MP3 Wire Graffiti - Hitting Traffic
A modern day Mae West with road rage at a busy intersection where PJ Harvey, Radiohead and Primus have just gotten into a pile up
11 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Hard Rock, ROCK: Modern Rock
"It''s easy to get absorbed in Wire Graffiti. It rises up and envelops you like a thick and choppy sea. Katherine Sawyer has one of those hypnotic and harrowing voices that draws you in but also makes you suspect she''ll kick your ass if you''re not careful. In one song it reminds me a little of Ani DiFranco, in another like Alanis, and once even a bit like Siouxsie. You know, that sort of voice. Yikes!"
"On slices of "Cold Pizza", Stev Ohanis'' guitar is dreamy and burbly one moment, buzzing and brutal the next, and Sawyer waxes and wanes to match. Jagged noodling and laconic, echoey semi-spoken vocals lend "Mean Old Man" a sinister feel, full of atmosphere and trajectory more then melody, like a chase scene through a thick fog. The fog thickens in "The Storm", along with animalistic guitar squeaks and shimmers and sleepy synth. Infectious as it is-with clattering finger cymbals, trippy guitar kaleidoscopes, Sawyer''s blase snarl, and a robotically funky rhythm-"Magic Genie" is definitely no "Genie In A Bottle". It''s a genie let loose from its bottle and taking you soaring (scarily) over blinding desert sands."