Rock Post Punk
With roots in both Ft. Collins and Denver, Colorado’s Wire Faces has a sound that can only be described as bigger than the sum of its parts. 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. This concoction is the result of the band’s somewhat autonomous style of writing. Their affinity to not subscribe to a particular genre has allowed Wire Faces to stand apart from their peers, while strengthening the foundation of their creative center, improvisation.
Since 2011, the group has had the opportunity to play the South by Southwest Festival, were named “Best Rock Band” three years in a row by the FoCOMA Peer Awards, and were nominated for “Best Post-Punk Band” by Westword four years running. Wire Faces released a 6-song E.P., Diamonds & Gold, which gained wide regional acclaim and charted on the CMJ’s Top 200. In February of 2013, the band released a full-length album entitled King Cataract, which was written, recorded, and produced entirely by Wire Faces, and finds the band examining a more mature and colorful spectrum of sound.
The trio released a series of singles and music videos throughout 2014 and then a 7” vinyl in 2015.
Looking to expand the textures and sound palette of the band, Wire Faces have added a new member who covers synthesizer and saxophone duties in 2016. The lineup is working on another full length release for 2017.