Pink Flag, Wire’s seminal debut album, turns 40 years old in December. But somehow, the post-punk pioneers are still around, and even more miraculously, they still sound absolutely vital. They cranked out an album last year and an album the year before that, and their streak is continuing this year with the newly announced LP Silver/Lead. It’ll be out 3/31, on the 40th anniversary of their debut performance, and they’ve just shared lead single “Short Elevated Period,” a fuzzy blast of surprisingly melodic guitar-pop, via NPR. Hear it below.
Silver/Lead is out 3/31 on pinkflag.