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The young punks in Titus Andronicus are wise beyond their years: Singer Patrick Stickles and his band craft meaningful, epic records with an abundance of cultural references and even more bite. The Garden State band's latest, Local Business, is stripped of its predecessor’s bells and whistles for the beer-clanking, working man’s archetype established by another of Jersey’s heroes: the Boss. Its straightforward approach not only reiterates frontman Stickles's very Camus-esque belief that everything is empty, but also demonstrates a level of self awareness that says, "I know I'm slaying the slain here, so go ahead and pass that sword."