TRACK PREMIERE: WIRES ON FIRE “GOD’S GUEST LIST”
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L.A. band Wires on Fire didn’t last long as they should’ve, but they still left scorch marks. Their Buddyhead full-length in 2007 looked to be a leap to bigger things, but fate and circumstance saw the band disband by the end of 2008. We interviewed them back when L.A. RECORD was just one big piece of paper, right around the time they were working on what would’ve been their second full-length in between bassist Michael Shuman’s gigs as the new guy in Queens of the Stone Age.
Other than a pair of singles, nothing from that planned album has been heard until now. Grinding heavyrock song “God’s Guest List” is the first escapee from these sessions, and sounds like some gigantic monster-machine chewing its way through the landscape—it’s slow but it’s unstoppable, and the backing vocals make it sound even more sinister. Says founding guitarist/vocalist Evan Weiss:
“Before we ceased to exist as an active band in 2008, we were in the process of recording a second full-length record. Actually, it was more like an LP and a half’s worth of material. We put out a 7″ and a digital single with some of these recordings, but due to various reasons the majority of these songs have remained in various forms of completion … until now. ‘God’s Guest List’ marks the first of this collection of songs to be released, the rest due later this year.”
After Wires’ break-up, members graduated to their own projects—like sidemanning in Sparks, interviewed here, and Girls, interviewed here, or forming their own bands like Junk and PAPA. But they’ll be reuniting to celebrate the 15th anniversary of their debut Homewrecker EP on Thurs., Mar. 14, at the Echo, with No Parents, Mister Goodnite, and DJ Keith Morris—get tickets here, and look for the release of their complete second album later this year.