Friday, September 14, 2007

The truth about Liars

Off-kilter notes, echoy reverbed vocals that feel like they're bouncing around a dark crypt, gloomy tones that make you want to look around for pentagrams: welcome to Liars self titled album, their fourth since forming in 2000.

The album very much reminds me of another release from earlier this year: Clinic's Visitations. Both offer an air of despondency, notes that seem out of whack but somehow piece together into music, a dark driving beat that is muted as if run through a handful of filters.

Liars is on tour opening for Interpol as you read this. Listen to the songs below, then see if they're coming anywhere near you.

Liars - Plaster Casts Of Everything : Liars
(watch the video with Karen O cameo)

Liars - Leather Prowler : Liars

Visit their website, their label Mute Records, and become their friend on MySpace.


09-14 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
09-15 Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theatre
09-16 Raleigh, NC - Disco Rodeo
09-18 Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
09-19 Miami, FL - BankUnited Center
09-21 Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
09-22 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
09-23 New Orleans, LA - Sugar Mill
09-25 Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theatre
09-26 Austin, TX - Stubb's Bar-B-Q
09-27 Dallas, TX - Palladium
10-10 Kansas City, KS - Uptown
10-12 Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre
10-14 Denver, CO - Fillmore
10-15 Salt Lake City, UT - McKay Center
10-16 Boise, ID - Big Easy
10-18 Seattle, WA - WaMu Theater
10-19 Portland, OR - Memorial Coliseum
10-20 San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
10-23 Los Angeles, CA - The Forum


Clinic - Animal/Human : Visitations

Interpol - Specialist : Matador at Fifteen


Jeff said...

Man, I wish they were doing a headlining tour. the tickets would be (likely) less expensive, venues smaller, etc. I like Interpol and all, but I know I'd just be going to see Liars.

librariansean said...

if ya wanna see sumpin' really messed up, get a copy their last record Drum's Not Broken. it comes with a dvd of self made videos that are even more twisted than the krautrock influenced ditties they accompany.