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‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: ‘The Ideal Copy’-era Wire goes under the ‘120 X-Ray’

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: ‘The Ideal Copy’-era Wire goes under the ‘120 X-Ray’

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we turn to this Downtown Julie Brown-hosted “120 X-Ray” segment on Wire following the band’s reformation and the recording of 1987’s The Ideal Copy” — the debut of the post-punk legends’ second incarnation.

Watch: Wire plays new ‘Silver/Lead’ songs, unreleased track in KEXP session

Watch: Wire plays new ‘Silver/Lead’ songs, unreleased track in KEXP session

U.K. post-punk warriors Wire stopped by the Seattle studios of KEXP radio in early April during a short West Coast swing in support of their 15th studio album, Silver/Lead, to perform a four-song on-air session and chat with host Stevie Zoom.

Wire marks 40th anniversary with new album ‘Silver/Lead’ — hear ‘Short Elevated Period’

Wire marks 40th anniversary with new album ‘Silver/Lead’ — hear ‘Short Elevated Period’

Legendary post-punk act Wire will open its 40th anniversary celebrations this year with the release of the band’s 15th studio album, Silver/Lead, which is preceded by the single “Short Elevated Period” — and you can stream that track here.

Wire announces November dates in Los Angeles, San Francisco: ‘More to follow’

Wire announces November dates in Los Angeles, San Francisco: ‘More to follow’

Wire this summer ventured to the U.S. for a brief tour in support of the band’s 13th studio album Change Becomes Us, sticking to the eastern portion of the country. Now fans on the West Coast will get a chance to see the group, as a pair of dates in Los Angeles and San Francisco have been announced.

Wire streams new album ‘Change Becomes Us,’ announces U.S. tour dates

Wire streams new album ‘Change Becomes Us,’ announces U.S. tour dates

Wire this week released their 13th studio album ‘Changes Becomes Us,’ and instead of offering the increasingly popular pre-release stream, the band is going for post-release: the full album, billed as an “exploration of unrecorded material originally written in 1979-80,” is now streaming over at Pitchfork.

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

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 ‘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.” The album is being build as “exploration of unrecorded material originally written in 1979-80.”