While New Jersey’s Titus Andronicus tapped Bob Mould of Husker Du fame to produce their new album An Obelisk, the rest of the world surrounding the album has been all the band’s. A television show idea, various videos and a sixty plus date tour means that the band has plenty more to do. With the tour now underway and the album burning the ears of anyone who hears it, Titus Andronicus pulls a rabbit from their sleeves with a new concert film called “An Obelisk Without An Audience.” The eighteen minute film captures some of the more uptempo tracks from the album and gives them to you live in the best way possible.
The footage appears to be from a soundcheck that took place at the Footlight in Queens, with the band tearing through a set of four new songs from the album.Opening with the searing power of “(I Blame) Society” the band shows all of the energy that the song holds isn’t lost in a live setting. With the moderately paced sounds of “Troubleman Unlimited” and the high strides of “Just Like Ringing A Bell,” the band sounds epic in each punk soaked note. They close it out with the slower timed notes of “Tumult Around the World” and make anyone who’s catching them on tour excited for their date.
The film can be viewed above or on YouTube, An Obelisk is available on multiple formats for purchase from Merge Records and it can be streamed on all platforms. Titus Andronicus is on tour tonight at Now That’s Class in Cleveland, OH until November 23 at Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY. The dates for their tour can be located here.
Image Credits: Photo by Ray Concepcion.