Titus Andronicus are welcoming in fall with a surprise new EP release, Home Alone on Halloween. The three-track effort is available now in all formats from Merge, including a limited-edition pumpkin orange 12-inch vinyl shipping immediately.
The EP was recorded concurrently with the band’s most recent album, A Productive Cough. Home Alone on Halloween gets its name from the title track, a soulful yet haunted reimagining of “Home Alone” from A Productive Cough. The new version features new lead vocals from Matt “Money” Miller. Also included are a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Only a Hobo” and the nearly 17-minute, 1,200-word “A Letter Home”.
In a statement, frontman Patrick Stickles said,
“Death is not scary. Everyone has to die, but not everyone gets to die surrounded by love with the satisfaction of a life well-lived. What frightens me, far more than ghouls or goblins, is knowing that I may yet face the former without the comfort of the latter. When it comes to that of which nightmares are made, a werewolf popping out of the bushes is nothing next to a life without love when it is too late to turn back.”
Take a listen below, plus watch the lyric video for “A Letter Home”.
Home Alone on HalloweenA Reductive Scoff follows Titus Andronicus’ mixtape from back in August.
Titus Androncius have also added a Jersey City Halloween night gig to their upcoming tour. The trek will mark the band’s first full-band tour in nearly two years, and you can find the itinerary below.
Titus Andronicus 2018 Tour Dates:
10/12 – Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom #
10/13 – Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street #
10/14 – Buffalo, NY @ Asbury Hall #
10/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo #
10/16 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class #
10/17 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner #
10/18 – Bloomington, IL @ The Bishop #
10/19 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge *
10/20 – Davenport, IA @ Raccoon Motel *
10/22 – Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck *
10/23 – St Louis, MO @ Off Broadway *
10/24 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe
10/25 – Nashville, TN @ Basement East *
10/26 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Hell) *
10/27 – Durham, NC @ Motorco *
10/28 – Richmond, VA @ Capital Ale House *
10/30 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar ^
10/31 – Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall ^
11/01 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents ^
11/02 – Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall ^
11/03 – Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel ^
* = w/ Ted Leo solo
# = w/ Summer Cannibals
^ = w/ Spider Bags