Liars, “Poison Bender”

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 11.06.14 in Listen to This

The restless ways of Liars continue with the newly released “I’m No Gold” single, which rounds a few remixes off with a couple previously unreleased numbers. “Poison Bender” is the package’s designated B-side, a march out of the void and into the light, as scored by buzz-sawed bits of feedback, drums that drank too much last night, and vocals that slide from a high note-hitting falsetto to hushed, narcotic choruses with ease. For a deeper look at the album “I’m No Gold” is pulled from, check out our Six Degrees breakdown here, which connects the dots between Soulwax, Matmos and the short-lived project of Liars’s label boss Daniel Miller.