Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Are You Ready?

Thirty one years after the release of their classic debut, Wire are gearing up for the release of their new album, Object 47 (so named because it is the 47th item in their discography). The record has a tentative release date of July 7 (UK; US release TBD).

Pinkflag had this to say: "Retaining Wire's idiosyncratic mix of an avant-garde mindset with classic pop timing, this album also boasts 'tunes with zoom', a unique formula that manages to sound wholly Wire (in a classic sense) and contemporary." Sounds good to me!

The band is starting a European tour in just a few days and there are plans underway for a US tour in October. Margaret Fiedler McGinnis will be playing rhythm guitar in place of Bruce Gilbert who left the band in 2004. Margaret was previously in Laika and has also toured with PJ Harvey.

The tracklist for Object 47:

One Of Us
Mekon Headman
Perspex Icon
Four Long Years
Hard Currency
Patient Flees
Are You Ready?
All Fours

Listen: Wire - 23 Years Too Late

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