Patrick Stickles and his not so merry troop of North Jersey Art-Punks Titus Andronicus surfaced this morning after months of radio silence with a new single titled “Dimed Out”, which fronts the outfit’s forthcoming full-length LP The Most Lamnetable Tragedy.
The new LP, which will drop on July 28 via Merge records, has been described by Stickles as rock opera of sorts presented in five acts and featuring guest appearances from members of some New York’s most prominent underground punk collectives (So So Glos, Baked, Bad Credit No Credit, Lost Boy?, and more), as well as violinist Owen Pallett (Arcade Fire). Production efforts were handled by frequent Titus Andronicus collaborator Kevin McMahon and the band’s lead guitarist Adam Reich. The record also includes longtime TA rhythmic duo Eric Harm (drums) and Julian Veronesi (bass). However, a “rookie” axe wielder has joined the mix in Jonah Maurer, a former member of Garden State psych-pop group Real Estate.
“Dimed Out” has been called “the catchiest thing (TA) has ever done,” by one exuberant fan on Rdio…and though that may not be the case, it is an exceptional anthem of the most raucous kind, and you can stream it below.
The Most Lamentable Tragedy’s release will coincide with a series of shows at Brooklyn’s Shea Stadium from July 24th through the 28th. To purchase tickets and to get more info on the new Titus Andronicus album you can head here.