Titus Andronicus announce new album tracklisting and release date

'The Monitor' marks American Civil War anniversary

Titus Andronicus are firm believers that you should keep your enemies close - and are not afraid to voice such opinions in this week's issue. Singer Patrick Stickles explains to NME that "if all the bad people that pissed me off disappeared I don't know what I'd write about". Pic: Peter Van Hattem
Titus Andronicus will release their second album 'The Monitor' on March 9.

The release date of the 10-track album ties in with the 148th anniversary of the American Civil War's Battle Of Hampton Roads, which the band reference on 'The Monitor''s final track.

The album features guest appearances from The Hold Steady, Vivian Girls, Ponytail and Wye Oak.

Singer Patrick Stickles said 'The Monitor' is "sort of" a concept album about the Civil War.

"It doesn't take place in olden times, nor does it necessarily feature any characters that participated in that conflict," Stickles explained. "Really, it is a record about how the conflicts that led our nation into that great calamity remain unresolved, and the effect that this ongoing division has on our personal relationships and our behaviour and how they're all out to get us (or maybe not?) and yadda yadda yadda."

The tracklisting for 'The Monitor' is:

'A More Perfect Union'
'Titus Andronicus Forever'
'No Future Part Three: Escape From No Future'
'Richard II'
'A Pot In Which To Piss'
'Four Score And Seven'
'Theme From “Cheers”'
'To Old Friends And New'
'…And Ever'
'The Battle Of Hampton Roads'

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