There is something undeniably cool about LIARS and their evolution over the past decade. The band's self-fulfilling exploration of musical territories has yielded a multifaceted discography of industrial noise-rock, concept albums about witches, and dance-punk. They defy critics and fan expectations with each album, and no two LIARS albums sound alike.
The trio has managed, however, to communicate a consistent theme of alienation, both from others and themselves. Often meditating on the banality, and at times, desperate nature of the American lifestyle, they're capable of expressing this sentiment through quiet soliloquy and anthemic shouts . The dynamic works wonders for their live shows; when lead singer Angus Andrew moans, "I found her with my scissor...this heart fell to the ground", the shear pain of the lyric is so palpable that when the chorus explodes into a cathartic rage, the frenzy is enough to send you smashing through a brick wall. And that's pretty cool.
The Turnpike caught their last stop through Lawrence, playing to a packed house at The Bottleneck. Watch the promo below, and check out the full episode on Knology Channel 6, Lawrence.