TITUS ANDRONICUS - A PRODUCTIVE COUGH VINYL (LTD. ED. BLUE & GREY MARBLED LP + BONUS 7")
LIMITED EDITION BLUE & GREY MARBLED VINYL LP + BONUS 7"
Release Date: 2nd March 2018
Patrick Stickles & co are back and with yet another musical curveball for all of you who thought you had them figured out (shame on you!). This record is a workout of blues rock complete with a big-band style horn section, loose jams, guitar solos, gang vocals and of course Stickles' majestic, growling vocals. This also comes with a bonus 7" including a cover of Bob Dylan's '(I'm) Like a Rolling Stone' to top it off!
"In a move that may infuriate the black-denim-and-PBR set, A Productive Cough finds Titus Andronicus setting aside the leadfooted punk anthems of yesteryear in favor of a subtler, more spacious approach that pushes Stickles’ soul-baring songwriting to the fore, creating a conversational intimacy between artist and audience with which previous Titus Andronicus efforts had only flirted. The mission of A Productive Cough is made apparent from the first bars of opening track “Number One (In New York).” As a twinkling tableau of piano and dulcet horns unfolds, Stickles unleashes a breathless and unceasing 64-bar verse with subject matter as sprawling as the kitchen-sink arrangement, which grows to include sparkling guitars, twinkling bells, and uplifting choral vocals as Stickles searches desperately for the strength to carry on through an increasingly violent and frightening world."