Titus Andronica's last UK-released album The Monitor was one of my absolute favourite things about 2010. In fact just last week I went back to check if they had released anything since and was dismayed to see they hadn't.
Well it turns out my concerns that they may have disappeared were misplaced. Titus Andronicus return! With a new album called The Most Lamentable Tradgedy! And this awesome new track and lyric video Dimed Out!
As always their ramshackle mess of noise is a beer-soaked anger-fuelled mess and it's bloody glorious. In the UK we're about to head into the most contentious and unpredictable election of my lifetime, and every note of this record expresses the anger and annoyance I feel about every stupid idiot who wastes their vote, makes a decision based on a newspaper headline or fails to understand at least a fraction of the actual policy differences between the major party policies.
So here it is: One of the major parties wants to save $12bn from the welfare budget yet refuses to tell the nation how until after the election is over. If you vote without knowing what you are voting for, you are a fucking idiot.
You can thank Titus Andronicus for this angry rant, and yes I am aware of the irony in advocating voting in a post about a band that sports the anarchy symbol. So whatever... Scroll to the video, play it, then play it again. Then play it once more to be sure. Then vote wisely.