Wiretree: “Broken Foot”
Randy Reynolds of Leatherbag produced Wiretree’s forthcoming album, Make Up, and it certainly shows. The Austin quartet shares a love of Brit-pop with Reynolds and Leatherbag, and it’s easy to see why the two would hit it off. But Wiretree has gone through a number of changes over the past half-decade. Starting out as a bedroom folk project for Kevin Peroni, the singer has incorporated a number of other styles and other musicians into the fold, and Make Up shows off this restlessness.
Peroni grew up listening to mainly classical music, but it was the music of Bob Dylan that first sparked a songwriting interest. Since 2005, Peroni has been recording under the name of Wiretree, but he’s slowly recruited a band to take his songs to a live setting. Make Up is Wiretree’s third album, but it’s the first to feature a full band. The recording captures this live energy, be it on hushed folk songs like “Josephine” or the jangly pop of “The Shore.” But the group comes into its own on “Broken Foot,” named for bassist (and wife of Kevin) Rachel Peroni’s own accident. The song is pure power-pop that’s sure to put Wiretree on the music map.
Make Up comes out on September 6, and the band recently stopped by Studio 1A for a live performance. Today’s song of the day comes from that session. Here’s “Broken Foot,” by Wiretree.”