Titus Andronicus [email protected] Rock: Five Nights At The Opera on LP + Download
In July of 2015, noted rock band Titus Andronicus made history, twice. The wider world shook upon the impact of The Most Lamentable Tragedy, the triple-LP rock opera that immediately established itself as the most ambitious punk record of all time, a distinction challenged only by a foolish few. Meanwhile, in the hallowed halls of Shea Stadium, NYC's longest running active all-ages DIY space, Titus Andronicus was doing the unthinkable again, becoming the first band in the history of NYC DIY to sell out five consecutive nights at the same venue. While these epic shows ostensibly served as a record-release celebration for TMLT (as well as an uproarious shindig for the 30th birthday of singer-songwriter Patrick Stickles), they shattered the limits of mere promotional exercise and reached mythical status.
Sadly for the wider world, you had to be there...until now. The band and their patient patrons at Merge Records are pleased to announce the new live LP, [email protected] Rock: Five Nights at the Opera, a record which will allow fans everywhere their chance to relive the auspicious occasion from the comforts of their own home. Titus Andronicus' position as the most thrilling live act in rock and roll has long been etched in stone, but never before has that riveting energy been captured on wax as it is here.
The A-side to [email protected] Rock revisits some of TMLT's most celebrated hits in a newly concise context, stripping away all studio wizardry until only the primal passion remains. The B-side offers fresh electric arrangements of the largely acoustic fifth act of TMLT's rock opera narrative, presenting a new perspective on the material Tiny Mix Tapes praised for "emotional intensity...unrivaled anywhere in rock music," as well as debuting the previously unreleased TMLT outtake, "69 Stones." Taken as a whole, [email protected] Rock is a whirlwind journey through a moment in time never to be repeated, preserved for future generations starving for "the real deal."