During SXSW in 2012, Titus Andronicus were selling a mixtape called Titus Andronicus LLC Mixtape Vol. 1, a limited CDR of demos, outtakes, covers, and rarities. (My copy was #36 of 200.) They threw the whole thing up online shortly afterward. And now they’re back with their second mixtape. This one is called Sorry For The Delay, and it gives the band a chance to riff on the title of Lil Wayne’s Sorry 4 The Wait mixtape series while making an effects-pedal pun and acknowledging how long it’s taken them to put together the massive new rock-opera double album The Most Lamentable Tragedy. That album drops next month, and we’ve already heard the early tracks “Dimed Out” and “Fatal Flaw.” The new mixtape includes the album tracks “Stranded (On My Own),” which they released as a 7″ last year, and “Come On, Siobhan.” It also has demos, live versions, and rehearsals. If we still did Mixtape Of The Week, this would be a shoo-in. Check it out below.
The Most Lamentable Tragedy is out 7/28 on Merge.