Archive for May, 2010

A few more tickets have been made available for Four Tet this Sunday, available here

JOE from HOT CHIP has been revealed as the special guest DJ alongside ROSKA all finishing nice and late for the bank holiday.

FOUR TET
ROSKA
JOE HOT CHIP DJ

Sunday 30 May

Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, EC2A 3PQ, London, 020 7422 7505

Tickets £12.50 from
www.seetickets.com
0870 264 3333

http://www.myspace.com/fourtetkieranhebden
http://www.fourtet.net

also TONIGHT – LIARS + FOL CHEN + FACTORY FLOOR

"The headlining trio – led by towering Aussie expat, Angus Andrew – have ranged across danceable punk-funk, dark and unsettling experi-folk, challenging art-rock and psychedelic songcraft since debuting in 2005. They're never less than thrilling live and Angus is a compellingly unhinged frontman; here promoting current (fifth) LP, 'Sisterworld' (Mute). See also Preview (Ten things…). Support from Californian Asthmatic Kitty signings Fol Chen, with their minimal, oddly (melo)dramatic, percussion-heavy synth-pop, which tips its hat at Hot Chip and Devo alike and local minimal post-punks FF, described alluringly as 'Giorgio Moroder in a meat-grinding plant'. " TIME OUT – RECOMMENDED

…this incredible album is your passport to a better place. — NME

LIARS release The Overachievers, the second single from their current album Sisterworld, "a hyper realistic portrayal of the young and unaffected living in LA" says Liars' Angus Andrew.  Part parody – part homage, it's one of the most lyrically direct tracks from an album that explores the underground support systems created to deal with loss of self to society and the false promises and discarded dreams amassed in LA. The single features two brand new tracks, Pleasure Is Boss and Only Sometimes plus Devendra Banhart & The Grogs's reinterpretation of the song.

The video, directed by Liars' own Aaron Hemphill, is online now.

He explains, "I wanted to edit against the tempo of the song and have a slower pace of cuts, longer shots, and scenes that traverse the verse and chorus. By doing this, I hoped to camouflage the tempo of the song so that the viewer is left with the lyrics and the images. Hopefully, the darkness and disconnection that lies deeper in the subjects of The Overachievers can be questioned again by the listener/viewer without too much being answered by the video".

Sisterworld, the band's critically acclaimed fifth album, is out now on CD, double vinyl and 2CD version with very special packaging.

The second disc of the 2CD release sees each track on Sisterworld remixed and reinterpreted by a host of artists including Thom Yorke, Atlas Sound, Blonde Redhead, Fol Chen, Boyd Rice and Alan Vega while the unique packaging for the 2CD and deluxe vinyl editions, designed by Brian Roettinger / Hand Held Heart (Grammy nominated and Rolling Stone award winning for his work with No Age) allows a surreal glimpse into Sisterworld.

Liars recently joined Beck, Annie Clark and Daniel Hart from St Vincent, Sergio Dias from legendary Brazilian band Os Mutantes and Brian Lebarton for Beck's Record Club 4, covering the 1987 album, Kick by INXS. Beck's Record Club is an "informal meeting of various musicians to record an album in a day". The results are posted, track by track at www.beck.com/recordclub/. The first tracks are online now.