Sure, you can still find some of the first-generation post-punk bands out there on the road, revving up their angular riffs and alienation-nation lyrics for the reunion-tour crowd (Hello, PiL!), but how many of the artists who turned rock upside down in the late ’70s are still making vital new music? If you’re making a list — which shouldn’t take too long — we’ll give you a little help; you can start with Wire. Red Barked Tree, due out January 11 on the band’s own Pink Flag label, is the third Wire album since the boys got back together about a decade ago. It’s also the second without founding guitarist Bruce Gilbert — the other three original members have definitively shown themselves capable of carrying on as a trio.
In 2010, we’ve become so accustomed to hearing countless Wire-inspired bands that the pioneering group’s influence is as omnipresent as air. So it almost seems jarring each time we receive another reminder that the original article is still out there, and is in fact still ripping it up with a fervor that puts most of their followers to shame. And while you’ll have to wait until early 2011 to climb to the top of the Red Barked Tree, you can still get a sneak peek at the track “Two Minutes,” which has been made available as a teaser.
Fuente: LimeWire Music Blog