Liars Are Coming to the Met

January 4, 2013 | Andy Cush

Everyone’s favorite LA-via-Berlin-via-Brooklyn-via-LA art punks will be bringing their signature brand of dissonance and paranoia to the Metropolitan Museum of Art this May. Details on the site-specific performance are relatively scant, but we do know that the band will be taking to the Met’s Temple of Dendur, a reconstructed, 2000-year old Egyptian religious structure–which, for a band that often touches on mortality in its lyrics, and whose first release in its current incarnation was called Athiests, Reconsider, seems like an appropriate location.

WIXIW, the band’s latest release, finds them in a mellowed-out introspective mode that should be palatable to the chin-scratchers of the museum, but I hope they decide to bust out something more like this: