This is the story of Liars crawling into an attack to perform “Brats”, the latest single off of their sixth studio release WIXIW. If you had to have anyone crawling around in your attic shaking out the cobwebs, might as well be these boys. Exploding with sound it is Aaron, Angus and Julian doing what they do best—cultivating the bizarre and embracing their music with abandon.
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“Fascinating turns of change have always been Liars’ sole consistency, and in that respect, I hope they stay the same forever.”
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Liars recently released remixes of “Brats” on a 12” on October 16th. This is the first in a series of three albums to be released on vinyl all promoting singles off of WIXIW.
LIARS “BRATS” TRACKLISTING:
BRATS (album version)
BRATS – David Scott Stone remix
BRATS – Cadence Weapon remix
BRATS – Vessel remix
Liars – Angus Andrew, Aaron Hemphill and Julian Gross – also announce details of the re-release of three of their albums on vinyl. The band’s first three albums, They Threw Us In A Trench & Put A Monument On Top, They Were Wrong, So We Drowned and Drum’s Not Dead are reissued on 180g vinyl and a limited edition 7” featuring unreleased live recordings of ‘WIXIW’ and ‘Pillars Were Hollow And Filled With Candy So We Tore Them Down’ is available free, while stocks last, when you purchase from the band’s official shop: www.liarsliarsliars.com.
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,”
“If we aren’t confusing ourselves with what we do, then we’ve failed.”
“It’s an album that creeps you out even as it sucks you in.”
“In essence, it’s a dark pop masterpiece.”
“For Liars, it embodies what they do best — saying one thing and then doing another. And on WIXIW, everything is in its right place.”
“WIXIW” is Liars’ “electronic” record, and a darn good one at that.”
“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.”