Liars is an American rock band from Brooklyn, New York. It was formed in 2000 by Angus Andrew, who will remain the only constant member. Former members include Aaron Hemphill, who played in his group when he left in 2017, and Julian Gross, who will join the group after the release of their second album, They Were Wrong, in 2004, and so far. to his departure before 2014. Liars has eight studio albums, which are signed at Mute Records. They mix elements of punk rock with electronica.
Beginning in the form of a quartet, the group released a first album in 2001, recorded in two days, and produced by Steve Revitte: They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck at Monument on Top. It will be reissued by the Blast First label in 2002. Their music mixes punk, funk and electronic sounds in the style of the post-punk revival of the moment, with a very strong sound personality. Pat Noecker and Ron Albertson, leaving the band in 2002 and forming n0 Things, author of a Trees album in 2006, Noecker then formed the band These Are Powers.
The second Liars album, They Were Wrong, So We Drowned, marks a turning point, the group (now in trio) is moving towards a more experimental rock and noise, tinged with tribal influences (which will baffle part of their initial audience>). The Liars, however, continue in this direction with their third album, Drum's Not Dead, released in 2006. In addition to their unusual music, the Liars are distinguished by the long and absurd titles of their tracks (Let's Not Wrestle Mt Heart Attack, We Fenced Other Gardens With Bones Of Our Own, Grown Men Do not Fall In The River Just Like That). In 2012 they publish their sixth studio album, WIXIW, which makes a more marked shift towards electronics. This turn is confirmed with their seventh album Mess released March 25, 2014 >>>.
On November 2, 2009, Pitchfork reports updates on the Liars MySpace and posts the link to their new website. On November 4th, the band confirms that Sisterworld will be their new album, and that it is announced for the beginning of 2010 at Mute Records. According to Pitchfork, the album was written in Los Angeles with Tom Biller and was inspired by the city.