December 11, 2011

LIVESound: Titus Andronicus Covers Springsteen, Coldplay

Following Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles on Twitter is one of the first things you want to do upon signing up for the social site. Right next to watching your favorite television show or giving the The Monitor a spin, it's off-stage musical entertainment at its finest. When the New Jersey punk rocker isn't ruffling the feathers of Kurt Vile over business decisions or speaking the truth about classic acts such as The Beatles and Led Zeppelin, getting a glimpse into Stickle's mind in 140 characters or less can often lead to some interesting finds. Case in point, the following two tracks he just uploaded and tweeted to his followers. The first features a live cover recorded during one of TA's practice sessions in which fellow tri-state area boys the So So Glos happened to attend. Under the moniker "The Shea Stadium All-Stars," they collectively homage The Boss' "Glory Days" with a nostalgic bar room spirit that Springsteen had in mind when he wrote the track. However, it's this curious take on Coldplay's A Rush of Blood to the Head hit, "In My Place" from the band's rehearsal sessions that takes the cake. Complete with Stickle's unintentionally warbly vocals, you'll be asking yourself why Coldplay continue selling out arenas when Titus Andronicus clearly have grabbed their music by the balls. Here the Springsteen classic over at the band's SoundCloud page and stream the latter below...

Titus Andronicus - "In My Place" (Coldplay cover)

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