Wednesday, 4 April 2012
Liars Get WIXIW WIXIW Wak
I love Liars. Really, truly love them. Sisterworld, their last album from 2010, killed, and took out our inaugural best of 2010 albums. So when the trio decide to get their freak on and pump out another record, you bet I'm rabid crazy about it. The single has just released the first taste off it, 'No. 1 Against The Rush', and goddamn if it isn't an addictive slice of pie! Slinky, ethereal, seductive, and oh so Liars. Who'da thunk it from when they first came to us that Angus Andrew could woo us with his dulcet tones... you can listen to it if you go to their Facebook page here.
More info on the record then. Titled WIXIW (pronounced “wish you”), the album is set for release on Mute on June 5th 2012. The title 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 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.”
“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 Exact Colour Of Doubt
No.1 Against The Rush
A Ring On Every Finger
Ill Valley Prodigies
His And Mine Sensations
Flood To Flood
Who Is The Hunter
Annual Moon Words
SO FUCKING EXCITED! I have listened to this song forever today. Get it.