Merge Records Presents...
T I T U S
"The Most Lamentable Tragedy"
ACT TWO : "Beside Himself"
"The Magic Morning"
Written and directed by Patrick Stickles
Edited by Ray Concepcion
Directory of Photography : Ray Concepcion
Camera : Matthew Greeley matthewgreeley.com
Camera : Johann Rashid http://tlsc.co/johann
Best Boy : Pat Ronayne
Set design by Patrick Stickles
Set construction by Eric Harm, Jonah Maurer, and Patrick Stickles
Costuming by Patrick Stickles and Ray Concepcion
Hair by Zach Staggers
Filmed at Shea Stadium, Brooklyn, NY liveatsheastadium.com
Catering by Bread Brothers Bagel Cafe, Williamsburg Pizza, and T+A Deli Grocey
Patrick Stickles as "Our Hero"
Patrick Stickles as "The Lookalike"
Eric Harm as "Dancing Friend #1"
Matthew Miller as "Dancing Friend #2"
Carrie-Anne Murphy as "Dancing Friend #3"
Julian Veronesi as "Dancing Friend #4"
Jonah Maurer as "Ripper (Left-Handed)"
Adam Reich as "Ripper (Right-Handed)"
Body Double : John Zinder
Body Double Understudy : Ian Donohue
New Jersey-proud indie punks Titus Andronicus have their album The Most Lamentable Tragedy coming out later this month, and they've now given fans something to chew over until then: a 15-minute short film called The Magic Morning.
This is essentially an ultra-lavish music video; while most videos feature just one song, this one contains six. Album tracks seven through 12 appear here; that's the entire side B of the first disc of the vinyl version. The theatrical rock songs in question are: "The Magic Morning," "Lookalike," "I Lost My Mind (DJ)," "Mr. E Mann," "Fired Up" and "Dimed Out."
The video was written and directed by Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles. The whole thing plays out in a small, flower-strewn room, as Stickles and his buddies perform dance routines, perform the song and engage in some wacky theatrics. Stickles appears both with and without a beard.
The Most Lamentable Tragedy is due out on July 28 on Merge.