Wire To Appear On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon!
Download: "Two Minutes" from Red Barked Tree (via Pitchfork)
On April 5 Wire will appear on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon! Wire has just announced a headline tour of North America, which includes a stop at this year’s Coachella Music Festival and two shows in New York City!
At a time when back catalogue outsells fresh creativity and newcomers achieve fame by adding a lick of paint to their parent’s record collections, it’s unusual to find a band who, despite plying their trade for decades, are willing and able to make new work that's as vital and relevant as their own illustrious past recordings. Wire are such a band, and with Red Barked Tree they just might have succeeded in making a statement that will sound as strong in 30 years as their celebrated historical oeuvre does today.
Red Barked Tree rekindles a lyricism sometimes absent from Wire's previous work and reconnects with the live energy of performance, harnessed and channeled from extensive touring over the past few years.
Red Barked Tree was conceived, written and recorded mostly during 2010 by the pared-down line-up of Colin Newman, Graham Lewis and Robert Grey -- with no guests. Ranging from the hymnal "Adapt" to the barking sledgehammer art-punk of "Two Minutes," the album encompasses the full palette of style and nuance that has always endeared Wire to pastel-tinged pop aficionados and bleeding-edge avant-rockers alike.
Whatever Wire make is Wire music: this is the band's enigmatic guiding axiom. While Wire remain agnostic about the nature and identity of their aesthetic essence, itÃs always been instantly recognizable, manifesting itself throughout their heterogeneous work. Perhaps this enigma will be revealed when we find the Red Barked Trees....
“Red Barked Tree captures the sharp and fiery hallmark defined by Colin Newman, Graham Lewis and Robert Grey some thirty-odd years ago to strike a pressure point relevant to younger generations..” – URB
“…Wire have successfully reinvented themselves once again, this time as wise elder statesmen cautioning against a world where over-reliance on GPS systems has replaced the basic survivalist skill of knowing your map references..” - Pitchfork
“Red Barked Tree is the most successful product to date of this examination.” – Uncut
Wire Tour Dates
April 01 - Toronto, Canada @ Lee's Palace
April 02 - Montreal, Canada @ Le Cabaret du Mile End,
April 03 - Boston, MA @ Middle East
April 05 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
April 06 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
April 07 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
April 08 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk
April 09 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
April 10 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
April 12 - Portland, OR @ Dante's
April 13 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
April 14 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
April 16 - Indio, CA @ Coachella Festival
April 17 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s