Wire “Red Barked Trees” & “Map Ref 41N 93W” On Fallon

Following fairly quickly (all things considered) on the heels of 2008’s Object 47, legendary English punks/post-punks Wire released their 12th album Red Barked Tree in January. They played the collection’s closer “Red Barked Trees” last night on Jimmy Fallon, their first American television appearance in almost 25 years. The statues behind them were probably hoping for Arcade Fire, but the guys sounded great.

Colin Newman & Co. also did 1979 classic “Map Ref 41N 93W” as a web exclusive: