New Jersey based Titus Andronicus is known for their near-mockery of emotion with their completely unreserved demeanor and lyrics. While at SXSW, the band was selling $2 mixtapes. The mixtape, which is comprised mostly of rare demos, is not only a necessity to any hardcore fan, but also to the cover fan. The band doesn’t pull any punches, covering everything from Weezer, Thin Lizzy, The Velvet Underground, and yes, the obnoxiously catchy jingle for Hot Pockets.
Each of the covers is approached in typical Titus fashion: loud, unashamed, and lovably belligerent. Their version of Weezer’s “Undone (The Sweater Song)” turns the pseudo-Cali anthem into a drunken sing-a-long. Thin Lizzy’s “The Boys Are Back in Town,” is live and rambunctious, as any Thin Lizzy song should be. As for the Hot Pockets cover? Why don’t you give it a listen and let us know what you think.
The entire mixtape is available for free on Titus Andronicus’ tumblr page.