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Red Barked Tree

The late-’70s postpunk legends expand on their famously minimal sound in Red Barked Tree, piling on plenty of psych-pop texture on ”Adapt” and utilizing what might be an acoustic guitar (!) on the dreamy title track. That said, frontman Colin Newman hasn?t exactly mellowed since re-forming Wire in 2000. ”F— off out of my face,” he warns over a sleek funk groove on opener ”Please Take.” ”You take up too much space.” B

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Originally posted January 6 2011 — 12:00 AM EST

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