Local Business

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Local Business
Local Business.jpg
Studio album by Titus Andronicus
Released October 22, 2012 (2012-10-22)
Recorded April - May 2012
Genre Punk rock
Indie rock
Length 49:22
Label XL Recordings
Producer Kevin McMahon
Titus Andronicus chronology
The Monitor
(2010)The Monitor2010
Local Business
(2012)
The Most Lamentable Tragedy
(2015)The Most Lamentable Tragedy2015
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 78/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Austin Chronicle 3.5/5 stars[3]
A.V. Club B+[4]
Beats Per Minute 59%[5]
The Boston Globe (favorable)[6]
Consequence of Sound 4.0/5 stars[7]
Earbuddy (9.0/10)[8]
No Ripcord 9/10 stars[9]
NOW 4/5 stars[10]
Paste (9/10)[11]
Pitchfork Media (7.0/10)[12]
PopMatters (6/10)[13]
Rolling Stone 4.0/5 stars[14]
Slant Magazine 3/5 stars[15]
Spin (7/10)[16]
Sputnikmusic (4/5)[17]
Tiny Mix Tapes 3.5/5 stars[18]
Under the Radar 7/10 stars[19]

Local Business is the third album by the American punk/indie rock band Titus Andronicus. It was released on October 22 via XL.[20][21] The first single, "In a Big City", was posted in the band's blog on September 19.[22][23]

A more stripped down record than their previous efforts, Local Business was recorded live in the studio with almost no overdubs, creating an album that was "plug-in-and-play" ready, helping the band sound as close as possible to the album when playing live.[24]

The album received positive reviews and was listed at #38 on Rolling Stone's list of the top 50 albums of 2012, saying "These Jersey boys might be America's most desperately ambitious, righteously exciting punk-rock flamethrowers." [25]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Patrick Stickles.

No. Title Length
1. "Ecce Homo" 5:11
2. "Still Life with Hot Deuce on Silver Platter" 5:30
3. "Upon Viewing Oregon’s Landscape with the Flood of Detritus" 3:27
4. "Food Fight!" 1:09
5. "My Eating Disorder" 8:12
6. "Titus Andronicus vs. The Absurd Universe (3rd Round KO)" 2:09
7. "In a Big City" 3:35
8. "In a Small Body" 6:11
9. "(I am the) Electric Man" 4:14
10. "Tried to Quit Smoking" 9:44
Total length: 49:22

Personnel[edit]

Titus Andronicus[edit]

  • Patrick Stickles – guitar, lead vocals
  • Julian Veronesi – bass, vocals
  • Liam Betson - Guitar, vocals
  • Eric Harm – Drums, percussion, vocals
  • Adam Reich – Guitar, vocals, engineer

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Kevin McMahon – Guitar, mixing, percussion, producer, recording, vocals
  • Owen Pallett – violin
  • Steve Harm - harmonica
  • Elio DeLuca – Piano, electric piano

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local Business Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More - Metacritic". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Heaney, Gregory. "Local Business - Titus Andronicus : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Winkie, Luke. "Fun Fun Fun Fest - Review: Titus Andronicus - Music - The Austin Chronicle". The Austin Chronicle. Nick Barbaro. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Ray, Austin L. "Titus Andronicus: Local Business | Music". The A.V. Club. The Onion. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Stringer, FM. "Album Review: Titus Andronicus – Local Business | Beats Per Minute". Beats Per Minute. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  6. ^ Doerfler, Andrew. "Grand statements from Titus on 'Local Business'". The Boston Globe. Christopher M. Mayer. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Album Review: Titus Andronicus – Local Business". 
  8. ^ Krenn, Nick (2012-10-23). "Titus Andronicus - Local Business Review". Earbuddy. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  9. ^ Ciraulo, Andrew. "Titus Andronicus: Local Business - Music Review - No Ripcord". No Ripcord. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  10. ^ Boles, Benjamin. "Titus Andronicus - Local Business | NOW Magazine". NOW Magazine. NOW Communications. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  11. ^ Lore, Mark. "Titus Andronicus: Local Business :: Music :: Reviews :: Paste". Paste Magazine. Wolfgang's Vault. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  12. ^ Cohen, Ian. "Titus Andronicus: Local Business | Album Reviews". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  13. ^ Fiander, Matthew. "Titus Andronicus: Local Business | PopMatters". PopMatters. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  14. ^ "Local Business – Album Review". Rolling Stone. 
  15. ^ Cataldo, Jesse. "Titus Andronicus: Local Business". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  16. ^ Murray, Nick. "Titus Andronicus, 'Local Business' (XL) | SPIN". SPIN Magazine. Buzzmedia. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  17. ^ Smith, Robin. "Titus Andronicus - Local Business (staff review) | Sputnikmusic". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  18. ^ Hemmerling, Joe. "Titus Andronicus - Local Business | Music Review". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  19. ^ Hamm, Ryan E.C. "Titus Andronicus: Local Business (XL) | Under The Radar". Under the Radar. Under the Radar. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  20. ^ Pelly, Jenn. "Titus Andronicus Announce New Album". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  21. ^ Lillis, Peter. "Not Quite Laissez Faire: A Review of Titus Andronicus' Local Business". Frontier Psychiatrist. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  22. ^ Pelly, Jenn. "New Titus Andronicus: "In a Big City"". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  23. ^ ""Local Business" First Single and Cover Revealed". Titus Andronicus. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  24. ^ http://titusandronicusllc.tumblr.com/post/29128061765/local-business-the-new-titus-andronicus-lp.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  25. ^ http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/50-best-albums-of-2012-20121205/titus-andronicus-local-business-19691231