Published Jan 04, 2018Titus Andronicus have announced the release of their next studio album. Titled A Productive Cough, the LP will arrive on March 2 through Merge.
The seven-song effort seems to focus heavily on New York-centric themes with titles like "Number One (In New York)," "Above the Bodega (Local Business)" and "Mass Transit Madness (Goin' Loco')." See the full tracklisting below.
"Titus Andronicus records have always had their fair share of ballads," frontman Patrick Stickles said in a statement about the new record. "But they were always buried. Now, they are the cornerstones."
The aforementioned "Number One (In New York)" serves as the album's lead single and first sampling of the band's ballad-forward sound. Hear the eight-minute piano-driven cut and watch its accompanying video down below.
A Productive Cough is currently available for pre-order in a variety of formats, including a limited-edition pressing on marbled blue/grey vinyl with a black 7-inch version of the nine-minute "(I'm) Like a Rolling Stone" split across both sides. Find full pre-order details here.
The upcoming LP marks the official follow-up to the New Jersey band's 2015 sprawling epic The Most Lamentable Tragedy, though they also released a live album dubbed S+@dium Rock: Five Nights at the Opera in 2016.
Titus Andronicus will be embarking on a new string of acoustic live shows following the record's release, featuring Stickles and pianist Alex Molini. See those dates listed below, as well.
A Productive Cough:
1. Number One (In New York)
2. Real Talk
3. Above the Bodega (Local Business)
4. Crass Tattoo
5. (I'm) Like a Rolling Stone
6. Home Alone
7. Mass Transit Madness (Goin' Loco)
03/07 Kingston, NY – BSP Kingston
03/08 Boston, MA – The Sinclair
03/09 Providence, RI – AS220
03/10 Burlington, VT – Arts Riot
03/11 Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
03/13 Toronto, ON – Great Hall
03/14 Detroit, MI – El Club
03/15 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
03/16 Madison, WI – The Frequency
03/17 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
03/18 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
03/19 Denver, CO – Globe Hall
03/20 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
03/22 Boise, ID – Treefort Festival
03/23 Seattle, WA – Crocodile
03/24 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
03/27 Sonoma, CA – Gundlach Bundschu Winery
03/28 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
03/29 Santa Cruz, CA – Crepe Place
03/31 Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater
04/02 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
04/03 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
04/06 Ft. Worth, TX – Ridglea Room
04/07 Austin, TX – Barracuda
04/08 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
04/10 Birmingham, AL – Saturn
04/11 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
04/12 Durham, NC – The Pinhook
04/13 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel
04/14 Philadelphia, PA – UArts Black Box
04/15 Brooklyn, NY – Murmrr Ballroom