Titus Andronicus - The Will to Live (2xLP)

The Will to Live was produced by TITUS ANDRONICUS singer-songwriter PATRICK STICKLES and Canadian icon HOWARD BILERMAN (Arcade Fire, Leonard Cohen, The Whole Nine Yards) at the latter’s Hotel 2 Tango recording studio in Montreal. Drawing on maximalist rock epics from Who’s Next to Hysteria, Bilerman and Stickles have crafted the richest, densest, and hardest- hitting sound for Titus Andronicus yet. All at once, the record matches the sprawl and scope of the band’s most celebrated work, while also honing their ambitious attack to greater effect than ever before. “It may strike some as ironic we had to go to Canada to record our equivalent to Born in the USA,” quips Stickles, “but the pursuit of Ultimate Rock knows no borders.” The Will to Live features sterling contributions from members of the HOLD STEADY, ARCADE FIRE, and THE E STREET BAND, as well as duets with the TA guitarist LIAM BETSON, former Titus Andronicus drummer ERIC HARM, and JOSÉE CARON of the Canadian rock band PARTNER. The album comes packaged with gorgeous triple-gatefold artwork by illustrious illustrator NICOLE RIFKIN, a Hieronymus Bosch–inspired triptych which mirrors the three-part structure of the narrator’s perilous voyage across the corresponding three sides of vinyl. USA, Mexico, Central America only.