Liars Unveil Two New Tracks; New Album TFCF Out August 25




Photo: Zen Sekizawa
LIARS unveil two new tracks, “Coins In My Caged Fist” and “The Grand Delusional,” ahead of the release of TFCF on August 25. Listen to the respective songs here and here.

Showing two facets of the brand new album, TFCF (which stands for Theme From Crying Fountain), “The Grand Delusional” opens with acoustic guitar (as Andrew has said, "There's acoustic guitar all over this record! How ridiculous is that?") while “Coins In My Caged Fist’” gallops along with drum machines and samples. “I wanted to do lots of sampling,” he says. “I’d done a little in the past, but I’d started to realize the possibilities of the process, of sampling myself playing ‘proper’ instruments, and then using the sampler to put it all together in an ‘artificial’ way.”

Surrounding TFCF’s release, Angus and a new touring band will embark on a world tour that begins this Friday in London. Full details below with more to be confirmed. Visit Liars’s website for exclusive ticket and album bundles.

Liars have, as a matter of course, sounded radically different with each album, pursuing new concepts and occupying diverse mindsets. On this, Liars’s eighth studio album, the bustling backdrops of Los Angeles, Berlin and New York have been replaced with a presence far more intimate and autobiographical as Liars once again boldly step out of their comfort zone into vastly new musical territory. Embark on The Path to Crying Fountain by listening to this specially-curated playlist from Mute. While navigating The Path, listeners will hear the sonic progression of Liars’s discography that has led to Crying Fountain.

Following an amicable parting of ways with Aaron Hemphill, Liars is now just Angus Andrew, who decamped to his native Australia - specifically to a remote part of the Australian bush - to create an album unlike any Liars had attempted before.

Cut off from the rest of the world in his remote home studio, with no other distractions, Angus gave free reign to artistic impulses he’d never explored and those included experimenting with the acoustic guitar and sampling.

The album’s reinvention of the Liars paradigm – blurring the lines between electronic and acoustic, between the experimental impulse and the addictive pop sensibility – is evidence that Angus’s creative energies remain as healthy as ever, even given the upheaval within the group.

TFCF was written and recorded by Liars (Angus Andrew). Butchy Fuego, who performed live with Liars following Julian Gross’s departure in 2014, plays drums on three tracks. TFCF was mixed by Gareth Jones and mastered by Christian Wright.

  1. The Grand Delusional
  2. Cliché Suite
  3. Staring At Zero
  4. No Help Pamphlet
  5. Face To Face With My Face
  6. Emblems Of Another Story
  7. No Tree No Branch
  8. Cred Woes
  9. Coins In My Caged Fist
  10. Ripe Ripe Rot
  11. Crying Fountain

August 5 – London, England – VISIONS Festival
August 7 – Primosten, Croatia – Superuho Festival
August 10 – Bonnevoie, Luxembourg – Conges Annules
August 12 – Sardinia, Italy – Here I Stay festival  at Fordongianus
August 16 – Bergen, Norway – Perfect Sounds Forever
August 18 –Stirling, Scotland – Doune The Rabbit Hole Festival
August 19 – Brecon Beacons, Wales – Green Man Festival
August 24 –Berlin, Germany – Pop-Kultur Festival
September 13 – Detroit, MI – El Club
September 15 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
September 16 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
September 18 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
September 20 – Hamden, CT – The Ballroom at The Outer Space
September 21 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
September 23 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
September 24 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
September 25 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5
October 6 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
October 7 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
October 10 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
October 13-15 – Joshua Tree, CA – Desert Daze Festival
October 28 – Manchester, England – Transformer 2
October 30 – Bristol, England – Colston Hall
November 4 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Jazzhouse
November 9 – Utrecht, The Netherlands – Le Guess Who? Festival
November 10 – Brussels, Belgium – Orangerie
November 11 – Kortrijk, Belgium – Sonic City
November 13 – Paris, France – Le Maroquinerie
November 14 – Zurich, Switzerland – Salzhaus
November 15 – Fribourg, Switzerland – Fri-Son
November 16 – Milan, Italy – Magnolia
November 17 – Rome, Italy – Monk
November 18 – Bologna, Italy – Locomotiv
November 29 – Bucharest, Romania – Control