Mega music news: A new Wire record titled Red Barked Tree will be released Jan. 11 on Pink Flag. Notes from the recent announcement:

"Red Barked Tree rekindles a lyricism sometimes absent from Wire’s previous work and reconnects with the live energy of performance, harnessed and channeled from extensive touring over the past few years. Red Barked Tree was conceived, written and recorded mostly during 2010 by the pared-down line-up of Colin Newman, Graham Lewis and Robert Grey -- with no guests.

Wire - Two Minutes (free download)