Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Titus Andronucus & The Hold Steady Frontman Craig Finn Cover Each Other's "No Future" for No Faith / No Future / No Problem Digital Split "Single"

It almost seems as though New Jersey's own pride and joy Titus Andronicus have been on a Bob Dylan's Never Ending Tour-evocative cross-country jaunt in support of their critically-acclaimed Punk Rock Opera, The Most Lamentable Tragedy, onto which they've just added some sprawling 42 additional dates through May 30th with The Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn and La Sera; "with the hotly anticipated "No Faith / No Future / No Problem" American Tour kicking off in just one week, peerless rock band Titus Andronicus and luminous singer-songwriter Craig Finn are ready to take their friendship to the next level," reads a recently published post to Titus Andronicus' own web-headquarters. "It is in that spirit of love and sharing that they make available today, for streaming and free download, a digital split single of mutual covers, celebrating the imminent tour and the two acts' shared predilection towards writing songs with the title "No Future,"' +@ continued. Finn's "No Future" re-envisions a self-described "woozy ballad" from Titus' Seinfeld-referencing 2008 debut, The Airing of Grievances "into a sprightly, strummy stroll through the bleakest of lyrical terrain." +@ frontman Patrick Stickles then takes on Craig Finn-penned "No Future" lifted from his 2012 solo album, Clear Eyes, Full Heart stripping it bare and "painting a lonely landscape bereft of hope." Hip-Hop-esque titled No Faith / No Future / No Problem was surprise released for mass consumption online Monday afternoon – in conjunction with a collection of three Craig Finn-assisted Titus Andronicus performed last summer at Shea Stadium: Billy Joel's righteous Baroque classic "You May Be Right," The Replacements' 1985 Tim Side B-opener "Bastards of Young," and Finn's own band, The Hold Steady's "Stuck Between Stations." "The rowdy, ramshackle affair you see on [your] screen may be a persuasive indication of what audiences can expect when "No Faith / No Future / No Problem" hits their town" kicking off this upcoming Monday, February 29th at New York's Webster Hall.

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