Liars - It Fit When I Was A Kid
Liars first made a splash in this country with 2002's zeitgeist-surfing punk-funk LP They Threw Us All In A Trench... but even then their tendency to fall into dark, hypnotic grooves was readily apparent. This approach was taken to extremes on the follow up after Angus Andrews, lead singer and (current?) beau of Karen O, replaced the whole of the band's rhythm section. The result was a masterfully constructed concept album telling the story of two children accused of witchcraft that built itself around tribal drum patterns, chanted vocals and disquieting samples.
As a precursor to new album Drums Not Dead, due early 2006, the US-based three piece are unleashing this new track on a limited release of 500 copies. And it's a monster, the first two minutes comprising a typically atmosphere-laden droning vocal driven on by an urgent drumbeat before the track mutates into an enchantingly beautiful organ-led dirge that brings to mind Kid A-era Radiohead as Andrews wails unintelligible, mournful lamentations. It Fit... sees Liars looking firmly to the future, leaving past irrelevancies like traditional song structure in their wake.