Thursday, October 25, 2012

Covering Our Bases: The Complete Titus Andronicus Covers

It's no secret how much I love covers. I mean, if I had an kickass rock band, God knows that I'd spend a lot of time kicking out my favorite jams. I think that most musicians are also music nerds and although they get to have the fun of getting up their and making music while I just write about it, when I see them geek out over some Modern Lovers song a band that no one's heard of I can see that we're not so different, they and I. I've had Titus on the brain, what with listening to their latest record non-stop, so I decided that I might as well get all those covers in one place throw, slap a bow on it and send it your way.

New Jersey's finest Newly-minted New Yorkers Titus Andronicus (does it pain you to read those words as much as it did me to write them?) have always been particularly generous with their covers. Between the tour singles, free mixtapes and raucous live singalongs, they've amassed quite the list. Fortunately for you, dear reader, On Warmer Music has them all right here, just for you.

Titus cuts a wide swath of musical territory with their cover choices. The list runs the gamut from punk icons to jukebox favorites. There are bands I needed to look up (and could barely find anything on), mid-level cult acts, as well as a healthy swath of alt cannon from the Reed to Richman, Westerberg to Cobain. They even play with their audience at times (I mean, Coldplay and Lana Del Ray - honest appreciation, hipster baiting or both?) but it's all in good fun. The quality of these recordings varies greatly from nearly-unlistenable bass-heavy messes to studio masters and everywhere in-between.

So enjoy and remember, they may not all be the best recordings you've ever heard, but there are undeniably a lot of them. And they're free.

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I Fought The Law [The Bobby Fuller Four]

Riot Squad [Cock Sparrar]
We're Coming Back [Cock Sparrar]
In My Place [Coldplay]
In My Place/Beast of Burden [Colplay/The Rolling Stones]
Don't Let Our Youth Go To Waste [Galaxie 500]
Paper Pilots [Hallelujiah the Hills]/My Time Outside The Womb
All These Things That I've Done [The Killers]
Video Games [Lana Del Ray]
Roadrunner [The Modern Lovers]
Breed [Nirvana]
Swallow My Pride [The Ramones]
Kids Don't Follow (feat. Craig Finn) [The Replacements]
Raised In The City [The Replacements]
Treatment Bound [The Replacements]
Treatment Bound [Studio Version] [The Replacements]
If The Kids Are United (feat. Damian Abraham) [Sham 69]
Waking Up Drunk (feat. Dan McGee) [Spider Bags]
Waking Up Drunk [Solo Version] [Spider Bags]
Glory Days (feat. The Shea Stadium All-Stars) [Bruce Springsteen]
Wipeout [The Surfaris]
Anxiety Block [Television Personalities]
A Pillar Of Salt [The Thermals]
Birdhouse In Your Soul [They Might Be Giants]
The Boys Are Back In Town [Thin Lizzy]
Christmas Calculator [V.C.R.]
Heroin [The Velvet Underground]
Say It Ain't So [Weezer]
Undone (The Sweater Song) [Weezer]
El Scorcho [Weezer]
Oh Bondage! Up Yours! [X-Ray Spex]
Hot Pockets Theme [TV]

(If you've got a cover that I've somehow missed, let me know and I'll throw it up here whilst giving you mad props.)

Titus Andronicus has three amazing albums, ownership of which makes you approximately 80% sexier. They're also probably coming to a town near you real soon with a batch of brand new songs, you want to go to there.

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