There Were Wires
There Were Wires (Deluxe Edition)
PUT THIS IN YOUR DEN for simultaneously one of the most influential and underrated metalcore records ever produced. Without much warning, the album kicks off quick, slapping you in the face with the band's cacophony of emotive blasts and will keep you engaged through all of the new bonus material. A true gem finally getting the vinyl treatment.
Available on Deluxe 20th Anniversary Edition yellow with blood splatter wax, limited to only 250! First time on vinyl
Release date: Friday, 05/12/23
Unlikely but overwilling, the embryonic form of Boston’s There Were Wires traversed every basement, rec hall and dive club in the city to blow out speakers and vocal chords alike with their explosive brand of hardcore punk. Their blend of harshly emotive dissonance and punchy, anthemic songs pulled inspiration from bands like Converge, Portraits of Past, and Unbroken. Though it’s true that TWW’s live shows were a powder keg of chaos, the true gooey center of the band revealed an honest vulnerability that belied the tough crowd of contemporaries, which gained them a small but devoted cult following in the New England scene.
The band’s debut self titled LP is being pressed for the first time on vinyl and has been completely remixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge) at God City Studios, and includes several out of print B-Sides and the band’s 1999 demo.
Members of TWW went on to form the bands: Disappearer, Doomriders, and No Flowers.