KEXP Suggests: Liars and Cadence Weapon at Neumos this Sunday

The promotional video for Liar‘s most recent album WIXIW features a number of people attempting to pronounce the title of the album, all of them unsuccessfully. The palindrome, which according to a recent Pitchfork interview with frontman Angus Andrew is pronounced “wish you,” represents the band’s recent excursion into electronic and what he hopes will be their eventual return to where they started. This is an interesting statement coming from a band whose only consistent aspect of their musical style is their ability to be inconsistent. Almost 11 years and six albums since their inception, Liars have repeatedly stunned critics and listeners alike with their ever-changing and evolving sound, producing critically acclaimed albums such as Drum’s Not Dead and Sisterhood. For their latest album they largely abandoned guitars and live instrumentals and embraced electronic production, recording in a sketchy part of L.A. by the 101 freeway, as isolated from the outside world as you can be without leaving it. WIXIW is a fascinatingly sparse and intricate album that takes several listens to decipher, each more interesting than the last.





Opening for Liars Sunday night at Nuemos is Canadian rapper Cadence Weapon. Known for his unique instrumentation which blends sampling with live instruments, Cadence Weapon’s most recent album Hope In Dirt City has been described as a “unique hybrid of psychedelic soul, old school rap, IDM and mutant disco.”





Liars are playing with Cadence Weapon + Grave Babies Sunday, July 8th at Neumos. For more information, head here, and be sure to tune in Monday at 11 A.M. for a live KEXP in-studio session with Liars.

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