Review: Four Decades In, Wire Are Hardly Frayed on ‘Nocturnal Koreans’

Warmth is not a word typically associated with Wire, a band so committed to emotional distance that they hired an opening band to play the…
Dan Weiss / May 4, 2016

Wire’s Colin Newman and Minimal Compact’s Malka Spigel Murmur as Immersion on ‘Analogue Creatures 10′

Colin Newman, lead singer of punk pioneers Wire, and Malka Spigel, of formative Israeli experimentalists Minimal Compact, are back with their ongoing collaboration Immersion. The group's latest…
Megan Bradley / January 29, 2016

St. Vincent Joins Wire for Spiraling ‘Drill’ in Chicago

This weekend, the post-punk greats in Wire are putting on the latest installment of their DRILL Festival in Chicago. As announced on the fest's website,…
Colin Joyce / June 13, 2015

Q&A: Nobody Puts Wire in a Corner

Shape-shifting art-punks Wire have no desire to be just any one thing. Best known for their wildly different first three albums, released between 1977 and…
Rachel Brodsky / April 17, 2015

Wire’s New Self-Titled Album Is Now Streaming

Wire are streaming their upcoming 14th album, the self-titled Wire, two weeks before its release date. The new album is a follow-up to the influential London…
James Grebey / April 6, 2015

Hear Wire’s Rose-Tinted Romance Tribute ‘Love Bends’

Wire are set to release their 13th album on March 26 via their own Pinkflag label, but Change Becomes Us isn't your standard late-career entry for…
Chris Martins / March 8, 2013

Wire Geek Out With Turgid Trekkie-Punk ‘Doubles & Trebles’ From March Album

"Resistance is futile," Colin Newman barks on "Doubles & Trebles," the first song released from Wire's upcoming album Change Becomes Us. It wouldn't be fair to…
Marc Hogan / January 18, 2013

First Spin: Hear Wire’s Live ‘Drill’

Last year, Wire toured four continents in a run of dates more extensive and ambitious than anything the reunited British punk prophets had previously attempted…
David Bevan / January 9, 2012

FREE ALBUM! SPIN’s Soundtrack for Coachella

The annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will be going off in the California desert April 15-17, but even if you're not attending you…
Peter Gaston / April 11, 2011

New Video: Spoon’s Britt Daniel Covers Wire

There's no shortage of covers today on SPIN.com, with ScarJo's take on Jeff Buckley's "Last Goodbye" and TV on the Radio's rendition of Bowie's "Heroes."
William Goodman / January 27, 2009

Available Today: July 15, 2008

Here's a rundown of what's available online and in record stores this week. Click each album title to read Spin's review:…
SPIN Staff / July 15, 2008


What? Rock critics and musicians alike -- Michael Stipe, Robert Smith, and Robert Pollard just to name a few -- have heralded Wire as founding…
Chelsea Sime / July 11, 2008