Local Business

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Local Business
Local Business.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 22, 2012 (2012-10-22)
RecordedApril - May 2012
LabelXL Recordings
ProducerKevin McMahon
Titus Andronicus chronology
The Monitor
Local Business
The Most Lamentable Tragedy
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
The Austin Chronicle3.5/5 stars[3]
A.V. ClubB+[4]
Beats Per Minute59%[5]
The Boston Globe(favorable)[6]
Consequence of Sound4.0/5 stars[7]
No Ripcord9/10 stars[9]
NOW4/5 stars[10]
Pitchfork Media(7.0/10)[12]
Rolling Stone4.0/5 stars[14]
Slant Magazine3/5 stars[15]
Tiny Mix Tapes3.5/5 stars[18]
Under the Radar7/10 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.

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


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


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  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.
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  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.
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  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. ^ https://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/50-best-albums-of-2012-20121205/titus-andronicus-local-business-19691231