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Review: Titus Andronicus - "Still Life with Hot Deuce and Silver Platter"

Titus Andronicus

The second single off Titus Andronicus's forthcoming third full-length Local Business sees the band dropping a bit of the angst present on their first two LPs. Sure, there's still a lot of cosmic confusion going on, but for the most part "Still Life with Hot Deuce" plays like a throwback Americana sing-a-long with: repeating melodic breaks, some random hyper-masculine outbursts (e.g. "cold piss"/"hot deuce") and sway-worthy bridges. Patrick Stickles vocal delivery doesn't vary much from the Brooklyn outfit's past work and his lyrics are again comparable to Paul Westberg's Replacements output, luckily, those are both things we can consider to be pluses here in 2012.