Mute Records announces:
Liars - Angus Andrew, Aaron Hemphill and Julian Gross - have announced further details of their eagerly awaited new album.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).
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."
The above-referenced video can be watched below...
Liars - WIXIW