In the run up to a series of live dates in the US and Europe, LIARS – Angus Andrew, Julian Gross and Aaron Hemphill – have premiered a brand new video for “The Exact Color Of Doubt” from their critically acclaimed album, WIXIW.
Director Markus Wambsganss, who collaborated with Liars on Drum’s Not Dead, has described the video as “3D Screen Test Scans in the Villa Straylight”, and explains that this is “a continuation of what the band and I started together with ‘The Other Side Of Mt. Heart Attack’, this time using a hacked Kinect sensor to scan their upper bodies to match the more digital feel of WIXIW”.
This May as a part of the Wordless Music Series, Liars will be playing two very special shows in New York in May. The first show on May 18th will take place at The Temple of Dendur At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art and feature multi-media and site-specific surprises as part of the MET’s “PUNK: Chaos to Couture“ exhibit. For more information on this sold out show head to the MET’s website. In case you missed snagging tickets for that show be sure to grab yours for the band’s Brooklyn Masonic Temple performance on the 19th. Tickets are still available here. The band also has tour dates in Barcelona for Primavera Sound and Sónar’s 20th Anniversary (full details below, more European and US dates to be announced).
Self-produced, with additional production from Daniel Miller and mixed by Tom Biller, WIXIW is an album that 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.
Summer Tour Dates:
5/18–The Temple of Dendur at The Met-New York, NY **SOLD OUT**
5/19–Brooklyn Masonic Temple- Brooklyn, NY
European Tour Dates:
5/23–La Cartonerrie-Reims, France
5/24–Bad Bonn Kilbi Festival-Dudingen, Switzerland
5/25–Primavera Sound-Barcelona, Spain
5/27–Circolo Artisti—Rome, Italy
5/29–Musica 90 Molodiciotto-Torino, Italy
5/30– Cabaret Aleatoire-Marseille, France
6/1–Optimus Primavera-Porto, Portugal
6/9–Parklife Festival-Manchester, England
6/13–Sonar Festival-Barcelona, Spain
6/15—Barby-Tel Aviv, Israel
WIXIW is out now on vinyl, CD and download
The band’s first three albums, They Threw Us In A Trench & Stuck A Monument On Top, They Were Wrong, So We Drowned and Drum’s Not Dead were recently reissued on 180g vinyl and a limited edition 7” featuring unreleased live recordings of ‘WIXIW’ and ‘Pillars Were Hollow And Filled With Candy So We Tore Them Down’ is available free, while stocks last, when you purchase from the band’s official shop: www.liarsliarsliars.com