Last week Liars revealed that they would release their sixth studio album, and first since 2010’s Sisterworld, on June 5th through Mute Records – but that’s all they told us.
Today the guys have revealed a lot more about their new record. The album is called WIXIW, which is pronounced “wish you.” The album name was chosen because “’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,” according to band leader Angus Andrew. He then goes on to add that “the word being a palindrome offered us some comfort, and came from superstitious behavior that was the result of extreme uncertainty and doubt. The word and spelling struck us because it seemed to exude a special quality or power.”
The album is 11 tracks long, and you can see the full track list below (that’s the cover art above). Before that, you can also hear the first single, “No. 1 Against The Rush,” a keyboard heavy, kraut-y affair, either over at their Facebook page or just below. There’s also a trailer for WIXIW that you can watch below.
Liars – “No. 1 Against The Rush”
01. The Exact Colour Of Doubt
03. No.1 Against The Rush
04. A Ring On Every Finger
05. Ill Valley Prodigies
07. His And Mine Sensations
08. Flood To Flood
09. Who Is The Hunter
11. Annual Moon Words