...Trip Wire makes you feel better about life. Not by singing about a better life you’re not living, but by setting to music the life we’re all living together in a way that is as infectious as it is endearing”

Sarah Jayn Kemp @ The Bay Bridged

their new record is sure to feature the bristling live energy that made Cold Gas Giants such a gripping listen. We can't wait to hear the whole album, ”

Rex Broome - Big Stir Records

...Trip Wire....Those boys are going somewhere...”

— Andrew Griffin - Felsen

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comments about Cold Gas Giants:

"Best of 2017" Pop that goes crunch - Ice Cream Man

"Top 100 Albums" (59) - The Real Powerpop Group 

Best of 2017 - The Big Take Over - Jack Rabid

Top 50 - Absolute PowerPop

Top 25 - Plastico/Elastico - Powerpop Internacional

Top 20 - Big Stir 2017 Recommends 

"Together they thrum like a Yamaha, making urgent, propulsive pop in the vein of 20/20 or the Plimsouls..." Pop Geek Heaven 


...latest News

Help out a fellow musician and friend of Trip Wire 

Please take a moment and donate to help out a local SF musician, Teacher and friend of Trip Wire - Lenny Gill. 

From the Go Fund Me Page: 

"We are raising money for Lenny Gill, who is awaiting a heart transplant. 

This is Lenny - musician, food lover, animal lover, fun lover and just a lover in general.  He is the best type of friend that one could have the honor of knowing. 

That’s where we come into the picture.  We have the privilege of calling ourselves a friend of Lenny’s (some for many many years and others for fewer), all loving him dearly. 

Lenny is currently hospitalized due to a cardiac complication originating from some medical treatment he received as a youth.  He is on a cardiac support device and is hopefully going to be placed on the Heart Transplant list in the next week or so. 

Lenny’s main source of day to day financial support comes from his profession as a Music Teacher.  Unfortunately, he is going to be unable to teach for a considerable period of time. 

Let’s all get together to support Lenny and Marghi during this time and show them exactly how much they are loved.  (No amount is too small or too large). 

Thank you."


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Our amazing engineer and co producer George Rosenthal has created a killer list of local SF acts that have all recorded at his amazing studio. If you are in the area and have some really creative ideas, go see George. He is an very talented, very cool engineer, producer and all round amazing musician.  



Twirl Radio - What a great time! 

Thanks to Mike Lidskin for his featuring the band in his radio show and in his column here: https://twirlradio.com/ 


We played at the Twirl Radio - Twirl Fest 2! at the Blue Note Brewing Company. What a great crowd and all of the different bands playing together. We had a blast in the sun and are getting ready a video of this event. The Bobbleheads, American Professionals, Blame the Bishop, Desario. Wonderful beer and nachos! What an awesome afternoon. 


Listen to Mike's show here: https://www.mixcloud.com/mlidskin/twirl-radio-051892018/  We are at 1:30 ish...But Id listen to it all if I were you!

...article by The Bay Bridged 

The fine folks at The Bay Bridged came out to our show at SLG Art Boutiki & Gallery in San Jose this past Saturday with David Brookings and the Average Lookings...

"Like most musicians who are worth listening to in the power-pop genre, their sound is hard to describe. It’s real and earnest, without being too grimy. If the Replacements had been formed by decent human beings instead of youthful degenerates, I can imagine the product would have been similar to Trip Wire. Where the Replacements have razor-sharp edge, punk-rock strife, old beer bottles filled with cigarette butts, Trip Wire has pocket-knife resourcefulness, middle-age strife, and actual musical knowledge. 

Article here.

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