Watch: Liars Debut Psych-Thriller Vid for L.A. Anti-Anthem 'The Overachievers'
Which makes it sound kind of boring and unattainable. Hardly true for the album itself, which happens to be the latest from L.A.-via-N.Y.C. art-punk band Liars.
Sisterworld is a record like most other Liars records in that it's chock-full of ideas, spiky, challenging, unpredictable and highly rewarding. Liz Ohanesian wrote all about it in a recent feature.
The new video for "The Overachievers" seems to suggest a different take on Sisterworld: a place where one man's glassy-eyed malaise seems to hide something incredibly sinister.
Something that's hung inside a bag, dripping dark, viscous liquid into a tub below.
The song itself is a bit of an L.A. anthem -- or a loving diss track depending on how sensitive your sarcasm meter is. There is something slightly disconcerting about joining the band in chanting "L.A.! L.A.!" after they deliver the lines: "We drove a bio-car / 'cause we all love the earth / It didn't get us far / and always sounded like a walrus / with ulcers."