Saturday, October 13, 2012

Lyrical Wordplay: Titus Andronicus - "Still Life with Hot Deuce and Silver Platter" (Beer-Punk?)

Let's face it, karaoke sucks! Unless it's one of those beer-fueled, full bar sing-a-longs. Titus Andronicus are a "Beer-Punk" band hailing from Glen Rock, NJ who are named after a Shakespeare play. "Still Life with Hot Deuce and Silver Platter" is the second self-leaked track from the band's upcoming LP #3, Local Business (Oct. 22-23rd). "Titus Andronicus the studious recording project and Titus Andronicus the raucous touring machine are no longer two distinct beings; There is only Titus Andronicus, Rock "N" Roll band." ... Frontman Patrick Stickles notes that while Local Business isn't exactly a concept album per say, it was greatly inspired by a car wreck, "food fight" [eating disorder], and electrocution, a descent into insanity, and forgiveness.

Loosely translating to "shit on a silver platter," "Still Life with Hot Deuce and Silver Platter" seems to be ragging on Hipsters [relevant dudes]. Towards the end of Titus Andronicus' nearly 6-minute onslaught, Patrick Stickles manages to ponder a few interesting topics: content vs. context, least feminine lesbians, Mexicans, con men, etc. It seems like a music video for "In a Big City," which was recently shot over a marathon 28-hour period, should be out within a few weeks. But until then, Stickles assembled a clever lyric video, complete with corresponding Google images that should suffice. Titus Andronicus are soon headed out on the nation-wide National Business Tour with Ceremony, which'll start up with a Local Business release show/PARTY in Philly and finally wrap up in New York on Dec. 2nd, 2012!

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