Liars announce new album, TFCF, share “Cred Woes” — listen

The Angus Andrew-led outfit has also lined up a tour


    Photo by Zen Sekizawa 

    Following a series of cryptic teasers, Liars have formally announced the release of their new album. Entitled TFCF (short for Themes From Crying Fountain), the band’s eighth full-length is due out August 25th through Mute Records. It serves as the follow-up to 2014’s Mess.

    TFCF is somewhat of a solo release for frontman Angus Andrew as he is now the sole permanent member of the band following the amicable departure of Aaron Hemphill. As such, a press release describes the album as “far more intimate and autobiographical” than any of Liars previous releases. Andrew himself remarked, “There’s acoustic guitar all over this record! How ridiculous is that?”

    Andrew recorded the album in a remote bush in his native Australia. As part of the process, a live microphone was set up outside of his studio, pointed out into the bush. “So everything I was recording was in context of the world outside the studio,” Andrew explained. “Sometimes I’d have my headphones on, just listening to the bush, and a bird would fly up and scream into the microphone. The truth is, even in New York or LA, I was still pretty isolated. Here, there are no other people around, but I feel much more connected to the environment around me than in a big city.”


    A track titled “Cred Woes” serves as our first preview of TFCF. Take a listen below and also check out the album’s artwork and tracklist. A limited-edition double vinyl is now available for pre-order, offering several exclusive tracks and unique bush-themed artwork.

    TFCF Artwork:

    TFCF Tracklist:
    01. The Grand Delusional
    02. Cliché Suite
    03. Staring At Zero
    04. No Help Pamphlet
    05. Face To Face With My Face
    06. Emblems Of Another Story
    07. No Tree No Branch
    08. Cred Woes
    09. Coins In My Caged Fist
    10. Ripe Ripe Rot
    11. Crying Fountain

    In support of the release, Liars will embark on a tour beginning in August. A North American leg takes place in September and October, including appearances at Chicago’s Riot Fest and Desert Daze in Joshua Tree, California. See the full schedule below.


    Liars 2017 Tour Dates:
    08/05 – London, UK @ VISIONS Festival
    08/07- Primosten, HR @ Superuho Festival
    08/10 – Luxembourg, LU @ Conges Annules
    08/12 – Sardinia, IT @ Here I Stay
    08/16 – Bergen, NO @ Perfect Sounds Forever
    08/18 – Stirling, UK @ Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival
    08/19 – Brecon Beacons, UK @ Green Man Festival
    08/24 – Berlin, DE @ Pop-Kultur Festival
    09/02 – Mexico City, MX @ Indie Rocks Festival
    09/13 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
    09/15 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
    09/16 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
    09/18 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
    09/20 – Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at the Outer Space
    09/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
    09/23 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
    09/24 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
    09/25 – Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
    10/06 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
    10/07 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
    10/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
    10/13-15 – Joshua Tree, CA @ Desert Daze
    10/28 – Manchester, UK @ Transformer 2
    10/30 – Bristol, UK @ Colston Hall
    11/01 – Glasgow, UK @ Art School
    11/04 – Copenhagen, DK @ Jazzhouse
    11/09 – Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who? Festival
    11/10 – Brussels, BE @ Orangerie
    11/11 – Kortrijk, BE @ Sonic City
    11/13 – Paris, FR @ Le Maroquinerie
    11/14 – Zurich, CH @ Salzhaus
    11/15 – Fribourg, CH @ Fri-Son
    11/16 – Milan, IT @ Magnolia
    11/17 – Rome, IT @ Monk
    11/18 – Bologna, IT @ Locomotiv
    11/29 – Bucharest, RO @ Control