In March of 2010, XL Recordings released Titus Andronicus’ epic second album THE MONITOR, immediately elevating the upstart New Jersey rock band to legendary status.
In late 2019, loose plans began for a 10th anniversary reissue. In early 2020, those plans were put on indefinite hold, for obvious reasons, and the band, whose chilling vision of America’s tribalist future would become the awful truth, was silenced.
XL new presents the 10th Anniversary Edition of The Monitor. The record has been remastered for vinyl by Matthew Barnhart at Chicago Mastering Service, with the original “lost” sequence and side-breaks restored. For a limited time, this special edition will also feature the long- out-of-print embossed cover.
Since The Monitor’s release 11 years ago, it’s been celebrated as a classic of this and any other era of rock music, and it’s legacy continues to grow. We’ve been through a lot and this album remains a salve for our times.