Liars streaming new album, playing Webster Hall with Oneohtrix Point Never (win tix!)
by Andrew Sacher
Liars at Pop Montreal 2010 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Liars are set to release their new album, WIXIW (pronounced "wish you") on June 5 via Mute, and they're now streaming the entire album a week ahead of its release date. In his NPR review, Otis Hart wrote:
WIXIW, out June 5, may just be the best Radiohead album since Kid A. In all seriousness, when you listen to the new Liars album -- as you should many times over the next week -- imagine Thom Yorke's falsetto taking the place of Angus Andrews' less distinctive but no less effective voice amid the barrage of intricate electronics. At times, it's almost as if Andrews is rubbing it in Yorke's face, like in "Ill Valley Prodigies" or the title track. These are the sort of songs disappointed Radiohead fans wanted on The King of Limbs.
I can't help but agree entirely with the Radiohead comparisons (especially on "His and Mine Sensations") to the point where it's almost a little too obvious, but the album is nonetheless a solid listen. Check it out for yourself below.
As mentioned, Liars will be playing some shows in support of the release including a NYC show at Webster Hall on June 20. It's since been announced that Oneohtrix Point Never (aka Daniel Lopatin) will open that show. Tickets are still available and we're also giving away three pairs. Contest details below.
The Webster Hall show is one of three currently scheduled NYC appearances for Oneohtrix Point Never on his live itinerary this summer. The others include previously discussed performances at Ecstatic Summer at World Financial Center (7/14) and Yo Eskerikk Asko NYC! at Public Assembly (8/25). A list of all Oneohtrix Point Never dates, along with the album stream and contest details below...
Liars - WIXIW (via Dazed Digital)
Oneohtrix Point Never -- 2012 Tour Dates
May 31 Düdingen Bad Bonn, Switzerland Kilbi Festival
Jun 1 Valencia, Spain Ensems Festival
Jun 9 Uppsala, Sweden Volt Festival
Jun 20 New York City, NY Webster Hall w/ Liars
Jun 22 Washington, DC Hirshhorn Museum
Jul 5 Frankfurt, Germany Robert Johnson
Jul 6 Roskilde, Denmark Roskilde Festival
Jul 7 London, England Bloc Festival
Jul 8 Den Hague, Netherlands Holland North Sea Jazz Festival
Jul 14 New York City, NY River to River Festival w/ David Lang
Jul 15 Chicago, Illinois Pitchfork Music Festival
Aug 10 Helsinki, Finland Flow Festival
Aug 25 Brooklyn, NY Public Assembly
For a chance at winning tickets to Liars and Oneohtrix Point Never at Webster Hall: either tweet something that includes both @BrooklynVegan AND "LIARS" in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "LIARS". Include your first and last name in the email. We'll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. If you enter by email, it will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!