Titus Andronicus have announced the release of their forthcoming album A Productive Cough, which is out March 2nd on Merge Records, and from it they’ve released a new track ‘Above the Bodega (Local Business)’. Of the track (and the album in general) mainman Patrick Stickles explains) “All the songs on [A Productive Cough] deal with the realities of life, as I understand them, in my adopted hometown of New York City,” explains Stickles, “and one quality that does much to define New York City life is the access to 24-hour consumption. The first floor of the apartment building in which I live is occupied by a deli-grocery, to which I give my patronage several times a day. As a result, I have developed a particular understanding with the staff there which I have not so far heard articulated in song. Thusly, I took it upon myself to write the ‘ultimate’ song explicating the bodega clerk-patron relationship.”

Mixing it up with elements of folk rock, but with some honky tonk piano and a good helping of horns, Above the Bodega (Local Business) does its bit for community singing, by dropping the sort of chorus you cannot help but join in with. Check out the accompanying live video for the track, here