"Mental health really shouldn’t be influenced by money. But at the end of the day, a psychiatrist is still a business person. They have their eye on the bottom line just like everybody else. That does make me wonder if people really get the stuff they need, or if they just become cogs in a machine to generate more revenue for big industries. Not that my psychiatrist would do anything like that— she’s great. She’s a drug dealer like anybody else, but she’s fun; she’s not a punk, but her head is shaved."

Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles sits down with Jenn Pelly to talk about the ills of capitalism, the greatness of Ted Leo, and the realities of living with your parents in our latest feature interview.




Read Ian Cohen’s review of New Jersey punks Titus Andronicus’ third album, Local Business



Titus Andronicus' new album, Local Business, is out October 23 via XL Recordings. 

Titus Andronicus' new album, Local Business, is out October 23 via XL Recordings



Titus Andronicus at CMJ by Will Deitz.

"In high school, me and my friends thought Bright Eyes was god’s dick. I’m going on 23 now, I don’t wanna read about Bright Eyes every time I wanna read about the band I’m in."

Titus Andronicus leader Patrick Stickles on Bright Eyes, from a 2008 interview at the Pitchfork Music Festival. The two bands will play a handful of dates together in April.