Wire announce new album, tour dates

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Post-punk legends Wire have been on an impressive and fairly prolific streak since returning in 2002 with their Read and Burn EPs. Once again, the band has new music on the way, in the form of a new self-titled album, out April 21 via Pink Flag, which follows 2013’s Change Becomes Us. It’s the first new album of the band’s to be recorded with guitarist Matthew Simms, of It Hugs Back. And according to a press release, the album is full of “swooning pop melodies with a 60’s tinge and an irresistible, near motorik rhythmic momentum.”

Listen to a new track below, titled “Joust and Jostle,” and check out the artwork and tracklist.

Wire new albumWire tracklist:

1. Blogging
2. Shifting
3. Burning Bridges
4. In Manchester
5. High
6. Sleep-Walking
7. Joust & Jostle
8. Swallow
9. Split Your Ends
10. Octopus
11. Harpooned

Wire is also touring this spring in support of their new self-titled album. Check out the tour dates below.

Wire tour dates:

4/12-13 Brighton, UK – Prince Albert
4/14-18 London, UK – Drill : Lexington
4/20 Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms
4/21 Ramsgate, UK – Music Hall
4/22 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
4/23 Liverpool, UK – Kazimer
4/24 Hebden Bridge, UK Trades Club
4/26 Aberdeen, UK – Lemon Tree
4/27 Glasgow, UK – King Tuts
4/28 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
4/29 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
4/30 Bristol, UK – Fleece
5/27 Seattle, WA – Nuemos
5/29 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
5/30 Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex
6/2 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
6/3 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
6/4 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
6/5 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
6/6 Washington, DC – Black Cat
6/8 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
6/9 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
6/10 Louisville, KY – Headliners

Wire’s Chairs Missing is on our list of 10 Essential UK Post-Punk Albums.

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