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Live Review: Wire at Neumos 5/27/2015

text and photos by Alan Lawrence For almost 40 years, art-rockers Wire have been pushing the sonic envelope. Their first three albums (Pink Flag, 154 and Chair Missing) make up one of the best trilogies in modern music. These albums took post-punk to a dimension not fully understood for decades to come. Now touring underRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, May 25th: • Sasquatch! Festival at The Gorge, George, WA // All Ages (more info) • Northwest Folklife Festival at the Seattle Center // FREE, All Ages (more info) • KEXP Presents Heaven Adores You: the Elliott Smith Story at Northwest Film Forum // All Ages (more info)

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Review Revue: Minimal Compact – Raging Souls

This week’s post is actually, completely by coincidence, somewhat timely! I had somehow missed the news that the English punk/post-punk heroes Wire had just released a new album called Wire (because once you’ve been a band for almost forty years, why not go the self-titled route at long last?). The band, and singer Colin Newman,Read more…

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Thursday Music News

Björk opens her heart to the world today… literally! Check out the video for “Lionsong,” a stunning track from her latest Vulnicura. The video was created in collaboration with Björk, Inez & Vinoodh, and visual effects production house Framestore, and features the Icelandic artist dancing in elaborate costume, natch. Inez & Vinoodh explained, “She isRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Local label Sub Pop Records has issued an apology for this week’s Father John Misty release. It appears the fancy diorama featured in the deluxe vinyl edition of I Love You, Honeybear is affecting the vinyl. The label explains on their site, “In short, the extra, bulging thickness of the pop-up art in the FatherRead more…

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Video Roundup: Flag Day

It was on this day in 1777 that we adopted the ol’ stars and stripes to represent our country, and in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson officially established June 14th as Flag Day! Flags have waved all throughout musical history, too, whether black or pink or wild. Hoist your own flag up the flagpole, and enjoyRead more…

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DRILL: Seattle with Earth, Pillar Point, and Wire @ Barboza 11/21/2013

In March of this year, post-punk legends Wire threw a fantastic party in London with the introduction of DRILL, a festival they curated featuring the band themselves and a legion of sounds all without a doubt influenced by this stalwart band. The end of the festival coincided with the release Wire’s 13th studio album ChangeRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: DRILL: SEATTLE w/ Wire + Interview with Colin Newman

Earlier this year, post-punk legends Wire conceived of a music festival, DRILL. Frontman Colin Newman explains, “The concept is simple: it’s an unpretentious city festival featuring artists from across all genres actively curated by Wire with a lot of input from local, informed media partners. The concerts take place in small venues with great soundRead more…

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Song of the Day: Wire – Love Bends

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, selected by Morning Show host John Richards, is by legendary British post-punk band Wire.Read more…

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Out This Week 3/26

This week’s short list of new releases sees some old names returning with fresh new sounds. 80’s electronic alternative icons Depeche Mode return with their thirteenth studio album, perhaps their strongest effort yet in this post Y2K world. Delta Machine contains the familiar tropes: dark eroticism featuring Dave Gahan’s swooningly romantic lyrics amid swirling keysRead more…

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