Titus Andronicus hits the right note once again #LocalBusinessForever (with a really cool song inside)
Local Business: Titus Andronicus 3rd album, released on Oct 2012
Okay, I love Titus Andronicus. I even dare write their punkrock songs remind me of the Pogues and the Clash. Their political stand does too. This time they rock local business!
Back in April 2010 we blogged about the song “The Enemy is Everywhere” from their second album ‘The Monitor‘ to illustrate the American political paranoia of the US as one of the aftermaths of the Bush Jr’s era.
Today I would like to point at their third album ‘Local Business’. In touch with the America psyche once again, they embarked in a US tour with side gigs in local stores to support local independent businesses. Indeed, in these times of growing skepticism towards big corporations, more and more people aim at reconnecting consumers to producers, or retailers at least.
Some do it driven by “eco-consciousness” like the Locavores or the French AMAP (association for sustainable local farming or Community Supported Agriculture): do radical stuff like taking into account the ways and places food is produced (remember it used to be called ‘farming’?). As a matter of fact even some Governments now look at it if you consider for instance the Nutella tax under discussion in France.
The Tropicana road (source: Sourcemap.com)
Others do it driven by social responsibility like the Fair Trade movement or Commerce
Trust me this is exactly what you endlessly see from the windows of a plane flying over Indonesia: palm trees, endless fields of palm trees…