Celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, classic UK post-punks Wire are gearing up for a new album release. Title Silver/Lead, the record arrives March 31 via the group's own Pinkflag label.
The album will mark Wire's 15th studio effort, and while it arrives on the 40th anniversary of their debut performance, a press release promises "it's about as far from nostalgia as you could get," adding, "This is the sound of a uniquely addictive 21st century psychedelic post-punk."
For a taste of that future sound, you can stream the new track "Short Elevated Period." As you'll hear, it comes with Colin Newman delivering some sugary, hook-heavy melodies over a thick bed of complex and fuzzed-out sonics. The lyrics, which ask "A parting of the ways, what had it come to? / Standing in the road, where would I go to?," come via bandmate Graham Lewis.
You can check out "Short Elevated Period" below, where you'll also find the new album's tracklist.
Wire's last album was 2016's Nocturnal Koreans.
1. Playing Harp For The Fishes
2. Short Elevated Period
3. Diamonds in Cups
4. Forever & A Day
5. An Alibi
6. Sonic Lens
7. This Time
9. Sleep On The Wing