Wire Faces

  • Wire Faces
  • Genre
    Post-Punk Rock
  • Date
    Sunday 08/14/2016
  • Time
    11:35 AM - 12:10 PM
  • Place
    Linden Street Stage
  • With roots in Fort Collins and Denver, Colorado's Wire Faces has a sound that can be described as bigger than the sum of its parts. Wire Faces is an experimental rock band often characterized as "post-punk." Their music seethes with primal energy, chaos and melodic finesse.

    Front man and drummer Shane Zweygardt, guitarist Ian Haygood and bassist Menyus Borocz stylistically blend elements of post-punk into their groove-focused, experimental rock 'n' roll. The group refuses to subscribe to a particular genre, which has allowed Wire Faces to stand apart from their peers while strengthening the foundation of their creative center—improvisation.

    The group had the opportunity to play at South by Southwest in 2014. Since 2011, they were named "Best Rock Band" three times by the FoCOMA Peer Awards and nominated for "Best Post-Punk Band" by Westword four years in a row.

    Wire Faces released the six-song EP Diamonds & Gold, which gained regional acclaim and charted on CMJ's Top 200. In February 2013, the band released the full-length album "King Cataract." This album finds the band examining a more mature and colorful spectrum of sound.

    Looking to expand the sound textures and palette of the band, Wire Faces recently added a new member who plays synthesizer and saxophone. The group released a series of singles and music videos throughout 2014 and a 7" vinyl in 2015. They are now working on another full length album to be released late 2016 or early 2017.