Just over a year after their last effort, A Productive Cough, Titus Andronicus have announced that they've got a new record in the pipeline. The LP, titled An Obelisk, is out in full June 21 via Merge. In anticipation, the New Jersey band have shared a video for lead single "(I Blame) Society" which takes place in front of said obelisk (the Washington Monument). Check it out below.
The new album was produced by Hüsker Dü legend Bob Mould at Steve Albini's Chicago studio over the course of six days. In a new Stereogum profile, frontperson Patrick Stickles further detailed the collaboration. “We’d prefer to get high in the studio and wait for something to happen, which is cool, but... nobody wanted [Mould] walking out of there saying, ‘What a bunch of bums these guys are.’ We wanted to rise to the occasion, you could say."
An Obelisk is out June 21 via Merge. Check out the band's upcoming tour dates below.
06/21 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade (Record Release Show)
07/23 Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong
07/26 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle (MRG30 Festival)
07/27 Fredericksburg, VA @ Fredericksburg All Ages
07/28 Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA