Liars' sixth studio album is called WIXIW. The band said it's pronounced "wish you", but take that with a grain of salt from a band called 'liars'. To me, if you look at it upside-down, doesn't it say "mix-im"?
Anyway, the album, which people are calling "the best Radiohead album since Kid A.", came out earlier in June via Mute Records. They are currently on tour in the US to promote the album, I will be seeing them in Minneapolis:
Saturday 7/14 – The Granada – Lawrence, KS ~
Sunday 7/15 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE ~
Tuesday 7/17 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN +
Wednesday 7/18 – Mad Planet – Milwaukee, WI +
Thursday 7/19 – Metro – Chicago, IL +
Friday 7/20 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI +
Saturday 7/21 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
Monday 7/23 - La Sala Rossa – Montreal, QC
Tuesday 7/24 - Paradise – Boston, MA +
Wednesday 7/25 - U Street Music Hall – Washington DC +
Thursday 7/26 - Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA +
Friday 7/27 – Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH +
Saturday 7/28 – A&R Music Bar – Columbus, OH +
Thursday 9/6 Hopscotch Music Festival – Raleigh, NC
+ With Unknown Mortal Orchestra
~ With Cadence Weapon
Kid Simple? I think it's Kid Sample. But XLR8R is what? Extra Large Rater? Man, I seriously don't understand it.
Anyway, XLR8R premiered Kid Smpl's "Escape Pod". The EP of the same name, Escape Pod, will be out August 7th. D33J remix to follow.