Liz Phair released her first new album in almost five years on Saturday. She mentioned that she was working on a new record in an interview about her burgeoning TV/film scoring career, but the release — especially on a non-Tuesday, right before a holiday, and via her sparse website — is a huge surprise. Another huge surprise? Everything else about this record. Have a listen to “Bollywood,” a rapped story about signing a major label contract and becoming a TV/film composer, over tablas. Does that make sense? Not at all. And that’s the screenshot-made cover art below as well. She got to Friday, said, “Fuck it,” hit apple-shift-4, and grabbed a beer. Awesome:
Funstyle is out now. Get it via lizphair.com.