Posted in music | tour dates on April 2, 2012

WIXIW

Mute Records announces:

Liars - Angus Andrew, Aaron Hemphill and Julian Gross - have announced further details of their eagerly awaited new album.

Titled WIXIW (pronounced "wish you"), the 11-track album will be preceded by a single, "No.1 Against The Rush".

Head over to www.facebook.com/LiarsOfficial to listen to the new song.

The title, WIXIW, is explained by Angus Andrew, "'wish you' is a familiar and universal sentiment of longing and hope, but when misspelled becomes uniquely shrouded and difficult to interpret, which in many ways is representative of our music and the songs we wrote for this album".

Watch what happens [below] when human beings are confronted with WIXIW and see it manifest in unlikely places.

He continues, "The word being a palindrome offered us some comfort, and came from superstitious behavior that was the result of extreme uncertainty and doubt. The word and spelling struck us because it seemed to exude a special quality or power."

Recorded in LA, self-produced by the band with additional production from 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," Andrew laughs. "If we aren't confusing ourselves with what we do, then we've failed."

Liars have also announced two live shows to go with this announcement, and they are Webster Hall on June 20th in New York City and the Music Box in Los Angeles on June 22nd. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale sale Thursday, April 5th at noon (AmEx presale starts 24 hours earlier).

The above-referenced video can be watched below...

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Liars - WIXIW

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Comments (36)

I wish someone would open up a 1000-3000 cap venue that wasn't terrible like t5 and webster hall.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2012 1:11 PM

Webster Hall isn't terrible, you people just have to complain about something. There used to be some sound problems but the last 5-10 times I've been there it's been fine. I prefer it to Irving Plaza, at least.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2012 1:28 PM

some semi-important information is missing from this post: the album release date. duh. (it's june 5)

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2012 1:32 PM

Pronnounced Self Indulgent

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2012 1:34 PM

WIXIW would step back from that ledge my friend.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2012 1:41 PM

I have to "like" their facebook page in order to hear the song? That's obnoxious. I'll wait.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2012 1:44 PM

thank you!

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2012 1:54 PM

hope they recall the glory of some of their earlier records

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2012 2:11 PM

so...hard....to click...mouse...can't...support band...too..obnoxious...too...difficult...can't...click

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2012 2:14 PM

^ That and just unliking when you are done listening. Way too hard to comprehend

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2012 2:21 PM

Such an amazing band. Love everything they've released!

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2012 2:30 PM

2:14 & 2:21 - fuck off. you know i'm right. it's annoying.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2012 2:44 PM

Maybe the only new band from the early '00s I still like. But... this promo video is pretty stupid. It's very Los Angeles art school. Corny.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2012 2:52 PM

"WIXIW would step back from that ledge my friend."

THANKS FOR MAKING MY DAY!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2012 3:25 PM

2:44-No, I still think you are an idiot.

3:13-If that link was in any way to say they ripped off that for their video, I hate to tell you it has been mimicked many times over before this.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2012 3:28 PM

you've succeeded in making me wish we could meet so I could pound your little head in. Well done! I'm going home.

Posted by 2:44 | April 2, 2012 3:33 PM

Cat vids. New vids of cats. Cat meds? Eatin' it. Eatin' it like L.A. L.A. high on cat meds and watching/making vids of cats. Cats 2: Return of Cat's Eye. Cats? Shalom.

Posted by Catgodz | April 2, 2012 3:50 PM

^ Yes keyboard tough guy. And you have succeeded in making me sure that not only are you an idiot but also probably a little bitch who could not kick a fly's ass. Well done. Have fun at home and make sure you wash off all that McDonald's grease off your hands.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2012 3:52 PM

3:28 yea man, that's the links point. It's a tired visual treatment that's beaten to death and underwhelmingly rehashed here.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2012 3:53 PM

Mickey D's grease? D. I own all metal blogs. Also stickin' it in yr brown hole tonight. Meow.

Posted by Catgodz | April 2, 2012 3:55 PM

ASS KAT WANT DOEP SMAK FUK U VIETA NM

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2012 3:56 PM

My name is D and i own all teh metal comments

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2012 3:57 PM

oooh, and now you've shamed me and insulted me (and McDonald's) for good measure! You are the tr00 internet warrior.

Posted by 2:44 | April 2, 2012 3:59 PM

I control Michael Jackson, too.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2012 4:03 PM

Dont b swayed by misinfo campaign agst Lean Fine Textured Beef. Safe for 20yrs. I eat it

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2012 4:05 PM

2:44
I thought you said you were going home?

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2012 4:07 PM

BEER JAIL

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2012 4:08 PM

i had to stay late to clean the grease traps. leaving now.

Posted by 2:44 | April 2, 2012 4:16 PM

Love this just as I love everything they have done since seeing them in 2002. Kinda weird to say... But it sounds a bit like the national.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2012 4:29 PM

I also had to stay and blow my gay manager. Now i am going home to my mom

Posted by 2:44 | April 2, 2012 4:34 PM

Liars will blow up big this summer.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2012 11:33 PM

^liar

Posted by Anonymous | April 3, 2012 9:44 PM

liars rule

Posted by jordon | August 3, 2013 7:07 PM

liars rule

Posted by jordon | August 3, 2013 7:09 PM

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