Tag: 154

This week’s new releases: Wire, Poster Children, Breeders, Matthew Sweet, Rat Scabies

This week’s new releases: Wire, Poster Children, Breeders, Matthew Sweet, Rat Scabies

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s releases include titles from Wire, Poster Children, The Breeders, Matthew Sweet, Rat Scabies and Lords of Acid.

Wire preps demo-packed expanded reissues of ‘Pink Flag,’ ‘Chairs Missing’ and ‘154’

Wire preps demo-packed expanded reissues of ‘Pink Flag,’ ‘Chairs Missing’ and ‘154’

Seminal post-punk act Wire will reissue its first three albums — 1977’s Pink Flag, 1978’s Chairs Missing and 1979’s 154 — in May with each remastered album packaged in a special book and featuring one or more bonus discs filled with studio demos and previously unreleased material. Full details here.

Video: Wire performs ‘Red Barked Trees,’ ‘Map Ref 41N 93W’ on Jimmy Fallon

Video: Wire performs ‘Red Barked Trees,’ ‘Map Ref 41N 93W’ on Jimmy Fallon

Mid-way through a short North American tour in support of the just-released Red Barked Tree, U.K. post-punk legends Wire dropped by ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ last night for their first American television performance in a quarter century.

Wire announces ‘Legal Bootleg Series,’ preps 12th studio album for January release

Wire announces ‘Legal Bootleg Series,’ preps 12th studio album for January release

Reactivated U.K. post-punk greats Wire — who are eying a January release for their as-yet-unnamed 12th album — have announced the launch of their ‘Legal Bootleg Series,’ a download-only concert series that kicks off with choice gigs recorded in 1978, 1988 and 2000.