Tuesday, July 9, 2013

From The Depths of Shea Stadium: Titus Andronicus - "I Don't Care" (I Love It)

It's pretty safe to say that New Jersey Punks Titus Andronicus are having the most uncharacteristically blog-worthy week of their 8-year career; After unleashing "Still Life with Hot Deuce and Silver Platter"'s gritty performance video Monday afternoon, frontman Patrick Stickles opened his own singing telegram service... he'll personally travel to your house and sing anything you want, besides "Theme from Cheers" for $50, if you live in either New York City, New Jersey, or Long Island. Then Titus Andonicus uploaded an 8-minute "stone cold sober version recorded at one in the afternoon" of Icona Pop's sugary sweet mega-hit, "I Love It." It was recently recorded at Brooklyn's own D.I.Y. Punk club and the band's unofficial headquarters, Shea Stadium.

I guess you could day Stickles went ahead and took a little bit of liberty with Icona Pop & Charli XCX's lyrics: "Fighting with the cops (I love it) / Burning down the church (I love it) / Breaking all the rules (I love it) / Smoking at the school (I love it)." I think their brutally honest Soundcloud description really puts it best, "Titus Andronicus performs the quintessential Punk song of 2013, "I Don't Care" by Icona Pop, which I think is actually called "I Love It" but that is stupid - "I Don't Care" is a much better, more Punk, more Ramones/Richard Hell/Sex Pistols-esque title... This is an affirmation, a proclamation of love, a declaration of war. We don't care. We love it." While Titus Andronicus just got off the road with Hardcore buddies The So-So Glo's (BRING BACK THE DUDES TOUR), well, they're already headed back out on the "Manifest Destiny Tour," which runs from July 14-September 25th.

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