The Liars – They Were Wrong, So We Drowned

Curious Blair Witch-style project from US avant-grungers

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This was recorded deep in the woods of New Jersey, its running theme that of the mythology surrounding witchcraft. However, The Liars’ aim is to challenge the listener with their gruelling strangeness. Take “There’s Always Room On The Broom”, which fixates autistically on a single beat, or “Read The Book That Wrote Itself”, in which the band intone slightly off key, as if on medication. Only with the closing tracks do they exhibit potentially addictive qualities but, by then, The Liars may well have been consigned to the ducking stool of oblivion by most listeners.

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