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Mainstream American rock music, as you might recall, was in rough shape in the late ’90s. The Alt-Nation era had run out of road for the most part, giving way to legions of awful post-grunge and nu-metal bands soundtracking extreme energy-drink commercials and extreme-sports video games. These were dark times. This was at a time… More »

When a musician puts together a moving tribute to her deceased bandmate, giving fitting visual accompaniment to the last thing that bandmate ever recorded, that video really should be #1 on this list. Most weeks, it would be. But this week, that video went up against the form’s reigning innovator, who’s put together a stunning… More »

At various points in musical history, if you were a certain kind of musician with a certain set of obsessions, making an intricately layered, impossibly dense magnum opus was not just an option, it was a requirement that came from somewhere deep in your soul that could never quite be fulfilled. It’s become the story… More »

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Algiers – “Black Eunuch (Liars Remix)”

The core of Band To Watch Algiers' "Black Eunuch" is a skeletal vocal line of charred gospel harmonies, a choir's swell of dramatic, ominous voice…
Caitlin White | June 11, 2015 - 11:48 am
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33 – “Inside Stuff (Liars Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

33 is Los Angeles musician Mary Pearson, formerly one-half of Brooklyn tropical electronic psych experimentalists and old-school Band To Watch High Places. She released her…
Chris DeVille | December 19, 2014 - 10:16 am

Liars – “Mask Maker (Extended Version)” Video

Liars released their seventh studio album, Mess, back in March, which included the strobe-like track "Mask Maker." The song's introductory words are declaimed in a…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 4, 2014 - 11:39 am

Liars – “Poison Bender”

"Poison Bender" is one of the B-sides from Liars' remix-heavy I'm No Gold EP. This one's a new original, and it's more visceral and organic…
Chris DeVille | November 5, 2014 - 12:28 pm

Liars – “I’m No Gold (Thanks For The Remix Remix)”

Liars have provided their own remix for Mess track "I'm No Gold" called the "Thanks For The Remix Remix." (The song also got a cool
James Rettig | October 28, 2014 - 9:25 pm
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Liars – “I’m No Gold” Video

If you caught Liars on the tour for their recent album, MESS, you know that despite the record's freakish electronics and creepy lyrics, the band…
Miles Bowe | October 2, 2014 - 12:17 pm

Devendra Banhart – “Golden Girls (LIARS Remix)”

Last year, Devendra Banhart put out the new album Mala, which included the brief but chilling folk song "Golden Girls." Now, Liars -- who thi…
Miles Bowe | July 23, 2014 - 2:42 pm

Liars – “Pro Anti Anti” Video

Earlier this year, Liars released Mess, their most dance-friendly album in many years but also one of their most apocalyptic. The new video for "Pro…
Tom Breihan | June 24, 2014 - 9:44 am
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Black Bananas – “Physical Emotions (Liars Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Black Bananas' "Physical Emotions" was such a feelgood jam, only made more so by its absurd drug trip of a video. With their new remix…
Miles Bowe | June 3, 2014 - 11:01 am

Photos: Austin Psych Fest 2014

This past weekend Austin Psych Fest hosted a ton of great bands that generally would fall under the umbrella of being psychedelic. That is a…
Miles Bowe | May 5, 2014 - 4:33 pm
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Liars – “Pro Anti Anti (Factory Floor (GG:NV) Remix)”

Nearly a decade into the band's career, Liars' new album, Mess, finds the band coming back around to making the dance punk that first introduced…
Miles Bowe | May 5, 2014 - 11:00 am
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Liars – “Mess On A Mission” Video

Last week, Liars released their new LP Mess, maybe the most dance-friendly album in their entire catalog. And they're just now getting around to releasing…
Tom Breihan | March 31, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Stream Liars Mess

When we last heard a new album from Liars, it was the cold, minimal, though very affecting WIXIW, a sharp left turn in a discography…
Miles Bowe | March 17, 2014 - 11:04 am
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Liars – “Mess On A Mission (Black Bananas Freezer Jam Remix)”

During an interview I did with Angus Andrews back in 2012, I asked about his feelings on remixing, especially since Liars have embraced it more…
Miles Bowe | February 20, 2014 - 12:49 pm

Moby – “Almost Home (LIARS Remix)” (Feat. Damien Jurado)

Moby's recent album Innocents included a gently drifting electro-folk song called "Almost Home" with vocals by Secretly Canadian mainstay Damien Jurado, who has a new
Chris DeVille | January 22, 2014 - 1:37 pm

Liars – “Mess On A Mission”

Back in November, Mute announced that Liars' seventh album, the follow-up to 2012's great WIXIW, would be released in March, and today, we've got the…
Michael Nelson | January 13, 2014 - 11:10 am
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New Liars Coming In March, Watch A Teaser

UPDATE: Mute has confirmed that it will be a new album. The follow-up to WIXIW Over the last week we've seen Liars post…
Miles Bowe | November 15, 2013 - 2:53 pm
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Grimes, Liars, Warpaint To Cover Duran Duran On New Tribute Album

UPDATE: Grimes' label 4AD says she is not participating in this tribute... Making Patterns Rhyme: A Tribute To Duran Duran is coming early…
Miles Bowe | October 15, 2013 - 4:34 pm
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