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Titus Andronicus is a punk/indie band from Glen Rock, New Jersey comprised (as of August 2013) of [[IAmTheBand Patrick Stickles]], Eric Harm, Julian Veronesi, and Adam Reich. They have released three albums, 2008's ''The Airing of Grievances'', 2010's ''The Monitor'', a ConceptAlbum based on the dual lives of a young man in New Jersey and a Union soldier in the CivilWar, and 2012's ''Local Business''.

Imagine BruceSpringsteen crossed with NeutralMilkHotel crossed with TheClash and you're about halfway there.

They are named for the quite bloody and violent [[Theatre/TitusAndronicus Shakespeare play]] of the same name.
!! Titus Andronicus provides examples of:

* DarkReprise: "Titus Andronicus Forever" at the beginning of ''The Monitor'' and "...And Ever" at the end.
* EpicRocking: Basically all of ''The Monitor'', but special credit should go to "The Battle of Hampton Roads," a nearly 15 minute song named for the first naval battle between ironclad ships. With a bagpipe solo.
* GeniusBonus: With song titles like "[[Creator/PieterBruegelTheElder Upon Viewing Brueghel's 'Landscape with the Fall of Icarus]]" and a concept album about the Civil War with a recommended reading list, this is a given. Patrick Stickles is a very smart, very well-read guy and it comes through in his lyrics.
* OdeToIntoxication: Both the sarcastic and non-sarcastic variety.
* PerishingAltRockVoice: If Conor Oberst had become a punk rocker, he would be Patrick Stickles.
* ShoutOut: To absolutely everything including Creator/WilliamShakespeare, Albert Camus, the CivilWar, Billy Bragg, BruceSpringsteen, {{Seinfeld}}, HunterSThompson, and ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', to name just a few.
* SpokenWordInMusic: ''The Monitor'' contains readings of speeches and writings by UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln and Creator/WaltWhitman, among others, performed by fellow indie rock artists such as Craig Finn of The Hold Steady and Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak.