Titus Andronicus' debut full-length, The Airing of Grievances, was a blast of unharnessed New Jersey punk energy, with buzzsaw guitars that only just failed to obscure the engaging melodies underneath. It’s been two years since that album’s release, long enough to wear a groove in "Arms Against Atrophy," but thankfully the wait for new material will soon be over.
Titus Andronicus' second album, The Monitor, will be released Mar. 9, 2010. The new full-length will be a concept album loosely based on the effects of the Civil War, and features song titles like "Four Score And Seven" and "A More Perfect Union."
"Four Score And Seven" will be the first single, set for a Feb. 9 release, in honor of Abraham Lincoln's birthday. Time to brush up on your Civil War history, punk rock fans.
"Four Score And Seven" (Part One):
"Four Score And Seven" (Part Two):