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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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Wire – “Cactused”

Wire are still going strong after all these years. While there have been some breaks in the band's 43-year career, the British post-punk band are…
James Rettig | October 22, 2019 - 9:42 am

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FITTED – “Training Pit Bulls For The Navy”

FITTED weren't really supposed to be a band. They were supposed to be a one-off collaboration -- a few punk-rock legends joining forces for one…
Peter Helman | August 21, 2019 - 10:14 am

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Hear Wire’s Previously Unreleased “The 15th” Demo

Few bands explored and exploded the possibilities of punk rock as early and often as Wire. The London combo emerged concurrently with punk totems the…
Chris DeVille | May 14, 2018 - 11:47 am

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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

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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
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