Big City
8. In a Small Body
9. (I Am the) Electric Man
10. Tried to Quit Smoking