This week's installment of Mandatory Music features a handful of pensive, ethereal new songs perfect for for meandering through the changing leaves.
Punk noiseniks Liars continue pushing last year's 'WIXIW' album, this time with a new video for 'The Exact Color of Doubt,' the opening track and latest single to surface from the disc. Like the video for 'Brats' before it, 'Doubt' goes the CGI route, although this time around, the clip focuses on geometric designs made in the image of the band's members instead of the ‘Looney Toons’-on-speed theme featured previously. The new video and the music match up well, with the CGI imagery floating and flickering in time with the atmospheric track's meditative tempo.
The latest video from Los Angeles noise-punk trio Liars complements the song it represents well. Directed by artist Ian Cheng, the 'Looney Toons'-on-speed-themed clip uses Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny-like characters in the form of CGI-designed polygons, as they run, dance and twitch their way across the screen in time to the beat of the techno-infused track 'Brats,' the latest single off their 'WIXIW' album.
Remember that story about the emperor's new clothes? Where these con men tailors showed up and made the king walk around naked? Those tailors might have had a hand with Liars' new ‘WIXIW,’ a minimal rock album on the high end of cool and the low end of fun.