FRESH Titus Andronicus
Titus Andronicus, an indie-rock band from Jersey, is kicking ass right now. This video, the first for their latest LP The Monitor, recently debuted on their MySpace for “A More Perfect Union,” the first track on The Monitor. The song for the video is a bit shorter than the track on the album, which is sort of disappointing. I wish they’d have incorporated the whole song. Nevertheless, the vid is sweet. The scenery provides us with an image of “a cruel New England winter” but isn’t necessarily depressing – which I LOVE. They’re embracing the gloomy New England cold with games of Risk, capture the flag, snowball fights, tree climbing, renditions of Shakespeare’s original Titus Andronicus, and sweet jams.
The song is fun, truthful and is topped with a sprinkle of a “we’re all doomed” attitude that I think the video portrays properly. There’s a Merritt Parkway reference for you Connecticut/Fairfield County folk.
The enemy is everywhere.