Stream: Wire, ‘Doubles & Trebles’ — first track off upcoming ‘Change Becomes Us’ LP

U.K. post-punk legends Wire this week offered up the first taste of their upcoming 13th album Changes Becomes Us in the form of opening track “Doubles & Trebles,” which is apparently a reworking of a previously unreleased song called “Ally in Exile.” Which makes sense, as the album is being build as “exploration of unrecorded material originally written in 1979-80.”

Below, you can stream the track, which premiered at Pitchfork and The Quietus.

The Quietus also announced that it will be working with Wire — featuring core members Colin NewmanGraham Lewis and Robert Grey. plus new guitarist Matt Simms — on a series of events in London this March called WIRE:DRILL that will conclude with a full performance of Change Becomes Us at Heaven on March 24, the day before the album is released in the U.K.







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  • Jones Foyer

    This fits right onto Chairs Missing in terms of songwriting and tone, the mix is much more modern though. I don’t think it really adds anything to process Colin’s voice. Decent enough though, I think Wire has done quite well with their new work- faring much better than Gang Of Four.

  • I was just going to write that…this sounds like it’s directly off of Chairs Missing.

  • Charles

    Can’t wait, sounds awesome. Red Barked Tree was brilliant, it will be nice to hear these older ideas fleshed out. I can’t think of any period in their history that I didn’t enjoy thoroughly.



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