If you’ve been sitting up waiting in the long dark of a proverbial night for the return of Brooklyn’s finest self-loathing, 70s-worshipping rock n’ roll odyssey road trippers, Titus Andronicus, then the metaphorical rooster has figuratively crowed. This morning, Patrick Stickles and co. announced their new record—The Most Lamentable Tragedy—on a new label—Merge—with a spit-sprayed and snot-nosed new single, “Dimed Out”, restoring balance to our myopic, warehouse-strewn corner of the universe in the process.
As promised by Stickles during live performances, interviews, and other assorted appearances over the past year and a half, The Most Lamentable Tragedy, which drops on all formats July 28, will indeed be a rock-opera; a 5-movement buddy-cop dramedy that tells the tale of a cripplingly depressed protagonist and his mirror image acquaintance who are alike in every respect but disposition. To celebrate this, the band’s fourth full-length salvo, [email protected] (per the band’s preferred digital nomenclature) have also decried a five-night Shea Stadium stand, which will kick off on Friday, July 24. Grab tickets to your show of choice, preorder that triple-LP and t-shirt bundle, and prepare for the coming dawn.