Liars new album, WIXIW, was reviewed at No Ripcord.
|Photo Credit: Zen Sekizawa|
Liars "No.1 Against The Rush" from Yours Truly on Vimeo.
LIARS CURRENTLY ON TOUR
WATCH “No. 1 Against The Rush” Yours Truly Session HERE
WIXIW OUT NOW
“It's an album that creeps you out even as it sucks you in." - RollingStone
“In essence, it’s a dark pop masterpiece." - KCRW
“For Liars, it embodies what they do best — saying one thing and then doing another. And on WIXIW, everything is in its right place." - SPIN
“WIXIW” is Liars' "electronic" record, and a darn good one at that.” - NPR
“WIXIW cements Liars as the kind of band that can do whatever they want, and it’s always going to be worth paying attention to.” - PASTE
“Fascinating turns of change have always been Liars' sole consistency, and in that respect, I hope they stay the same forever." - Pitchfork
Liars are currently on tour in support of WIXIW (released 6/5) with Cadence Weapon and Unknown Mortal Orchestra in select cities. Be sure to follow the band on Instagram for updates from the road @Liarsliarsliars!
Liars are pleased to share a video produced by the talented Yours Truly featuring the band’s single “No 1. Against The Rush.” Filmed in an LA studio, the video is an intimate behind the scenes glimpse of the boys doing what they do best, making eerily beautiful soundscapes.
Watch the official video for “No. 1 Against the Rush” directed by Todd Cole: http://youtu.be/ggR6RuBh8I0
Angus Andrew explains the album title WIXIW, ’wish you’ is a familiar and universal sentiment of longing and hope, but when misspelt becomes uniquely shrouded and difficult to interpret, which in many ways is representative of our music and the songs we wrote for this album”.
WIXIW is Liars’ sixth studio album and the follow up to 2010’s critically lauded Sisterworld, which garnered an 8.1 Pitchfork rating and Best New Music.
The album, with artwork designed by John Wiese, is available on CD, deluxe vinyl (with CD) and digital. The limited edition wax-dipped silk-screened vinyl made by Liars themselves is now sold out.
Recorded in LA, self-produced by the band with additional production from Mute boss Daniel Miller and mixed by Tom Biller, the album is hard to shake, tough to pin down, and impossible to get out of one’s head even after an initial listen. Simultaneously the most accessible and most challenging release from these iconoclasts, it is both a summation of Liars’ work up to now, and a complete break from anything you’d ever heard the band do previously.
“If we aren’t confusing people, it’s not us,” Angus Andrew laughs. “If we aren’t confusing ourselves with what we do, then we’ve failed.”
LIARS TOUR DATES:
Friday 7/13 – The Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO~
Saturday 7/14 – The Granada – Lawrence, KS ~
Sunday 7/15 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE ~
Tuesday 7/17 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN +
Wednesday 7/18 – Mad Planet – Milwaukee, WI +
Thursday 7/19 – Metro – Chicago, IL +
Friday 7/20 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI +
Saturday 7/21 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON~
Monday 7/23 - La Sala Rossa – Montreal, QC~
Tuesday 7/24 - Paradise – Boston, MA +
Wednesday 7/25 - U Street Music Hall – Washington DC +
Thursday 7/26 - Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA +
Friday 7/27 – Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH +
Saturday 7/28 – A&R Music Bar – Columbus, OH +
Sunday 9/2 – FYF Los Angeles, CA
Thursday 9/6 Hopscotch Music Festival – Raleigh, NC
+ With Unknown Mortal Orchestra
~ With Cadence Weapon
“NO. 1 AGAINST THE RUSH” TRACKLISTING
No. 1 Against The Rush
No. 1 Against The Rush - Vince Clarke Remix
No. 1 Against The Rush - Matmos Remix
We'll Never Learn
“NO. 1 AGAINST THE RUSH” DIGITAL EP OUT NOW
FEATURING REMIXES BY MATMOS & VINCE CLARKE
The Exact Colour Of Doubt
No.1 Against The Rush
A Ring On Every Finger
Ill Valley Prodigies
His And Mine Sensations
Flood To Flood
Who Is The Hunter
Annual Moon Words
Watch a series of video teasers created by the band on their Tumblr, which have given rise to much speculation on where this ever evolving, ever influential band are headed: http://amateurgore.tumblr.com/
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