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Wiretree's new album, featuring:
Wiretree - Luck
"Echoes can be heard of everything from vintage ‘60s pop-sike and Velvet Underground-esque choogle to paisley underground-tinted ‘80s stylings and latterday indie rock with a distinctive anthemic edge. There's an urgency afoot in the Wiretree music, and a naked honesty as well."
- Blurt Magazine
"With sophomore album Luck, Wiretree has fused inventive
indie-pop instrumentals with soulful, retro-rock vocals.
"Satellite Song" is a composite of electro-pop, Jeff Buckley folk and the poetic spirit of Simon &
Garfunkel. The Austin, Texas,
band's draw of contrasting influences has veered far away from the clutter of disjointed sounds that could so easily have resulted and instead has been able to create music that is effortlessly cohesive and somehow just makes sense."
"Beside having a sure melodic touch, Peroni has the remarkable ability to absorb his influences without regurgitating them, adding to the legacy of great indie pop rather than imitating it. The proof is in this delectable pudding: Luck gets better, richer, more satisfying with every
"We could easily play the influence game with the Austin, Texas indie rock foursome
Wiretree. There are traces of Britpop's cool factor and The Shagri-Las' lilt and sway on the
piano-tinkler "Satellite Song." Despite these tap roots, this quartet of misfit lovers craft pretty dang solid pop tunes, regardless of their touchstones. Now Wiretree's preparing the way for Luck, the follow-up to 2007's quietly disarming
"We have not been able to stop playing one
of 2009's most brilliant pop albums since it crossed our radar a few weeks ago.
The album title is Luck from the
incredibly talented Austin power pop band Wiretree. If you love masterfully
crafted, infectious, melodic pop with vintage 60's and retro hipster underground
influences, chances are you'll want to add Luck
to your CD collection. There are so many wonderful songs on Luck
that it was hard to pick only the three tracks we've presented here; choosing
just one is nearly impossible. The LP gets better with each spin."
"Luck is a collection of pop gems of
rare beauty, a panel revealing an inspired artist, a pill filled with good
feelings. Luck makes us laugh and cry when nobody is looking, when we listen
only to ourselves." (translated from Portuguese)
"Wiretree reached my radar with the first LP
Bouldin, and with Luck, it doesn't hit a sophomore slump here. No, they hit it out of the
"Information" has a truly infectious melody that insinuates itself into your feet and your mind. It is the kind of pop tune that will make you want to go back and listen again. It's a "feel good" and a "Wow!" song. "Satellite Song" has the coolest barroom piano bit in the background. It's a little out of tune and sounds like it has been dropped from a truck to the ground. The texture this piano adds is infinitely better than it would have been if it had been just a straight piano. The tune is, like "Information," so infectious that it demands repeating.
"This is a band that simply doesn't repeat itself. Introducing one song as a callback to the first record is hardly necessary, because the sense of progression in Wiretree's music is so easy to hear. That early tune uses simpler chords but tricky rhythms while the material from Luck adds precisely composed melodies from both guitar players. In Peroni's compositions the band never goes for more than eight bars without something changing dramatically; in the rare instances that the guitars don't change to something new and interesting the drums will pick up the slack. The basslines aren't busy but they're never duplicating something the guitars are taking care of already. In short this is music that's completed, the work of a composer who sweats over every detail in the manner of a sculptor or novelist. For those remaining few local music fans who are listening closely, this is a gift."
"The quartet - led by singer/songwriter Kevin Peroni - make clear, melodic pop music, borrowing bits from groups like The Beatles and Velvet Underground but with a modern indie rock twist. From crisp rockers like "Information" and "Back in Town" to the dark balladry of tracks like "Heart of Hearts," Wiretree sounds confident - and for good reason. The songs are well-written and the instrumentation sharp, with Peroni's smooth voice comfortably fitting into its niche."
those who thought that the power-pop was a musical register dying album 'Luck'
of Wiretree just to silence any possible rumor" (translated from French)
The six Peroni-produced tracks remind me of 70s Lowe. The three tracks produced by Lars Goransson are a bit more modern in feel, reaching forward into the late 80s. They provide a fine counterpoint to the punchiness of the other material. And on the whole, both sides of Wiretree come together to make a fine album. Peroni is a fine songwriter."
"Melodic guitar-based pop that harkens back to some of the better underground pop artists from the 1980s. It is important to note that even though this band is currently treading in underground circles...their music is surprisingly smooth and accessible. Killer guitar lines abound here...as do super smooth, well-focused vocals. So many bands use gimmicks in order to get their point across...these folks don't. Straight-shooter pop tunes include "Across My Mind," "Back In Town," "Information," and "Heart of Hearts." Good memorable pop delivered with style."
(Review of the single Back in Town) - "An undeniably upbeat pop song, channeling a 60s-era sound. The song will be released on Luck, Wiretree’s sophomore release. Entirely Wiretree’s own style pop, “Back In Town” has some subtle influences ranging wide and far from Velvet Underground to Wilco and beyond. Powerful guitar strums and an excellent xzylophone ring back passionate, emotive vocals; however melancholy, it’s hard not to get swept up in the catchy notes that keep this song powering forward.
Smother Magazine - "Austin, Texas long a boon to the indie music scene now can boast Wiretree to its added collection of great exports. “Luck” is a dynamic songwriter’s dream with smart vintage and retro sounds of hipster underground pop."