ON THE RADAR: LIARS - Friday 7/20 at The Magic Stick
Liars are currently on tour in support of WIXIW (released 6/5) with Cadence Weapon and Unknown Mortal Orchestra in select cities. Angus Andrew explains the album title WIXIW, ’wish you’ is a familiar and universal sentiment of longing and hope, but when misspelt becomes uniquely shrouded and difficult to interpret, which in many ways is representative of our music and the songs we wrote for this album”. WIXIW is Liars’ sixth studio album and the follow up to 2010’s critically lauded Sisterworld, which garnered an 8.1 Pitchfork rating and Best New Music.
Recorded in LA, self-produced by the band with additional production from Mute boss Daniel Miller and mixed by Tom Biller, the album is hard to shake, tough to pin down, and impossible to get out of one’s head even after an initial listen. Simultaneously the most accessible and most challenging release from these iconoclasts, it is both a summation of Liars’ work up to now, and a complete break from anything you’d ever heard the band do previously.
“If we aren’t confusing people, it’s not us,” Angus Andrew laughs.
“If we aren’t confusing ourselves with what we do, then we’ve failed.”
Watch the official video for “No. 1 Against the Rush” directed by Todd Cole: http://youtu.be/ggR6RuBh8I0
LIARS TOUR DATES:
Friday 7/13 – The Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO~
Saturday 7/14 – The Granada – Lawrence, KS ~
Sunday 7/15 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE ~
Tuesday 7/17 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN +
Wednesday 7/18 – Mad Planet – Milwaukee, WI +
Thursday 7/19 – Metro – Chicago, IL +
Friday 7/20 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI +
Saturday 7/21 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON~
Monday 7/23 - La Sala Rossa – Montreal, QC~
Tuesday 7/24 - Paradise – Boston, MA +
Wednesday 7/25 - U Street Music Hall – Washington DC +
Thursday 7/26 - Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA +
Friday 7/27 – Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH +
Saturday 7/28 – A&R Music Bar – Columbus, OH +
Sunday 9/2 – FYF Los Angeles, CA
Thursday 9/6 Hopscotch Music Festival – Raleigh, NC
+ With Unknown Mortal Orchestra
~ With Cadence Weapon
Check back next week for a ticket giveaway!