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Titus Andronicus share new mixtape ‘A Reductive Scoff,’ announce new tour

Titus Andronicus returned to the music scene earlier this year with the stripped down, barroom rock album A Productive Cough. It was a deliberate move away from the band’s more energetic, punk sound. Frontman Patrick Stickles made it a point to tone down the anger in his lyrics and vocals, which fit in squarely with the more Springsteen-sounding instrumentals. Now if you wanted to hear how these songs got their shape, you’re in luck. Today the band have shared a full new mixtape of material from the A Productive Cough sessions.

The new mixtape, dubbed A Reductive Scoff, primarily features demos of much of the material. Plus you get a couple “basic tracks” and a studio outtake. And better yet, it’s completely free. The band have previously shared two other free mixtape in the past, and this one follows much in those same lines. You can give a listen to the entire thing right here.

To counteract the even more stripped-back sound of the new Titus Andronicus mixtape, the band have just announced a new tour being called the “American Rock Band Tour.” The reason for the naming comes from the fact that Stickles opted for a less band-focused tour behind A Productive Cough. Those dates showed Stickles performing solo with a pianist. But now the band is back together again. The new dates will come about a month after he wraps up some solo dates from around the world. Check out all the dates right down below. Head here to buy tickets for any of the upcoming dates.

August
30 Glasgow, UK – CCA
31 Newcastle upon Tyne, UK – Head of Steam

September
01 Nottingham, UK – Bodega
02 Wiltshire, UK – End of the Road Festival
03 Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen
04 Leeds, UK – Belgrave Music Hall
06 London, UK – St. Pancras Old Church
07 London, UK – St. Pancras Old Church
09 Dublin, IE – Whelan’s
10 Derry, IE – Bennigans Bar
11 Limerick City, IE – Phamacia

October
12 Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
13 Northampton, MA – Pearl Street
14 Buffalo, NY – Asbury Hall
15 Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
16 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
17 Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner
18 Bloomington, IL – The Bishop
19 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
20 Davenport, IA – Raccoon Motel
22 Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
23 St Louis, MO – Off Broadway
24 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone Cafe
25 Nashville, TN – Basement East
26 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell)
27 Durham, NC – Motorco
28 Richmond, VA – Capital Ale House
30 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar

November
01 Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents
02 Jersey City, NJ – Monty Hall
03 Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel

Pick up a copy of A Productive Cough right here.

 

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