Titus Andronicus - A More Perfect Union

| Keith
I sense the enemy, they're rustling around in the trees
I thought I had gotten away but the followed me to 02143
Oh, woe, woe is me, no one knows the trouble I see
When they hang Jeff Davis from a sourapple tree, I'll sit beneath the leaves and weep
None of us shall be saved, every man will be a slave
For John Brown's body lies a-mould'ring in the grave and there's rumbling down in the caves
So if it's time for choosing sides, and to show this dirty city how we do the Jersey Slide
And if it deserves a better class of criminal
Then I'ma give it to them tonight
So we'll rally around the flag, rally around the flag
Rally around the flag, boys, rally once again
Shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom
Rally around the flag, rally around the flag
Glory, glory, Hallelujah, His truth is marching on

Listening to Ted Leo yesterday got me thinking, for some reason I'm not 100% sure of, Titus Andronicus and their classic 2010 release The Monitor. We've never featured them here, so let's fix that. Today's Most Important, the blistering "A More Perfect Union" which chronicles frontman Patrick Stickles' move from Glen Rock, NJ, to Somerville, MA. Mashed up with a bunch of Civil War references. Oh and bits from Springsteen, Billy Bragg and others. The general theme and style carries through the album and makes for a unique and interesting punk rock adventure.

RIYL: The Hold Steady, Billy Bragg, Japandroids, Cloud Nothings, Ted Leo

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