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You Can Trust These Liars

June 19th, 2012


Liars first burst onto the scene in 2001 with the release of the noisy dance-punk They Thew Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top. By the time their next album, They Were Wrong So We Drowned, came out three years later, the band had made a couple significant changes. Liars became a three-piece—with Angus Andrew (vocals and guitar) and Aaron Hemphill (percussion, guitar and synth) now joined by Andrew’s school friend Julian Gross (drums)—rather than a quartet and their sound moved away from a dance-y vibe and toward a post-punk one. Since then, Liars (above, playing “Plaster Casts for Everything” for Juan’s Basement) have toured with Radiohead, moved to New Jersey and then Berlin before settling in Los Angeles and continued making music. Their most recent album, the dark WIXIW (pronounced: “wish you”), came out two weeks ago and they play Webster Hall tomorrow night.