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Just a few years ago, after the release of their debut, the Liars found themselves snarled in the crest of New York City's new-disco wave. But then they released a difficult concept album about witches that their once adoring fan base, who expected songs about all-night revolution on the dance floor in your pussy, seemed to take as a personal offense. (The sad thing is front man Angus Andrew could've at least become the Jennifer Aniston of noise rock if he'd milked his breakup with Karen O.) Since then the group has trimmed down to a trio and moved to the avant-bohemia of Berlin, and in March they released their third full-length, Drum's Not Dead (Mute). The sound isn't too far outside of nu-jack hippie territory--quiet drones of organ and voice, distant percussion, and muted, watery textures--so while the Liars may have bailed on the last wave too soon, perhaps it's not too late to catch this one. The Apes open. Sun 6/18, 9:30 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie, 773-276-3600 or 866-468-3401, $12. All ages.


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