Celebrating the release of their new self-titled album which was just released this past April via their own Pink Flag, London’s seminal post-punks, Wire came to the Echoplex to show off their chops and new tunes. Playing over 20 songs, both new and old, Wire delivered a performance that was fresh in sound, but still radiated their early Brit punk nostalgia. Playing a healthy serving of cuts from their new album, the songs were super vibe-y and sounded like a lot of the psych bands around right now. With thicker pop melodies, the song still had a dark tone, but were more inviting to the dance floor. It was great to hear their new songs, and see that they can still hold an audience’s attention, however; fans were really hoping to hear more of their old catalog. Needless to say, the set was tight and you can easily see that Wire still have a very heavy influence in the modern post-punk and psych bands of today. They say imitation is the ultimate form of a flattery, and kids today are still trying to perfect that classic Wire sound.
Opening up for Wire were Mild High Club, led by Alexander Brettin. Recently signed to Los Angeles label, Stones Throw, Mild High Club were a sweet dose of drug-jam dream-pop. They had a very 70s-feel to them. Think Beatles Sargent Peppers era meets Todd Rundgren and Ariel Pink. They were definitely a positive trip to be experienced.
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Photography: David Evanko / Minivan Photography
Mild High Club
Mild High Club
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