LIMITED EDITION RECYCLED VINYL SERIES
THEY WERE WRONG, SO WE DROWNED – OUT 16TH SEPTEMBER
LIARS are reissuing a series of limited edition recycled vinyl releases. First up is the band’s debut, They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top, available now on recycled vinyl.
They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top – originally released in the US only by Gern Blandsten in 2001, before they signed to Blast First / Mute who released the album in 2002 – set the scene for one of the most exciting artists to come out of the US in the past two decades.
‘Mr Your On Fire Mr’ – later covered by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and reworked into a 19-minute version for Saint Laurent’s Paris Menswear show in 2013 – gets a new visual, created by Jonny Campolo from P.E.
Watch ‘Mr Your On Fire Mr’ lyric video here:
The recycled reissues campaign continues in autumn 2022 with the follow up, They Were Wrong, So We Drowned, the album that cemented the band’s reputation and proved their unwillingness to settle into any scene.
2004’s They Were Wrong, So We Drowned followed the band’s debut, They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top, and was considered a massive departure as they decamped from the over-hyped noughties Brooklyn scene they had spearheaded, and introduced a more experimental, improvised sound. Written deep in the woods at Hickory Lane, New Jersey, They Were Wrong, So We Drowned explores the facts and folklore of witches and their craft and finds the band – now a three-piece with founding members Angus Andrew and Aaron Hemphill alongside Julian Gross – exploring these themes from different perspectives, with the
hand sewn artwork acting as a guide. The finished piece is less of a concept, more of a story.
Out on Mute on 16 September 2022, PRE-ORDER HERE
Angus Andrew, explaining the recycled vinyl series said, “We all feel the weight of the waste we’re creating so any occasion to lessen that load is welcome, but I also relish the opportunity to utilise the off cuts from other people’s vinyl, having that melted down and reappropriated just makes so much sense to me and the process of creation. It feels like the sweat and tears from every other artists work is blended into ours – imbuing the recycled vinyl with supernatural integrity and power.”
Pre-order They Were Wrong, So We Drowned: https://mute.ffm.to/liarswrong
Buy They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top: https://mute.ffm.to/liarstrench
In 2021, Liars released The Apple Drop. Where recent releases from Liars have been distinctly solo affairs, on this, their 10th studio album – released 20 years after They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top – Angus Andrew (now the sole member of the band) chose to expand and embrace collaboration. “My goal was to create beyond my abilities––something bigger than myself.” The Apple Drop saw Angus working with avant-garde jazz drummer Laurence Pike, multi-instrumentalist Cameron Deyell and lyricist Mary Pearson Andrew to create one of the albums of the year at The Quietus, Record Collector and AllMusic, described by and by NME as their “most refined and accessible” while The Guardian declared, “After 20 years, Angus Andrew can still get the sweat itching down your back.”
LATEST ALBUM THE APPLE DROP OUT NOW
RECENT PRAISE FOR LIARS
“It’s a beautiful, weird, heartfelt and uncanny album – exactly like the nine records that preceded it and also entirely
unlike them.” – The Quietus lead album
“Twenty years in, and Liars are no easier to comprehend – but that’s what makes their version of the truth so
compelling.” – Clash 8/10
“…a deliciously unsettling and artful listening experience” – MOJO