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Wire Post To Wire On their third album, the Standard play like they're methodically trying to wake from an unnerving dream, employing tightly wound melodies and rapid...Wire Post To Wire On their third album, the Standard play like they're methodically trying to wake from an unnerving dream, employing tightly wound melodies and rapid...2004-03-26

Wire Post To Wire

Producer (group): Yep Roc; Status: In Season

On their third album, the Standard play like they’re methodically trying to wake from an unnerving dream, employing tightly wound melodies and rapid guitar half-riffs that reek of trepidation. The tension eases up a bit midway through the CD, when the band dips low into pulpy piano screeds, but before too long Tim Putnam’s piecemeal yowls become a tedious distraction from the music’s mesmeric effects.

Originally posted March 26 2004 — 12:00 AM EST

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