The rock and roll crew from Los Angeles known as Wirewalker have released their latest official EP, “Jaw Wired Shut.” The EP is composed of four original, previously unreleased tracks, “Shakedown,” “The Wise Child,” “Smithereens,” and the title track which opens the album, “Jaw Wired Shut.” Wirewalker’s “Jaw Wired Shut” EP has been published on the independent Sanctum Records music label. Endlessly stylish, driving and with measured amounts of verve and aggression, “Jaw Wired Shut” is an album that proves these scions of the Los Angeles alt-rock scene are more than worth the price of admission.
Wirewalker cite as main artistic influences contemporary rock legends such as Radiohead, Queens of the Stone Age, and St. Vincent. Their sound blends the velvety, melodic groove of UK groups like Pulp and the Catherine Wheel with the more American, pop-infused style of the pre-2000 era of indie rockers such as Drive Like Jehu, Firehose and Pavement.
“Jaw Wired Shut” features stunningly effective keyboard accompaniment paired with subtly powerful bass lines, as well as guitar licks and vocal leads that ring out naturally, unpretentious and raw. Wirewalker’s concrete-solid drums are both energetic and unassuming, the combination of which paints the entirety of the Wirewalker sound in vibrant, electrified tones and grows toward the foreground from track to track.
Speaking of the theme of their new EP, Wirewalker writes simply that “’Jaw Wired Shut’ covers topics ranging from fear of the unknown to exploring human nature.”
Wirewalker’s official bio describes them as having been “formed in 2012 as Ryan Pressman and Bobby Thayer’s musical project. Later, Sean Holt joined the group, cementing the group’s lineup. Since then, Wirewalker’s sound has evolved into an eclectic mix of electronic, rock, hip hop, and jazz styles.”
“Jaw Wired Shut” by Wirewalker is available online worldwide. Get in early.
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