Pop enthusiasts may have made a similar observation to the one your humble Austin Music Minute maven is about to make: Wiretree is often mistaken for a U.K. band. Consistently. It never fails. And, quite frankly, it’s a massive compliment. They’ve gotten comparisons to artists like The Kinks, The Beatles, sometimes Radiohead, in addition to a few references sort of off the beaten path, like Teenage Fanclub or The La’s. But it all boils down to front man Kevin Peroni’s uncanny ability to captivate the ears with exquisite pop tunes, as you’ll find on their fourth album, Get Up. Once again, Wiretree has another brilliant pop-rock gem on their hands with a collection of tracks sounding as catchy, melodic and uplifting as ever.
Wiretree’s new album was released last week, but the band is celebrating with a release show tonight at Lamberts, 401 W. 2nd St. The bill includes sets by local Americana/indie-pop quintet The Lennings and a trio out of San Antonio with some faces you might recognize (think Buttercup), Grand Marais. Doors open at 10 p.m. Recommended.