Liars are a Brooklyn trio formed in 2000 by Angus Andrew, Aaron Hemphill and Julian Gross. Their debut album, “They Threw Us All In A Trench And Stuck A Monument On Top”, recorded in two days, came a year later. It was produced by Gern Blandsten and offers a hooky, post-punk sound with synths and drum machines, landing them comparisons to mythical bands like Delta 5 and Gang Of Four. After the release of several EPs and their signing with Mute Records, the band got together with producer Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio) to work on their second LP, “They Were Wrong, So We Drowned”. They got their inspiration for the album from true stories of witch trials and folklore. The lyrics therefore were themed, while the music was atmospheric.
Their first big success came with “Drum’s Not Dead”, released on Mute in 2006. It was recorded in Berlin at the Planet Roc studio. The LP featured some powerful percussion, falsetto vocals and distorted guitar drones. They also recorded their fourth, self-titled, album in the German capital. However, for “Sisterworld”, their last work to date, they decided to move to Los Angeles - in order to be inspired by the spirit of the city.
“They Threw Us All In A Trench And Stuck A Monument On Top” (Gern Blandsten, 2001)
“They Were Wrong, So We Drowned” (Mute, 2004)
“Drum’s Not Dead” (Mute, 2006)
“Liars” (Mute, 2007)
“Sisterworld” (Mute, 2010)