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Bay Area post-shoegaze sextet, Whirr, generates expressive songs of cutting guitar textures backed by misty vocals. Their full length debut ‘Pipe Dreams’ dropped via TeePee Records on March 13th. ‘Distressor’ is a reissue of their debut EP, originally released in mid-2011 as a 500 copy vinyl only run in the UK.
Whirr's spirit rejuvenates the '90s shoegaze sound, providing a widescreen update for the post-millennial era. A wall of lush guitars, breathy vocals, dreamy synth and thunderous drumming send the listener to a picturesque realm. Instantly catchy melodies and emotional, enveloping atmospheres hang fully in balance. The sound of Whirr is a total crush when texture, volume, bright pop melodies and dense guitar noise fuse perfectly.
Twenty years after My Bloody Valentine awed music fans with the now-classic 'Loveless' LP, Whirr emerges with their own fluid surge of drones and reverberations. However, classifying them only as shoegaze diminishes their complexity. Guitarist, Nick Bassett, also plays in the celebrated post-black metal band, Deafheaven, whose latest release was named one of NPR’s Best Metal Albums of 2011. That influence infiltrates Whirr’s sound, producing an interwoven sound. The cd is packaged in a recycled gatefold sleeve and the retail vinyl color is black/white/grey splatter on clear.