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Listen: Wire - “Internal Exile,” “Nocturnal Koreans”

Nocturnal Koreans Due April 29 via Pinkflag

Mar 30, 2016
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Wire will be following up their self-titled album released last year with a new mini album Nocturnal Koreans, April 29th via pinkflag. To get fans excited for the album they've shared "Noctural Koreans" and "Internal Exile." According to the band's press release, "The synthetic, waltzing gait of 'Internal Exile' channels the spirit of under-appreciated '80s Wire but relocates it in a broader organic landscape, intriguingly fleshed out with Matthew Simms's lap-steel guitar and, for the first time in Wire's history, trumpet." The material for the album is left-over material from their self-titled album but shows the band moving in a different direction.

Colin Newman explains the difference further: "The WIRE album was quite respectful of the band and Nocturnal Koreans is less respectful of the band-or, more accurately, it's the band being less respectful to itself-in that it's more created in the studio, rather than recorded basically as the band played it, which was mostly the case with WIRE. A general rule for this record was: any trickery is fair game, if it makes it sound better."

You can listen to the tracks below:



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