Wire Faces “King Cataract”

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:: Lost Lake (CD Release) :: February 7 ::

Wire Faces

King Cataract

Independent

3.5 out of 5 stars

 

Wire Faces, the post punk group with ties to both Denver and Fort Collins, had such a monumental 2011, that for much of 2012 the band laid low — at least in comparison to the year before. In 2011, the band traveled to SXSW, were named “Best Rock Band” for the third year in a row by the FoCOMA Peer Awards, and were nominated for “Best Post Punk Band” by Westword for the second year. They released an EP and charted on the CMJ Top 200 list.

So with the pressure on, the group locked itself away to work on King Cataract, which they self-recorded and produced so that they didn’t have to deal with expensive studio time. The 11 song album is classic post-punk on multiple levels and runs the whole spectrum of the genre, with some  tracks leaning more toward Krautrock, while others sound as if they were lifted from MTV in the 1980s. But the beauty of King Cataract is how Wire Faces present these songs with one foot planted in the roots of the genre, while the other is clearly far ahead in the modern interpretation of post punk.                                                   — BFJ

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:: Lost Lake (CD Release) :: February 7 ::

 

 

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