Hear Liars’ Fashionable 19-Minute ‘Mr. Your on Fire Mr.’ Remix
Shape-shifting trio reworks 2001 dance-punk track for St. Laurent runway show
With disco fever still at pandemic levels, Liars’ “Mr. Your on Fire Mr.” is just as relevant as upon its release on the then-Brooklyn-based band’s 2001 debut album, They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top. The itinerant trio recently remixed the frenetic post-punk update, stretching “Mr.” to 19 minutes — more than seven and a half times the song’s original length. The occasion for this surprise treat? “We were approached by Hedi Slimane to reconfigure this track for the Saint Laurent Spring/Summer ’14 runway show,” the band explained on Facebook. “And by reconfigure we mean: Take the short original that was made in turn-of-the-millennia NYC, grab it by the throat, punch it in the face and kick it down the street until it reached a place we’d never imagined possible before.” Strut down the runway while streaming the resulting excellence below.