Next week, NYC’s Liars will release WIXIW (pronounced “wish you”), the trio’s sixth full length. It’s a sea change for the band, pushing their experimentalism to electronic extremes.
NPR makes a comparison to Kid A, but that’s a bit flippant. There’s much more kraut in Liars’ rock, and they achieve a different kind of darkness than the minor keys of Radiohead. “His And Mine Sensations” and “Who Is The Hunter” would work with Thom on vocals, but “A Ring On Every Finger,” “Brats” and single “No.1 Against The Rush” are uniquely Liars.
Truth be told, I’ve never been a big Liars fan, but WIXIW has won me over. See if it does the same for you: