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Titus Andronicus Unveil Epic New Song and Video For ‘An Anomaly’

Frontman Patrick Stickles said his intention was to write a song that evokes 'Eliminator'-era ZZ Top covering Silver Jews
Titus Andronicus
Howard BIlerman

Titus Andronicus has shared “An Anomaly,” the third single from its forthcoming album The Will To Live. Frontman Patrick Stickles said his intention was to write a song that evokes Eliminator-era ZZ Top covering Silver Jews, and we think he succeeded.


Stickles’ gritty harmonies carry the song’s “dissertation on humanity’s fall from grace,” while guitarist Josée Caron of Canadian rock band Partner blasts a striking solo. The video was directed by Stickles, who is seen singing, swaying, and stomping around Paris, inspired by Pusha T’s 2013 video for “Numbers on the Boards.”

“An Anomaly” resonates the most with the band’s prior work compared to the previously released “(I’m) Screwed” and “Give Me Grief,” which are all slated to appear on its seventh studio album, out Sept. 30.

“The titular ‘anomaly’ refers to the perversion of certain ‘natural’ impulses that have occurred within us humans upon taking ourselves out of the food chain, and the natural world in general,” Stickles says of the track in a press release.

“… This drive exists within us also, but we have gone astray in not only holding on to this primal thirst for violence beyond the point of its utility but expanding upon and fortifying it by way of our ever-more terrible technological advances, up to and including the invention of the atom bomb. If you want to know the true nature of that which we call ‘the Devil,’ that is where I would start.”


Titus Andronicus 2022 Tour Dates

Sept 24 Atlantic City, NJ – Frantic City Festival
Sept 30 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Oct 1 Columbia, SC – Jam Room Festival
Oct 3 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
Oct 4 Nashville, TN – DRKMTTR
Oct 5 Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s
Oct 6 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
Oct 7 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
Oct 8 Austin, TX – Far Out
Oct 9 Dallas, TX – Deep Ellum Art Co
Oct 10 Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
Oct 12 Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge
Oct 13 St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill
Oct 14 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
Oct 15 Cleveland, OH – Mahall’s
Oct 16 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
Oct 17 Ottawa, ON – Club SAW
Oct 18 Montreal, QC – L’Esco
Oct 21 Woodstock, NY – Colony
Oct 22 Holyoke, MA – Race Street Live
Oct 23 Pawtucket, RI – The Met
Oct 25 Portland, ME – Space
Oct 26 Portsmouth, NH – 3S Artspace
Oct 27 Boston, MA – Crystal Ballroom