“Digging in the Desert” lié

Vancouver post punk trio lié [pronounced “lee-ey” and lower-case preferred], have announced their new album, You Want It Real, will drop on February 18th via Mint Records (Kiwi jr. Necking). Along with the news, the band have dropped a new video for lead-single “Digging in the Desert.” Shot by Vancouver director Justin Gradin (known for his strange videos for White Lung and Black Mountain), the clip will surely tap into that part of your brain, that sometimes you just don’t wanna visit (we can all relate). Vocalist Brittany West guides us through the sandy moonscapes of New Mexico — a setting she’s picked to explore what she describes as “hedonistic feelings and being eaten alive by the hardships of love playing out in a fever dream in my mind.” Pre-Order You Want It Real Here.

You Want It Real was produced by Jesse Gander (White Lung, Japandroids), who has helped unlock a further disharmony of melody and feedback in the band’s relentless aggression. Guitarist and vocalist Ashlee Luk explains; “Part of the shift away from the direct lyrics of previous albums is also to encourage the listener (and the interviewer) to focus on the music as well, not just the lyrics,” Luk says. “When people focus too much on the lyrics it tends to overshadow the musicality which I think should speak for itself, especially on this album. That being said, this doesn’t mean any less care was taken in constructing the lyrics, quite the opposite actually, more that there has just been an effort to focus more on imagery and flow.”

You Want It Real
Mint Records

1. Digging in the Desert
2. All Night Long
3. Bugs
4. Good Boy
5. You Got It
6. Drowning in Piss
7. Fantasy of Destructive Force
8. LSD

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