In its lifetime, New Jersey's Titus Andronicus has recorded sprawling concept albums about a Civil War battleship (The Monitor) and manic depression (this year's The Most Lamentable Tragedy). So what's next? We've got some ideas.
An opera about Slapshot, the former New Jersey Devils mascot forced into retirement after allegedly groping female fans at a game.
2. The Stubble of Man Is an Affront to God
A song suite about frontman Patrick Stickles shaving his beard. Only available as a series of 28 flexi discs.
3. Exile in Sayreville
A song-by-song response to the 2005 special edition of Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet, featuring separate responses to both the stereo and surround-sound versions.
4. Stick a P4K in Us
A spoken-word album written entirely in lines taken from Pitchfork reviews. Clocks in at around 6.7 hours.
A full-length cover of Father John Misty's cover of Ryan Adams' cover of the Taylor Swift album, in the style of Neil Young's Trans.
SEE IT: Titus Andronicus plays Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave., with Spider Bags and Baked, on Friday, Oct. 2. 9 pm. $13 advance, $15 day of show. 21+.