Record of the Day…Two from Terrible Liars


If you like The Lemonheads, Best Kissers in the World, or maybe even early Goo Goo Dolls (when they were good), then Terrible Liars is for you.

Terrible Liars are a band from Ottawa (man Ottawa has a wicked scene right now) and they just happen to play messy, punky, power pop a lot like the bands mentioned above. It’s a sound I personally will never get tired of. I stumbled upon their demo looking for something else, I love it when that happens.

With a bit of digging I found that the band used to go by the name Brendan Flynn and the Terrible Liars and had more of a Ryan Adams roots sound, which was pretty good as well. But I must say I like the new direction if that’s what it is.

“30th Birthday” is a poppy number and pretty radio friendly through all the crashing drums, buzzing guitars and drunk harmonies.

“A Sexy Interview with Deion Sanders”, yes that’s the title, sounds like a cross between Montreal’s Doughboys and Tim-era Replacements.

Very promising stuff from a band to watch.

Terrible Liars – Website

Terrible Liars – Facebook

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Domestic now, but spent early to late 80s playing drums in a hair metal band in Toronto. Since then I've lost the hair and have found new ways to scratch the rock and roll itch.

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