Liars Rope in Thom Yorke, Tunde Adebimpe, Bradford Cox and Blonde Redhead for Sisterworld Bonus Disc, Plot North American Tour
Published Jan 07, 2010Fans eagerly awaiting Sisterworld, the fifth studio LP from Brooklyn art-rockers Liars, have been privy to a steady stream of info about the album. And with the release date of March 9 looming ever closer, more mouth-watering details are coming to the fore.
Last month, we reported the tracklist and release date of the album and posted the lead-off single "Scissor" in our Click Hear section. Now, the band have not only announced a special edition of Sisterworld, they've also confirmed a handful of North American dates.
The expanded version of the album will share a release date with the regular album, but will feature a bonus disc of "remixes and reinterpretations" of each of the 11 tracks on the albums. Said interpreters include Thom Yorke, Tunde Adebimpe (TV On the Radio), Bradford Cox (Deerhunter/Atlas Sound), Melvins, Alan Vega (Suicide), Chris & Cosey (Throbbing Gristle) and Blonde Redhead. Which tracks will be remixed by whom is still yet to be announced.
In a press release, Liars vocalist Angus Andrew explained the reasoning behind the bonus disc as a desire to "help develop and expand the role of the remix, particularly to engage artists less acknowledged for their work in the field. They were asked to 're-interpret' the song by any means necessary and the result is definitely the most exciting collaborative effort we've been involved in."
The band will follow up the record with a North American tour in April, on which Fol Chen will support all dates.
4/10 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
4/14 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
4/15 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
4/16 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
4/17 Boston, MA - Paradise
4/18 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
4/27 San Francisco, CA - Slim's
4/29 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
4/30 Vancouver, BC - TBA
5/1 Seattle, WA - Neumos