“FACTS ARE FACTS AND FICTION’S FICTION”
CLASH - "2014 is all about ‘Mess’…It sounds exciting, it sounds new – it makes a man want to fall in love with this band all over again."
Q **** - "Liars' untidy room remains a wonderful place to visit"
LIARS (Angus Andrew, Aaron Hemphill and Julian Gross) announce details of a very special Record Store Day release. 'Mess On A Mission' will be released on a limited edition vinyl embedded with string. Says Angus Andrew: "We talked about the idea for days but weren't at all sure it could physically be done. After all, pressing bits of colored string into the actual vinyl was nothing we'd ever heard of before. To us it seemed like such a unique and interesting way to extend the visual language of Mess right inside the music."
'Mess On A Mission', described by GQ as a "…frantic synthstorm" and by Metro as "a commanding comeback", comes backed with remixes from Black Bananas (Jennifer Herrema of Royal Trux / RTX / Drag City) and Silent Servant (Sandwell District / Hospital Productions) plus an exclusive b-side, 'Blah Vets'. This limited release will be available exclusively on Record Store Day - 19 April - and will follow the release of Liars' seventh studio album, Mess, out on 24 March 2014 on CD, double vinyl, download.
Mess - the follow up to 2012's WIXIW - is an angry, ecstatic, primal burst of ritualistic electronics that sacrifices self-persecution for potent, purposeful abandon and sees Liars if maybe not quite at ease with the world, then at least staring it straight in the eye and showing their teeth.
There's a playfulness to Mess that travels through to the album artwork, masterminded by Julian Gross who explains: “I wanted to manipulate something in a live setting, so it was always changing and not just static. Then this undulating string started looking like this animal – it looked cool and pretty, but also looked a bit fucked up and vibrant. A lot of those things are very similar to what we were trying to do with this record." Go to http://www.liarsliarsliars.com/ to see more.
Live, Liars are unmissable. Known for their turbulent, intoxicating and inventive performances, the band recently announced a North American tour. With stops at Austin Psych Fest, New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge and Sasquatch Music Festival, the dates will be followed by UK / European shows, to be announced shortly.
LIARS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR:
26 April - Desert Daze Festival – Sunset Ranch Oasis
2-4 May - Austin Psych Fest- Austin, TX
7 May - Underground Arts-Philadelphia, PA
8 May - Le Poisson Rouge-New York, NY
9 May - The Wick-Brooklyn, NY
10 May - Brighton Music Hall-Allston, MA
23 May - Sasquatch Music Festival @ The Gorge Amphitheatre-George, WA
24 May - Star Theater-Portland, OR
27 May - The Fonda Theatre-Los Angeles, CA
Mess is the sound of Liars not only facing their fears, but chewing them up and spitting them back out in all their technicolour glory.
Listen to Mess On A Mission:
Watch the album trailer: http://youtu.be/F1OCCbwOKvg
Watch the video teasers: http://vimeo.com/album/2618216
Listen to Silent Servant's mix here: http://bit.ly/1fWtjKn
Listen to Black Bananas' mix here: http://bit.ly/1kGbFA6
Album pre-order links:
Liars store - http://liars.sandbaghq.com/
Amazon - http://smarturl.it/MessCD
iTunes - http://smarturl.it/messiTunes
Rough Trade exclusive - http://www.roughtrade.com/albums/80129