The Monitor

Titus Andronicus


The Monitor is Titus Andronicus' sophomore album. We have it on Blue & Black Smoke vinyl.

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Exclusive Features

color Blue & Black Smoke
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes

Other Features

exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Direct-To-Board
jacket type Gatefold
label XL
mastering engineer Matthew Barnhart
mastering studio Chicago Mastering Service
pressing location GZ Vinyl
release type Reissue

By the Numbers


2lp

format

2010

original release year

331/3
rpm

speed

500

total pressing quantity

12
inch

vinyl size

standard

weight

Description


Titus Andronicus’ sophomore album The Monitor earned the indie rock band a place at the top of Billboard charts when it was released in 2010, just two years after their debut album. Named after the ship USS Monitor, the concept album touches on motifs surrounding the Civil War, with titles like “A More Perfect Union,” “Four Score and Seven” and “The Battle of Hampton Roads” referencing historical instances. Layered guitar riffs and roaring percussion crash together to form a striking melodic component to the album, while frontman Patrick Stickles howls with, at times dissonant but energizing, highly personal lyrics.

In 2020, Titus Andronicus sought to celebrate the album’s 10 year anniversary, but as the pandemic swept through the globe, the band halted their plans. Now, Titus Andronicus returns to celebrate the album’s anniversary with a repress of their acclaimed album, topping off the commemoration with a tour.

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