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Changing Creative Expression: What The Hell Even Is An Album In 2016?

This year has been a loud one. We've seen the deaths of titanic icons like David Bowie and Prince, the kinds of artists who touched…
Ryan Leas | June 17, 2016 - 12:01 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Wire Nocturnal Koreans

My favorite Wire story is this: In 1987, 10 years into their existence, the British postpunkers were getting ready to tour America for the first…
Tom Breihan | April 19, 2016 - 10:22 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

It's been a great week for rock music. Normally this list spans a variety of genres that coalesce to form a Frankenstein playlist of sorts.
Stereogum | February 26, 2016 - 6:00 pm

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Immersion – “Microclimate”

Immersion is Wire's Colin Newman and Minimal Compact's Malka Spigel. They're following up 2016's Analogue Creatures this year with another set of instrumentals called Sleepless,…
Chris DeVille | April 17, 2018 - 10:19 am

Stream Wire Silver/Lead

Wire are still going at it after all this time. They just put out a new album, Nocturnal Koreans, last year and it was good…
James Rettig | March 27, 2017 - 2:13 pm

Premiere

Wire – “Diamonds In Cups”

English post-punk greats Wire are still going strong after 40 years together. They're already following up 2016's Nocturnal Koreans with their soon-to-be-released 15th studio album…
Kim Ilkowski | February 28, 2017 - 9:23 am

Wire – “Short Elevated Period”

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…
Peter Helman | January 23, 2017 - 1:34 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Wire Nocturnal Koreans

My favorite Wire story is this: In 1987, 10 years into their existence, the British postpunkers were getting ready to tour America for the first…
Tom Breihan | April 19, 2016 - 10:22 am

Stream Wire Nocturnal Koreans

Wire were a vital part of postpunk's first generation, and now, 39 years after the release of their landmark debut album Pink Flag, they're still…
Tom Breihan | April 14, 2016 - 8:39 am

Wire – “Internal Exile”

Decades after they helped invent the sound of UK postpunk, Wire continue to sound way sharper and fiercer than a band of their vintage should…
Tom Breihan | March 30, 2016 - 12:12 pm

Wire – “Nocturnal Koreans”

Prolific, longevous UK postpunk quartet Wire have come with seminal music for almost four decades now, and it is a marvel that they still sound…
Collin Robinson | February 23, 2016 - 11:17 am

Watch Members Of Wilco, Shellac, American Football, & More Join Wire On “Pink Flag”

Wire's classics tend to be terse, minimal constructions that don't necessarily lend themselves to massive, sprawling all-star superjams. But this past weekend, one of them…
Tom Breihan | June 16, 2015 - 1:15 pm

Watch St. Vincent Play “Drill” With Wire At DRILL: CHICAGO Fest

As promised, St. Vincent joined UK post-punk legends Wire on stage at their own DRILL: CHICAGO Festival for an extended improvisatory rendition of their song…
Peter Helman | June 13, 2015 - 4:27 pm

Counting Down

Wire Albums From Worst To Best

"There are those who say Wire was the best punk band ever because it broke all of the rules, didn't stick with any of the…
Jeffrey Terich | April 22, 2015 - 10:01 am

St. Vincent To Collaborate With Wire At DRILL: Chicago Festival

DRILL is a festival series hosted by the seminal UK post-punk band Wire, who premiered the stream of their self-titled full-length earlier today. The latest…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 6, 2015 - 2:03 pm

Stream Wire Wire

Wire were one of the driving forces in the UK's first postpunk wave, and they were arguably the greatest band that that scene produced. Decades…
Tom Breihan | April 6, 2015 - 8:54 am
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