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There’s a certain paranoia lurking beneath the laconic vocalisms Angus layers at the outset of “Scissor,” the opening track to Liars typically excellent new LP Sisterworld. Andrew uses that storyteller’s pace and injection of unease to foreshadow then launch into a claustrophobic freakout. Reset. And repeat. It’s a push-pull of dramatic tension befitting this short filmic/poetically bizarre video which finds AA stranded at sea and finding his life vessel has the slight problem of filling up with rocks? He’s gonna need a bigger boat. Which he finds. Then things get utterly weird. Watch this:


(via Wired)

Sisterworld is out 3/9 via Mute. As reported, longtime fan Thom Yorke’s filed a remix of “Proud Evolution” for Sisterworld’s stacked deluxe edition bonus remix disc titled Reinterpretations. It’s out 3/9 as well. Here’s its killer tracklist:

01 “Scissor” – By Pink Dollaz, Lance Whitaker & Transformation Surprise
02 “No Barrier Fun” – By Duetonal (Alan Vega / Suicide)
03 “Here Comes All The People” – By Atlas Sound (Bradford Cox)
04 “Drip” – By Kazu Makino (Blonde Redhead)
05 “Scarecrows On A Killer Slant” – By Tunde Adebimpe (TV On The Radio)
06 “I Still Can See An Outside World” – By Boyd Rice (NON)
07 “Proud Evolution” – Thom Yorke 500qd Remix
08 “Drop Dead” – By Fol Chen
09 “The Overachievers” – By Devendra Banhart & The Grogs
10 “Goodnight Everything” – By Melvins
11 “Too Much, Too Much” – By Carter Tutti (Throbbing Gristle)

Some tourdates:
04/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
04/14 – Washington, D.C. @ Rock & Roll Hotel
04/15 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
04/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
04/17 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
04/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
04/27 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
04/29 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
04/30 – Vancouver, BC @ TBA
05/01 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos

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Comments (9)
  1. La Chateau des Pyrenees  |   Posted on Feb 18th, 2010 0

    It had a good Wooden Ships vibe going then had to get all stale with the old feather anvil….

  2. imkoreansowhat  |   Posted on Feb 18th, 2010 0

    when i heard this song i imagined the music video to be like a horror film. actually that whole album has structure of a really good horror movie. action beginning, calmed down intro, then more action scenes then complete breakdown.

  3. kinda  |   Posted on Feb 18th, 2010 0

    kinda cool. Song isn’t so hot though.

  4. I love how every story on Vampire Weekend or Joanna Newsom gets 20+ comments, but this greatness gets three. People suck.

  5. Allan  |   Posted on Feb 19th, 2010 0

    Wait, is liars one of the few great bands this site cover? Scott, Brandon, Amrit & Jessica: yup!
    Jk you guys, but liars are truely one of kind, unlike vampire weekend and kesha.

  6. Amazing. The song is beautiful and the video flows with it seamlessly. Surreal and lovely.

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