Water Liars release self-titled third album ‘Water Liars’ out 3 March 2014 on Fat Possum Records
The roots of the blistering track – which follows “I Want Blood” as the second released from the upcoming Water Liars – can be found literally in its title.
“’Ray Charles Dream’ is exactly what it’s named. I had a dream one night that I was walking in the dark and came up on Ray Charles, sitting alone in this dark, singing these words,” said singer/guitarist Justin Kinkel-Schuster. “When I woke up it was still dark in the room and it took me a minute to find my pen and paper but I got it down and fell back to sleep, but I had lost the dream. The next morning I felt pretty strongly that I needed to use what I’d written down in the night, and I knew I wanted it to be a short, to the point rock and roll song. Those are the inexplicable things I wait for as a writer.”
NEW SONG “RAY CHARLES DREAM”
Listen to the album here: https://soundcloud.com/fatpossum/sets/water-liars-water-liars/s-Ao6xy
Mississippi’s Water Liars will release their self-titled third album via Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum Records in the UK on 3 March 2014.
“My sisters were the heavens / My brothers were the depths / Now I’m rolling into battle with a smoke between my lips,” Justin Kinkel-Schuster sings on “I Want Blood,” and it’s a presiding image on Water Liars. Joined by GR Robinson on bass, and fresh off the success of sophomore album Wyoming and the reissue of debut LP Phantom Limb – both released earlier this year – Kinkel-Schuster (vocals, guitar) and Andrew Bryant (drums, vocals) strut into this effort with their feathers out, driven by a need to create. Forget taking years to release a new album; Water Liars don’t know how to stop working. A punk aesthetic – a desire not to overdo songs until they’re shiny with emptiness – is the band’s defining feature, and it’s why their songs are filled with such raw sorrow. To call the songs here an improvement over what they’ve done before would be to sell the earlier work short: Wyoming, released in March, earned praise from The New York Times, Alternative Press, Penthouse, and All Music Guide, among others.
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