Wire Crimes – “Temples”


Colorful synths and spacious, psych-friendly vocals prove caressingly melodic on “Temples,” the new single from Wire Crimes. The project comes via New Jersey-based artist Adam Copeland, whose eclectic contributions span across a variety of projects, from the “Afro-inspired political punk” of The Meltdowns to the folk/new-wave integrations of Adam and the Plants.

Wire Crimes finds Copeland enamored with an arsenal headlined by “hardware synthesizers, pulsating bass lines, razor’s edge guitar, and driving rhythms.” The captivating “Temples” is full indication of such, with effervescent synth pads, heady arps, and harmonious vocals converging with stellar melodic strengths.

The track comes via the EP The Impermanence of Things, which explores “memories of lost kinship, childhood reckoning, sleepless nights, and miscommunication.” Stream it below:

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of June 2023’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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