Wire are unstoppable. The post-punk veterans are approaching their 40th anniversary, yet continue to belt out relevant, influential music. Just over the past few years they've released three critically acclaimed albums [Change Becomes Us (2013), Wire (2015) and Nocturnal Koreans (2016)]. And the string of excellence (and excitement) continues -- Wire announced they'll release their 15th studio album Silver/Lead on March 31st.
The release date coincides with the 40th anniversary of their debut live show (as a four piece)*, however Wire emphasize that the album is NOT a nostalgia trip:
"Silver/Lead is an album which has nothing to do with the past and everything to do with the future...it's about as far from nostalgia as you could get. This is the sound of a uniquely addictive 21st century psychedelic post-punk."
Silver/Lead will be released on CD, LP, and as a special edition set (80 page book with lyrics, color photos, new band interviews, and CD). Pre-order from Wire's store and stream the addictive new single "Short Elevated Period" below:
*Wire state that they chose Friday, March 31st as the release date for Silver/Lead because it is the closest available release day to coincide with the anniversary of their first gig as a four piece (April 1st, 1977). Albums are released globally on Fridays, so the actual anniversary date of April 1st (a Saturday) was not an option.
Published January 23rd, 2017