One of the most exciting new bands to emerge last year were New Jersey college-shoegaze-rock (insert own genre here) types, Titus Andronicus.

After garnering much praise for their debut lp The Airing of Grievances, they left to record a new album and have recently released rather alot of information about the forthcoming sophomore effort here.

Released on 9th March¬† by Extra Large Recordings (in the US, at any rate), The Monitor is sure to continue their tradition of sounding alot more intelligent than their peers-they are,after all, named after William Shakespeare’s most bloody play.

Fans can hear the eight-and-a-half minute lo-fi epic, ‘Four,Score and Seven,’ below. Its refrain of,¬† ‘It’s still us against them/And they’re winning, will lead to many a Pitchfork reader’s favourite line of the decade thus far.

They also released the tracklisting so we can acknowledge just how much these guys paid attention during school.

1. A More Perfect Union
2. Titus Andronicus Forever
3. No Future Part Three: Escape from No Future
4. Richard II or Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
5. A Pot In Which To Piss
6. Four Score and Seven
7. Theme from “Cheers”
8. To Old Friends and New
9. …And Ever
10. The Battle of Hampton Roads


The Monitor is released on March 9th