Titus Andronicus - A Productive Cough LP
Since debuting in 2008, TITUS ANDRONICUS (hereafter +@) has been conditioning faithful listeners to expect only the unexpected. With A Productive Cough, +@ has executed the most shocking departure yet—but only if, as ever mercurial singer-songwriter PATRICK STICKLES insists, “you haven’t been paying attention.” In a move that may infuriate the black-denim-and-PBR set, A Productive Cough sets aside leadfooted punk anthems in favor of a subtler, more spacious approach that pushes Stickles’ soul-baring songwriting to the fore, creating an intimacy between artist and audience with which previous +@ efforts had only flirted. Features guest contributions from veteran pianist RICK STEPH (Cat Power, Lucero, Hank Williams Jr.), esteemed cellist JANE SCARPANTONI (R.E.M., Bob Mould, Lou Reed), listeners Brooklyn singer MEGG FARRELL, and many others. Limited edition LP version is pressed on blue-gray swirled vinyl.