Water Liars Wyoming on LP
Water Liars, the duo of Justin Kinkel-Schuster and Andrew Bryant, present their sophomore album Wyoming on Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum Records. Recorded in their now-hometown of Water Valley, MS in late September, Wyoming will be Water Liars’ second LP released in just under a year. At the core of the album are stories of specific, intimate moments that can’t help but ring universally true.
The band favors simplicity and ample space in their songs, while Kinkel-Schuster’s clear, plaintive vocals add to Wyoming’s warm yet heartsick expanse. The album ranges musically from contemplative, bluesy waltzes (“Backbone”) to lonely, tempered howls (“Fake Heat”); from soulful, heartached swings (“Cut A Line,” “You Work Days I Work Nights”) to upbeat, but wistful resignations (“Linens”). These 11 uncluttered songs resonate all the way from the breezy, buzzing opener “Sucker” to the closing feedback of “Fire.”
Water Liars formed as a serendipitous accident in the summer of 2011, when Kinkel-Schuster (vocals, guitar) and Bryant (drums, vocals) casually recorded an album’s worth of songs over one weekend in Pittsboro, MS. Picked up and released by Misra Records in March of 2012, this debut, Phantom Limb, quietly garnered the band praise from NPR (“...an unassuming sleeper, prone to fits of stark gorgeousness”), The AV Club (“unexpectedly lovely”), Paste, and Vice.
Water Liars Wyoming Track Listing:
2. Fake Heat
5. Cut A Line
6. How Will I Call You
8. You Work Days I Work Nights
9. Fine Arts
10. Bird Of Song