The Modern Sky Festival Takes Over Central Park's Rumsey Playfield October 4-5

This weekend, a starry lineup of Cat Power, Stars, Liars and more take over Central Park's Rumsey Playfield as the Modern Sky Festival debuts in New York. The Alternate Side's Alisa Ali has a preview.

First Listen: Liars, 'Mess'

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A band with a taste for reinvention takes on the blippy moodiness of '80s acts like Depeche Mode, Erasure and Yaz. Listen to Liars' Mess streaming on FUV and NPR Music prior to its release on March 25 via Mute Records.

Win Tickets To See Liars At Webster Hall on June 20

Liars' new album WIXIW (pronounced "wish you") is yet another departure for the always adventurious trio, leading them down a lush path boldly strewn with electronic experimentation, samples and longing lyricism. It is angular, haunting and an ambitious step for the trio. Liars play Webster Hall on June 20 with another powerful electronic force, Oneohtrix Point Never, and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the show.

Liars Kick Off A Tour This June

Liars, who release WIXIW on June 5 on Mute, will kick off a summer tour next month to support the new album. The dates include a stop at New York's Webster Hall on June 20.

Portishead To Curate ATP Event And Hint At US Tour

Portishead will curate the first UK "I'll Be Your Mirror" event with ATP this July, the only live dates the band has announced for 2011. The lineup includes Beach House, Liars, Swans, The Books, the original lineup of Company Flow and Geoff Barrow's side project Beak> with more bands to be announced in the coming months. In addition, Portishead are planning US tour dates in September and October 2011.

Demos Dish: Beck's Love Affair With INXS

Everyone seems to love Beck's latest Record Club venture resurrecting INXS' 1987 album Kick with members of Liars, St. Vincent, Os Mutantes and others reconfiguring songs like "New Sensation" and "The Devil Inside." Add The Alternate Side's Demos to that list of Record Club acolytes. Plus, Beck writes songs for the upcoming "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World."

Liars Join Beck And St. Vincent for Cover Of INXS' "New Sensation" (Video) Beck's latest Record Club project is covering INXS' 1987 album Kick with the help

Beck's latest Record Club project is covering INXS' 1987 album Kick with the help of Liars, St. Vincent (Annie Clark and Daniel Hart), Os Mutantes' Sergio Dias and more. First up, a sexy, slowed-down take on "New Sensation" featuring Angus Andrew of Liars and Annie Clark. Video after the jump

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