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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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Liars – “Mr Your On Fire Mr (Saint Laurent PFW SS14 Remix)”

Context is strange sometimes. The Liars album They Threw Us All In A Trench And Stuck A Monument On Top put them in the fore-front…
Miles Bowe | October 1, 2013 - 11:47 am

Photos: Primavera Sound 2013

Primavera Sound Festival took place over multiple days in Barcelona last week, hosting acts including Blur, My Bloody Valentine, the Knife, Phoenix, the Postal Service,…
Stereogum | May 28, 2013 - 11:29 am

Liars – “I Saw You From The Lifeboat” & “Perfume Tear”

Because they are kind and generous people who want nothing but nice things for us, Liars are giving away two brand-new tracks, "I Saw You…
Tom Breihan | May 16, 2013 - 2:39 pm

Liars – “The Exact Color Of Doubt” Video

We already know the L.A.-via-Berlin-via-Brooklyn experimental band Liars makes some pretty cool music videos. Their latest is an exercise in geometrics. Intersecting lines vibrate across…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 3, 2013 - 2:05 pm

Liars – “WIXIW” Video

Liars frontman Angus Andrew is a tall guy, and like every tall guy who's never been paid to play basketball, he probably has some history…
Tom Breihan | February 6, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Stream Previously Unreleased Thom Yorke Mixes

Thom Yorke is on the cover of the latest edition of the British magazine Dazed & Confused, which doesn't seem like that great of an…
Tom Breihan | January 16, 2013 - 2:07 pm

Hear Liars, Yeasayer Cover Fleetwood Mac

Thus far this year, we've already heard one prominent, indie-centric Fleetwood Mac cover album: The all-star Just Tell Me That You Want Me – A
Tom Breihan | November 26, 2012 - 9:38 am

The Twilight Sad – “Nil (Liars Remix)”

At the beginning of the year, Scottish mopesters the Twilight Sad released their harsh postpunk album No One Can Ever Know, and now they're getting…
Tom Breihan | September 13, 2012 - 11:22 am

Report & Photos From FYF Fest 2012

Ever since I was old enough to complain, my dad took great pleasure in the act of dragging my always-resistant ass to music festivals. A…
Aaron Lariviere | September 4, 2012 - 4:52 pm

Liars – “Point Your Pistols To The Sigh”

The Adult Swim Singles Program has been giving away a nicely curated set of free songs once a week all summer, and the latest entry…
Tom Breihan | September 4, 2012 - 12:57 pm

Liars – “Brats” Video

The Liars' new video for the buzzing WIXIW track "Brats" sadly does not continue the story of their amazing "No. 1 Against The Rush" clip,…
Tom Breihan | July 30, 2012 - 12:11 pm

Stream Liars WIXIW

Next week, Liars return with their new album WIXIW, the follow-up to 2010's Sisterworld. Every new Liars album is different from the last, and this…
Tom Breihan | May 29, 2012 - 8:47 am

Liars – “Octagon”

As revealed by Angus Andrew in a recent Progress Report, Liars are experimenting with some new textural territory, mining more electronic sounds and beats. We…
Corban Goble | May 25, 2012 - 4:15 pm

Liars – “No.1 Against The Rush (Matmos Remix)”

Last week, we posted a remix of Liars’ new single “No. 1 Against The Rush” from synthpop pioneer Vince Clarke. And today, we’ve got a…
Tom Breihan | May 23, 2012 - 12:13 pm

Liars – “No.1 Against The Rush (Vince Clarke Remix)”

If synthpop royalty is a thing that exists, Vince Clarke is it, straight up. Clarke is a founding member of Depeche Mode (before they turned…
Tom Breihan | May 17, 2012 - 3:49 pm

Liars Explain WIXIW In This Short Film

Evident from our chat with the band as well as the new single "No. 1 Against The Rush," Liars will be experimenting with new electronic…
Corban Goble | May 14, 2012 - 4:36 pm

Liars – “No. 1 Against The Rush” Video

Art-punk trio Liars will release their new album WIXIW in June, and in the video for leadoff track "No. 1 Against The Rush," we see…
Tom Breihan | April 20, 2012 - 12:08 pm

Progress Report: Liars

Name: Liars Progress Report: Liars dive headfirst down the the electronic rabbit hole on WIXIW. Few bands that emerged in the early…
T. Cole Rachel | April 9, 2012 - 12:50 pm

Liars – “No. 1 Against The Rush”

This summer, Liars will release their new album WIXIW, their follow-up to 2010's Sisterworld. Pitchfork recently spoke to frontman Angus Andrew, and apparently, the new…
Tom Breihan | April 2, 2012 - 11:08 am