Wire Announce New Album, ’10:20′

Described as a collection of "stray" tracks, it will be released on vinyl on Record Store Day

Wire have a new album on the way next month.

Titled 10:20, the band describe the vinyl-only album as a collection of "stray" tracks with some dating back to the ’80s. "These are recordings of pieces that couldn’t be accommodated on regular albums," explains a press release, which adds that it also features "compositions that – following their original studio recording – evolved substantially through live performance, and so deserved a new life on record. "

Above, you can hear the 10:20 version of ‘Small Black Reptile’ which originally dates back to the band’s 1990 album, Manscape, and has been re-recorded with a new arrangement by the current line-up of Colin Newman, Graham Lewis, Robert Grey and Matthew Simms.

10:20 is a special release for Record Store Day, which this year takes place on April 18, and will be available to buy in-store only from that date. It just comes just three months on from the band’s last album, Mind Hive.

Read tQ’s review of Mind Hive here as well as our January Black Sky Thinking feature assessing the influence of the Beatles on Wire.

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