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Titus Andronicus On World Cafe | November 15, 2012

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The New Jersey band Titus Andronicus doesn't shy away from big ideas: It's named for Shakespeare's first tragedy, and its last record (2010's The Monitor) is a concept album drawing on the history of the Civil War. The group's big, shambling rock 'n' roll doesn't mess around with the everyday, opting instead for life-and-death urgency.

Titus Andronicus just released a new album, Local Business — and the band has taken the title to heart, promoting it via a North American tour celebrating independently run institutions. In this World Cafe session, singer Patrick Stickles discusses the inspiration behind the record, and the group plays the new single "In a Big City" and other new songs. (link)


Bruce Springsteen "The River" The River
The Hold Steady "Sequestered in Memphis" Stay Positive
Dr. John "Locked Down" Locked Down
((Titus Andronicus "In A Big City" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Titus Andronicus "Ecce Homo/Still Life with Hot Deuce on Silver Platter" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Titus Andronicus "Upon Viewing Oregon’s Landscape with the Flood of Detritus" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Titus Andronicus "In a Big City" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Titus Andronicus "Ecce Homo" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Cat Power "Cherokee" Sun
The Smithereens "A Girl Like You" 11
Antibalas "Dirty Money" Antibalas
((The Undertones "Teenage Kicks" The Undertones))


Beach House "Zebra" Teen Dream
Benjamin Gibbard "Teardrop Windows" Former Lives
The Subdudes "Need Somebody" The Subdudes
Action Figure Party "Everybody Ready" Action Figure Party
William DeVaughn "Be Thankful for What You Got" Be Thankful for What You Got
((Alt-J "Something Good" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Dizzy Gillespie "Manteca" The Complete RCA Victor Recordings
Felix Contrears "Giovanni Hidalgo - The Conga" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Andrew Bird "Fitz And The Dizzyspells" Noble Beast))
Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale "I Lost My Job of Loving You" Buddy & Jim
John Hiatt "Don’t Even Try" Riding With the King
Callers "Heroes" Reviver
Morphine "Thursday" Cure for Pain
((Ruckus Roboticus "How To Handle Grown Ups" Playing With Scratches))