Titus Andronicus

A Productive Cough

  • Label Merge
  • Genre Rock-Pop
  • Released 03/02/18
  • Cat no MRG 606 CD MRG 606 LP 506060

4-panel digipak with 8 page booklet.

Standard black vinyl in single sleeve with printed inner sleeve. Includes coupon for full download.

Indie exclusive blue and gray swirl colored vinyl. Includes bonus 7” with “(I’m) Like a Rolling Stone” on black vinyl in a stock white paper sleeve. Includes coupon for full download. Limited to 3,000 worldwide.

Titus Andronicus' new album A Productive Cough. Available here on Indie Exclusive Blue and Grey Swirl Colored LP with Bonus 7", Standard Black LP and CD.

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.

LP+ - Indie exclusive blue and gray swirl colored vinyl. Includes bonus 7” with “(I’m) Like a Rolling Stone” on black vinyl in a stock white paper sleeve. Includes coupon for full download. Limited to 3,000 worldwide.

LP - Standard black vinyl in single sleeve with printed inner sleeve. Includes coupon for full download.

CD - 4-panel digipak with 8 page booklet.

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