Liars have announced details of their new album -- it's titled TFCF (which stands for Theme From Crying Fountain) and it's out August 25 via Mute. (Preorder yours.) Main man Angus Andrew went back to his native Australia to record this one, using sounds he recorded in the bush:

A lot of the sounds I was working on were samples, they lived inside my computer, but I still wanted to have a connection with everything around me. So everything I was recording was in context of the world outside the studio… Sometimes I’d have my headphones on, just listening to the bush, and a bird would fly up and scream into the microphone. The truth is, even in New York or LA, I was still pretty isolated. Here, there are no other people around, but I feel much more connected to the environment around me than in a big city.

The album has other surprising sonic developments, too. "There’s acoustic guitar all over this record! How ridiculous is that?” exclaims Angus. You can listen to first single "Cred Woes" and check out TFCF's tracklist and artwork, below.

You can catch Liars on tour later this year, including the NYC show at Warsaw on September 21 with Yvette (tickets). They've added more tour dates since our last post -- including Desert Daze fest in Joshua Tree, CA -- and Liars' updated tour schedule is below.



The Grand Delusional
Cliché Suite
Staring At Zero
No Help Pamphlet
Face To Face With My Face
Emblems Of Another Story
No Tree No Branch
Cred Woes
Coins In My Caged Fist
Ripe Ripe Rot
Crying Fountain
August 5 – London, England – VISIONS Festival
August 7 – Primosten, Croatia – Superuho Festival
August 10 – Bonnevoie, Luxembourg – Conges Annules
August 12 – Sardinia, Italy – Here I Stay festival at Fordongianus
August 16 – Bergen, Norway – Perfect Sounds Forever
August 18 –Stirling, Scotland – Doune The Rabbit Hole Festival
August 19 – Brecon Beacons, Wales – Green Man Festival
August 24 –Berlin, Germany – Pop-Kultur Festival
September 13 – Detroit, MI – El Club
September 15 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
September 16 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
September 18 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
September 20 – Hamden, CT – The Ballroom at The Outer Space
September 21 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
September 23 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
September 24 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
September 25 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5
October 6 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
October 7 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
October 10 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
October 13-15 – Joshua Tree, CA – Desert Daze Festival
October 28 – Manchester, England – Transformer 2
October 30 – Bristol, England – Colston Hall
November 1 – Glasgow, Scotland – Art School
November 4 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Jazzhouse
November 9 – Utrecht, The Netherlands – Le Guess Who? Festival
November 10 – Brussels, Belgium – Orangerie
November 11 – Kortrijk, Belgium – Sonic City
November 13 – Paris, France – Le Maroquinerie
November 14 – Zurich, Switzerland – Salzhaus
November 15 – Fribourg, Switzerland – Fri-Son
November 16 – Milan, Italy – Magnolia
November 17 – Rome, Italy – Monk
November 18 – Bologna, Italy – Locomotiv
November 29 – Bucharest, Romania – Control

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