June 2, 2012

Staff Pick

Every so often here at Repo we like to pick one record that we can all agree on as being the one thing we can't stop listening to. The one we pick today is....

 Liars - WIXIW

     The big thing here is that it's such a change from the things the Liars have done before and yet still without a doubt a Liars album.  Sister World (which was one of the best releases of 2010, just say'n) hinted at a more brooding Liars but did not prepare you for this.  It's pretty obvious that kraut rock and industrial ambiance (however you wanna define that) were on the menu when they were writing this.  Synth heavy on every track and wonderfully spacious.  Angus Andrew's vocals complement the newer, slower and less tradtional "rock'n'roll" sound.  Great percussion through out, keeping everything together and allowing the rest of the songs components to preform more experimentally.  Even though this is a pretty moody album it's pretty easy to hear the pop melodies through out which makes it pretty accessible to the uninitiated.  Check out this album if you like Liars and even if you don't cause this is something to be played again and again.