Patterson Hood and the Downtown Rumblers dropped by Hear Ya! to record a live session that you can listen to and download. Liars premiered their video for “WIXIW” at Entertainment Weekly, of all places. The Jimmy Cliff classic “The Harder They Come” is up on YouTube. Elton John will appear on the next Queens … Read more
Where there’s a new Liars single, there’s sure to be an unnerving video to follow. (Not that it was always this way. Their video for “Houseclouds” is the most adorable I’ve ever seen.) Check out the disjointed CGI for the heavy-electro dance track “Brats”. Bonus: Here’s Liars recent KEXP session.
Remember when Beck’s Record Club – Annie Clark and Vincent Hart from St. Vincent, Sergio Dias from Os Mutantes, Liars, etc. – got together to cover INXS’s Kick album in its entirety? Here’s video of all the songs from the session. It doesn’t all work, but then, not all of the original album worked, either. … Read more
Liars’ Angus Andrew has said, “If we aren’t confusing people, it’s not us. If we aren’t confusing ourselves with what we do, then we’ve failed.” WIXIW (pronounced “wish you”), the new album from Liars, rounds off the sharper edges of their sound and throws a thick blanket of texture over it. That’s not to … Read more
I was introduced to Liars via 2010′s Sisterworld album, and it was one of those experiences that made me ask, “Damn, how am I just hearing about this band now?” Their sound, ranging from moody, off-kilter grooves to straight-up screaming punk blasts, littered liberally with striking and jagged imagery, really caught me. (Even my … Read more
Pitchfork is featuring a doc on the making of the Flaming Lips’ Embryonic, and since the week is almost over, you’d better get over there. Hooray for the Due Diligence! Isaac Gillespie and company surpassed their Kickstarter goal, so I Will Wreck Your Life will get a vinyl pressing, and the album is streaming at … Read more
Right around 2001, I lost touch with the music scene. I still listened to music daily, and a few new bands got through, but my favorite bands had broken up (The Afghan Whigs, Shudder to Think) or had key members die off (Mark Sandman) and life was overtaking me in a big, uncomfortable way, so … Read more