Maritime experimental duo liar, flower are following up on a single with another taste of their debut record. As an alternative project of Katie Jane Garside and Chris Whittingham (Daisy Chainsaw, Ruby Throat), their work on Geiger Counter alters course from the folk noir of their previous projects and reaches into the deeper tones of post-punk, complete with existential discordance.
In their latest example, “even though the darkest days,” we follow Kate, Chris and their daughter Leilani on an animated journey as they fend off otherworldly creatures. Katie retains her vocals of a wistful spirit soundtracking a chaotic seance and cues us to wake up from this dream with a familiar tone.
The family spent four years at sea, from the Canary, Marquesas and Galapagos Islands to New Zealand and South Africa. The duo reflect this in their sound recently opened to a greater degree. It implies a more global sense of freedom as the world they’ve traveled sewed seeds in their creativity, sharing classic style from a new perspective. Take note, dear readers.
Back in June, they shared “little brown shoe,” a first taste of the new record accompanied by bizarre visuals. We follow the night of a mysterious figure as bright as headlights wandering a country road, collecting items like a woodland angel collects the human’s discarded gold. Her presence haunts the distant view of passing drivers and leaves a wheel wandering from the car of an unlucky passerby of the darkness.
Geiger Counter will be available August 21st as a 2×12” vinyl and CD deluxe package via One Little Records
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