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New Liars – “Scissor”

In the midst of this "chillwave" moment, the jagged claustrophobia of Liars' anticipated (and ambitious) fifth album Sisterworld (3/9, Mute) -- outcasts and loners mixing it up in a post-punk riot of paranoia, cynicism, humor, dirt -- is a great way for folks scared of things labeled "noise," "punk," or "metal" to inject… More »

By: brandon / December 8, 2009

The 25 69 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010

This year in music was great and we'rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No offense, 30 Seconds To Mars. While the Gummys' virtual poll booth remains open for a few more days (did we mention filling out the ballot enters you to wi… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 24, 2009

Liars Ready Sisterworld

Liars' Tom Biller-produced fifth album, the first recorded Stateside since They Were Wrong, looks at "alternate spaces people create in order to maintain identity in a city like LA ... where outcasts and loners celebrate a skewered relationship to society." It's out early 2010. Go West. More »

By: brandon / November 4, 2009

New Fol Chen – “Cable TV (Liars Remix)”

A couple weeks ago we gave you Rafter's remix of Asthmatic Kitty electro-pop labelmates Fol Chen's "No Wedding Cake." The Highland Park, CA sextet's AK debut Part I: John Shade, Your Fortune's Made is out today, but before you hear the group unadulterated, we have Liars' remix of another album track "Cable TV." If… More »

By: brandon / February 17, 2009

Outside Lands 2008 In Photos

This weekend San Francisco hosted the first-ever Outside Lands Festival. We're still nursing hangovers from a long summer of fests, so in our stead we sent Heather of I Am Fuel You Are Friends to take it in, and take some photos. So, take it away, Heather... The inaugural Outside Lands Festival took over… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 25, 2008

Springsteen, Liars, Spiritualized, Grinderman, And Others Cover Suicide

Alan Vega and Martin Rev, aka dark lo-fi electro-duo Suicide, were amazing in their heyday, especially when you consider they formed in 1971, pre-dating and influencing a shit-load of post-punk, noise, no wave, synth-pop, and industrial acts that followed. (If you don't have their self-titled 1977 or 1980 albums, pick them up or, for now,… More »

By: brandon / June 23, 2008

Radiohead Announce More North American Dates, Additional Tour Opener

Note to you concert lovers out there: If you want to see your favorite act over multiple nights, just become the biggest band in the world. Then you can invite them to tour with you and watch them whenever you want! This appears to be Radiohead's M.O., anyway. First the Brits gave props to Grizzly… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 7, 2008

ENJOYED: The Reviews Are In!

It's entirely possible you don't check Stereogum as often as we do, so drag your mouse to this link and click to download our tribute to Björk's Post. It's essentially a list of our favorite bands right now -- Liars, Dirty Projectors, No Age, High Places, Atlas Sound, El Guincho, Final Fantasy & Ed… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 2, 2008

Stereogum Presents… Enjoyed: A Tribute To Björk’s Post

Stereogum's complete 12-track Enjoyed comp is live and ready to be downloaded (for free). Yep, 12. Because No Age cooked up an excellent alternate take on "It's Oh So Quiet," which we wanted to keep a surprise until ... now. In addition to Dean and Randy's Björk, you'll hear, in order of appearance, the… More »

By: brandon / March 31, 2008

1. Liars – “Army of Me”

Liars On "Army Of Me" "We were in Belgium when we got this call. I became sleepless with excitement -- tossing and turning thinking of Post. Immediately my brain got stuck on that bass line from 'Army of Me.' All night in my head it went: Duh nu nuh nu nuh nu nuh de DuhMore »

By: jim / March 28, 2008

Liars Keep On Tickin’ With Timex

Liars fans take note: On Monday we unleash Enjoyed -- our tribute to Björk's Post -- and Angus & Co.'s take on album opener "Army Of Me" will bury you. Liars fans also take note: Along with liking Björk, the band likes accurately telling time. We recently offered up Esquire's list of the… More »

By: brandon / March 28, 2008

No Age/Liars @ Warsaw, Brooklyn 2/9/07

By Amrit Singh You could almost hear the collective moan come from Brooklyn when news broke that Liars's manic lead man Angus Andrew had thrown out his back a few weeks ago (picking up a pillow, of all things). From the day the band's bill with No Age at Brooklyn's Warsaw (home of deliciou… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 11, 2008

New Liars – “Clear Island (Tiny Masters Of Today Remix)”

We mentioned Tiny Masters Of Today's remix of "Clear Island" yesterday when talking about Angus & Co's pet love video for "Houseclouds." Well, today we turn that reference into a listenable reality, pre-teen siblings Ivan and Ada unleashing a radio riot landslide atop the Liars standout. Had no idea little-kid hands could handle… More »

By: Stereogum / November 2, 2007

New Liars Video – “Houseclouds”

The driver-side projections and vehicular flicker of "Plaster Casts Of Everything"'s video were intense, so nice to chase the car ride with mellower fare like the Sonny Gerasimowicz-directed "Houseclouds," a cuddly video for another standout from Liars supremely claustro, Kraut-y, and a.m.-radio edged eponymous fourth outing. We originally called "Houseclouds" "a teenage pill-dropping… More »

By: Stereogum / November 1, 2007

New Liars Video Snippet – “Panic Button”

After getting his feet wet with Deerhoof album art and a Bonnie 'Prince' Billy video, the longtime writerly Scottish artist David Shrigley opted for full-on indie-rock submersion, turning his 2005 book Worried Noodles (The Empty Sleeve) into a 39-track compilation featuring a number of our favorites (including Phil Elvrum and Mt. Eerie), setting his witty… More »

By: Stereogum / October 2, 2007

How Liars Taught Fall Out Boy To Adjust Their iTunes Preferences

You kids are all savvy with your bittorrents and your internets and whatnots, but there may be a few of you still that don't realize your iTunes automatically networks with any old cyber-peeping Tom, Dick or Harry that's out there searching (unless you go into those 'Sharing' settings and click the appropriate box). Learn from… More »

By: Stereogum / August 24, 2007

New Liars Video – “Plaster Casts Of Everything”

Liars may not be a thematically epic collection ala Drum's Not Dead, but we love it all the same -- wedding dance-punk to a darker post-Kraut vibe, including psych-pop freak-outs, and the odd Spector-styled wall of sound. Lift off comes via the raging "Plaster Casts Of Everything," the lead track and first single, which… More »

By: Stereogum / July 25, 2007

Premature Evaluation: Liars – Liars

Unlike Liars' last two albums, this new self-titled collection drops an overriding concept, unless it's love, youth, the ocean, and summertime nostalgia. More immediate and emotionally raw than past work, Liars' trim, submerged, clattering tracks aren't Drum's Not Dead epic or as percussively ragamuffin as They Were Wrong, So We Drowned. Instead, the eleve… More »

By: Stereogum / July 13, 2007

Liars – Liars

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By: Stereogum / July 5, 2007

New Liars – “Plaster Casts Of Everything”

There's been rumbling about what the new Liars record might sound like, and though the band confidently claimed last time that Drum wasn't dead, he is definitely on hiatus. The first listen of the forthcoming Liars has Angus, Aaron, and Julian thrashing about with abandon, relatively straight-forward as it may be. "Plaster Casts" unfurls with… More »

By: Stereogum / June 11, 2007