Posted in music | tour dates on July 18, 2008

Liars Radiohead

In a world full of fear and ripe with insincerity its such a relief to have met Radiohead.
They are purveyors of truth, beauty and a moral responsibility to the planet.
We've been welcomed with literal open ams and thoroughly schooled on how to function as a band -not just musically, but ethicly too.
The honor is in learning from the best and from the beginning we've been in class.
The important thing for us to make clear is just how awe inspiring this production is.
We're not sure if there's any information made public about the efforts Radiohead go to to reduce their environmental impact.
But, there should be.
At the outset we were all given tour water flasks.
Plastic anything is like contraband.
Every bus and truck runs on bio-fuel.
There is no idling, rather some new-fangled way to deliver electricity cleanly.
They don't do air-freight either.
The list goes on..
Everything is supremely managed to reduce the 'footprint'
and it's inspiring in that its 'real' and should set the standard for other big productions.
This all goes beyond the immediate impact of simply
being able to watch these 5 guys perform together each night.
Unlike any band we've seen they all contribute such an immense amount to the outcome. Their extreme individual talents blending so naturally.
To witness this first-hand is an education in musicianship and vision that's certainly not been lost on us..
For now, we'd like to send our huge thanks to the Radiohead crew for being so super crazy nice and supportive to us.
We'll see them in Spain again for the Daydream Festival and of course during our West Coast tour with Radiohead in August -
so no tears yet..
We Liars head to Europe now...
following a luxurious 2 day break and will be re-tracing some of the steps missed due to the euphoria of living in rainbows.

Love and Lobsters,
LIARS

This Sunday @ McCarren Pool: it's Liars, Fuck Buttons & Team Robespierre. All Liars dates below...

Liars - 2008 Tour Dates
Jul 19 - DUBLIN ANALOG FESTIVAL DUBLIN
Jul 20 - NYC - MCCARREN PARK POOL + FUCK BUTTONS BROOKLYN, New York
Aug 19 - Thunderbird Stadium w/ Radiohead Vancouver, British Columbia
Aug 20 - White River Amphitheatre w/Radiohead Auburn, Washington
Aug 21 - HAWTHORNES + GET HUSTLE PORTLAND, Oregon
Aug 23 - Outside Lands Festival SAN FRANCISCO, California
Aug 24 - Hollywood Bowl w/Radiohead Los Angeles, California
Aug 25 - Hollywood Bowl w/Radiohead Los Angeles, California
Aug 27 - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre w/Radiohead Chula Vista, California
Aug 28 - Santa Barbara Bowl w/Radiohead Santa Barbara, California

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Comments (44)

awww, that was sweet. can't wait to see them and fucker buttons!

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 9:18 AM

ps...love the billy joel ad below this little box.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 9:18 AM

McCarren? I can't go there, that place is haunted.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 9:20 AM

"ps...love the billy joel ad below this little box. "

those ads are randomly generated by google.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 9:25 AM

"We've been welcomed with literal open ams and thoroughly schooled on how to function as a band -not just musically, but ethicly too."

Good that they're learning ethics now. Canceling a tour without refunding any tickets to your fans in order to go on tour with radiohead wasn't very ethical.

Posted by lori | July 18, 2008 9:31 AM

Radiohead + Liars = :)

Radiohead 2008 = Daft Punk 2007

P.S. I want that tshirt!

Posted by Jonny Greenwood is the man | July 18, 2008 9:33 AM

>>those ads are randomly generated by google.

oh wow, really? huh. you don't say. gosh, is that part of this "interweb" i hear so much about? the thing with which people break mac book airs on while communicating?

yes, i know it's randomly generated. as it's now an ad for radiohead's video. but really, thanks for the tip and effort to be kind, brah.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 9:40 AM

I-R-O-N-Y

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 9:46 AM

^ do you know the definition of irony? there was nothing ironic in that post whatsoever.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 9:54 AM

This self-righteous nonsense makes me ill to read. As brilliant of an artist as Thom Yorke is, he is certainly well-schooled in history as demonstrated from his attendance at multiple anti-capitalism protests.
I'm all for bein environmentally friendly, but when it is militant and irrational like this i think it's counterproductive and the carbon off-sets that radiohead are proponents of are the biggest scam of this century.

Posted by blah | July 18, 2008 10:00 AM

10:00am: I was wondering how it was possible that no one had shit all over this post yet. Thank you.

Posted by Comehomenow | July 18, 2008 10:09 AM

I'm always surprised by how many conservatives comment here. Is there a golf message board where they can congregate instead?

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 10:20 AM

If they really loved the environment they would play an acoustic set while riding stationary bikes that generated electricity that was pumped back into the grid. Hypocritical bastards.

Posted by stad | July 18, 2008 10:20 AM

i might be mistaken, but isnt the energy yield of ethanol and other biofeuls less than the amount of energy it costs to actually make?

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 10:29 AM

you don't have to be conservative to see that radiohead's "activism" is bullshit, just like all the peace rallies and anti-globalization nonsense. i know people who went to DC to protest before we went into afghanistan, and i still haven't gotten over what fools they are. it's fun to watch when journalists interview random people at these rallies, particularly the anti-globalization set, because they have no understanding of the issues (most of them).
global trade is not the problem, exploitation of workers and the environment is the problem. radiohead touring is not the problem, 1000s of coal burning power plants are the problem.
protectionism is not the solution, requiring developing countries to protect their workers and the evironment is the solution.
carbon offsets are not the solution, nuclear power+wind+solar+hydroelectric, and saving forests is the solution. but the nutty, ill-informed liberals (of which there are many in brooklyn) don't understand these things. and neither does radiohead. but their music is still great.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 10:31 AM

radiohead took some of their privious music from him http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:3ifixqr5ldfe

Posted by anon | July 18, 2008 10:36 AM

re: 10:31 - radiohead probably does understand all that, but they're not policy makers and have little power to actually make those substantial changes that you're calling for. they're changing what they can change, and carbon offsets aside, they're showing other bands how much you actually CAN do in a responsible way. using flasks instead of a thousand plastic bottles does make a difference, just not a huge difference.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 10:39 AM

I LIKE MUSIC

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 10:40 AM

a carbon tax is a great idea, and investing heavily in nuclear energy is a great idea, and defeating the taliban is a great idea, and renegotiating free trade agreements to include worker and environmental protections is a great idea.. but one side of the debate denies there are problems and the other is averse to the solutions.

i'm done now.
can't wait for apw, they're going to rock that park.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 10:41 AM

Radiohead are a bit hypocritical. They announced in order to be more green, they will only play stadiums that are public transportation friendly. Then they went ahead and booked a US tour in venues that are not transportation friendly.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 10:44 AM

If Radiohead is this crazy, why did they allow In Rainbows to go physical?

Next hipster green movement = digital only album releases

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 10:56 AM

10:31-

it is you mentality of shitting on anyone that tries to make a difference that allows people to hide behind their cynicism. why the hell does it matter to you that radiohead is trying to do this, or that the liars respect that? get over yourself, its lame.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 11:09 AM

brooklyn vegan commenters are the problem.
go listen to rachmaninoff, scum.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 11:12 AM

did you just call yourself scum? you are dark!

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 11:26 AM

^^ ha. word. sadly, i wonder how many on here know who that is. go listen to xenakis, ligiti or varèse for that matter.

or............. list to WFMU sunday nights from 9pm-midnight to get yr world rocked.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 11:28 AM

the environment? that thing's still around??

Posted by horatio | July 18, 2008 11:37 AM

i'm mentally shitting

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 11:37 AM

Radiohead is not even remotely good.

Posted by Matt | July 18, 2008 11:40 AM

People, people, people...

I beg of you, can't we all just share in some MacBook Air breaking and get along?

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 11:45 AM

God, nothing more enlightening than the political ramblings of the BV comments section. Could somebody please kill a homeless person and leave it decomposing in the basement of Union Hall so we have something interesting to comment on.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 12:00 PM

if everyone on this site agreed with one another and only wrote positive comments, it would be fucking BORING!!

so keep the bickering and arguing and cynical comments going!! it's entertaining.


Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 12:43 PM

Radiohead is remotely great!

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 1:48 PM

someone put their chocolate in my peanut butter!

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 1:51 PM

i bet you liars hated radiohead before they met them. thats what bands do. radiolegs are not that good. i saw jimi hendrix at woodstock. that was a really good show. he really knocked my socks off!

Posted by jim | July 18, 2008 1:55 PM

^^ jim, you're a d-bag.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 2:01 PM

If one runs out of toilet paper in the woods, what should you do if you don't wear socks and there aren't any leaves?

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 2:15 PM

^^^I have absolutely know reason why this made me laugh...but it did!

Posted by blackhat | July 18, 2008 2:34 PM

...and I can spell...I meant "no reason"

Posted by blackhat | July 18, 2008 2:35 PM

Don't use real plastic trees! Use fake ones!

Posted by Thom Yorke | July 18, 2008 3:15 PM

if you didn't read the irony between the lines in Angus's blog entry, then you are dense dense dense

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 3:53 PM

something in this shed smells funny

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 4:55 PM

What about the "carbon footprint" that is caused by the thousands of people DRIVING to the show?

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 11:04 PM

puerto ricans are tropical mexicans.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 11:14 PM

i saw some crap Liars interview once with some spanish TV guy and he asked Aaron if their samplers or something mirrored Radiohead's and he commented that he had no idea what Radiohead used and didn't care at all about what they did, so i get the feeling they were ambivalent to them.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2008 11:56 PM

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