New Liars Music Video “Bratz” | WIXIW
Great new glitched video game Elmer Fudd music video animated by Ian Cheng for one of my favorite songs off of the new album WIXIW. If you haven’t heard the album, I highly recommend you do. It’s fantastic and one of my favorite releases (if not my favorite) thus far this year topping most big named/hyped acts!
“A Looney Tunes-like nightmare” - Spin
Liars have now unleashed the video for “Brats”, off of their recently released album WIXIW. Animated by Ian Cheng, the video is a nightmarish and glitchy rendition of the Elmer Fudd vs Bugs Bunny tale. Check the video out here, and catch the caricatured cameo of the three Liars as that rascally rabbit battles Fudd.
The band also just wrapped a successful North American tour, with support from Cadence Weapon and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Next on the agenda, they will be playing FYF in LA on September 2nd and then Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh on September 6th. Tickets for both are on sale now.
“It’s an album that creeps you out even as it sucks you in.”
“In essence, it’s a dark pop masterpiece.”
“For Liars, it embodies what they do best — saying one thing and then doing another. And on WIXIW, everything is in its right place.”
“WIXIW” is Liars’ “electronic” record, and a darn good one at that.”
“WIXIW cements Liars as the kind of band that can do whatever they want, and it’s always going to be worth paying attention to.”
“Fascinating turns of change have always been Liars’ sole consistency, and in that respect, I hope they stay the same forever.”
Angus Andrew explains the album title WIXIW, ’wish you’ is a familiar and universal sentiment of longing and hope, but when misspelt becomes uniquely shrouded and difficult to interpret, which in many ways is representative of our music and the songs we wrote for this album”.
WIXIW is Liars’ sixth studio album and the follow up to 2010’s critically lauded Sisterworld, which garnered an 8.1 Pitchfork rating and Best New Music.
The album, with artwork designed by John Wiese, is available on CD, deluxe vinyl (with CD) and digital. The limited edition wax-dipped silk-screened vinyl made by Liars themselves is now sold out.
Recorded in LA, self-produced by the band with additional production from Mute boss Daniel Miller and mixed by Tom Biller, the album is hard to shake, tough to pin down, and impossible to get out of one’s head even after an initial listen. Simultaneously the most accessible and most challenging release from these iconoclasts, it is both a summation of Liars’ work up to now, and a complete break from anything you’d ever heard the band do previously.
“If we aren’t confusing people, it’s not us,” Angus Andrew laughs.
“If we aren’t confusing ourselves with what we do, then we’ve failed.”
Sunday 9/2 – FYF Los Angeles, CA
Thursday 9/6 Hopscotch Music Festival – Raleigh, NC