Mightmare: ALBUM OUT NOW

...the remarkable Cruel Liars unleashes the piercing cry of a heart in lockdown, wrestling with a crushing burden of emotions.
No Depression

"...rough hew and stark, straightforward lyricism."
The New York Times
Sonically, there are a few things we got right in the 90’s–stompy rage fueled queer bands, hazy uber-pedaled guitar, poeticism to be yelled full chested towards the windshields of our 2nd (or 3rd, or 4th) hand vehicles. More generally, there was also a lot we got wrong. River Shook’s new solo project, Mightmare, finds a way to roll the sounds we couldn’t live without into a response to the things we couldn’t live with, confronting their habits and the rules they live by in the process. Loved for their work in Sarah Shook and the Disarmers, Shook’s 'Cruel Liars' brings crispy clean, country twanged vocals to the table alongside the furiously urgent need to express themselves. The record marks the process of finding meaning in spaces outside of gender or drinking or protocol, and slingshots itself towards something both conceptually remarkable and a simply exhilarating, embodied knockout.

1. Come What May
2. Saturn Turns
3. Cruel Liars
4. Red
5. Enemy
6. Make It Work
7. Easy
8. Sure Thing

Photo by Jillian Clark

Catch Mightmare on tour
10/18 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
10/19 Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor
10/20 Atlanta, GA @ 529
10/21 Greenville, SC @ Radio Room
10/22 Nashville, TN @ The Basement
10/23 Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
10/24 Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
10/25 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
10/26 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
10/27 Cincinatti, OH @ The Southgate House Revival
10/28 Urbana, IL @ Rose Bowl Tavern
10/29 Milwaukee, WI @ Catus Club
10/30 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle

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