With its release still 37 days away, The Most Lamentable Tragedy by Titus Andronicus is already the most feverishly discussed rock and roll record of 2015. “The open-hearted response to TMLT has opened my own heart. It means everything,” says singer / songwriter Patrick Stickles, counting out another fresh stack of Blue Bens. “Still, people do not necessarily know the real story…” [he pauses, making a productive cough into a cupped hand] “…but they will.”
Now – once again – the seemingly deluded words of the oft-misunderstood Artist snap from vague fantasy to vibrant reality. It’s just another one of those days ‘The Magic Morning’ is a short film, the action of which encompasses and demonstrates the action of the second act of TMLT, ‘Beside Himself’. The component songs of this act make their official debut with this film along with the previously released ‘Dimed Out’.
‘The Magic Morning’ was written and directed by Patrick Stickles in a display of artistic hubris that no buzz band today could begin to attempt. Side by side with Stickles in the Welles / Toland tradition stands Director of Photography / Editor Ray Concepcion, who brought the hyperkinetic (yet somehow supremely patient) style that made him a legendary fixture on the late ’00s NYC DIY scene, his epic portrait of which stands as a powerful testament to that now-bygone era.
UK Live Dates
Nov 5 – London, England – Village Underground
Nov 6 – Bristol, England – Thekla
Nov 7 – Brighton, England – Bleach
Nov 8 – Oxford, England – The Bullingdon
Nov 10 – Birmingham, England – Hare & Hounds
Nov 11 – Manchester, England – Deaf Institute
Nov 12 – Liverpool, England – Kazimer
Nov 13 – Glasgow, Scotland – Stereo
Nov 14 – Leeds, England – Beacons Metropolitan Festival
Nov 16 – Nottingham, England – Bodega Social Club