Wire – Mind Hive
Condition: Brand New
Ships from: Melbourne
Wire are arguably the ultimate post-punk band. Since their formation, they have earned a reputation for creating music that stretches the rock format while reducing it to the essentials. With their talent for creating songs that perfectly balance experimentation and accessibility, Wire were recently hailed by Quietus magazine as "one of the most consistent British bands of all time".
However, Wire show little inclination to merely look back on past fame stories, but continue to concentrate resolutely on producing music that is intelligent, vital and defiantly modern.
"Mind Hive" is the group's first newly recorded material since "Silver/Lead" in 2017, which received rave reviews ("Some of the best tunes they've done" - The Guardian) and generated the best sales of their career. However, even though "Silver/Lead" sets the bar quite high, "Mind Hive" doesn't seem to have any problem with jumping over it.
Wire's back catalogue is naturally rich in influential, epochal works. Last year the groundbreaking first three albums were reissued: "Pink Flag", "Chairs Missing" and "154", which were voted among the top reissues of the year. And now "Mind Hive" comes at a time when Wire is being mentioned as an influence by another generation of bands. How a band that has been around for so long is still able to do such exciting and important work is hard to understand. And yet here we are: "Mind Hive" is the most masterful 35 minute post-punk.
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: UK & Europe