Shoegaze heavyweights, Whirr (previously known as Whirl), have unveiled their newest release, Around. This EP sees the band keeping things somewhat dark in their well traversed realm of doom-and-gloom but transcendentally beautiful shoegaze.  What’s so refreshing and progressive about this release is that they’ve taken their shoegaze foundation and built a post-rock strength on top of it! I absolutely love this band. Any and all attempts they’ve made have been damn solid. Expect this release to be no exception!!

Keep in mind, although only 4 tracks, this album accumulates to almost 28 minutes worth of music. Catch the just released track, “Swoon,” down below!!

PS If this band is of any interest to you, I’d highly recommend checking out their Big Cartel page — they recently had their practice space broken into while on tour out in the UK. This sets them back heavily and seeing as though they plan to tour the US in the summer, any and every purchase really helps them out!

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The Details


LP / CD / Cassette / Digital Download (out 7/9/13)

ffWhirr returns with Around, an EP that finds the group restrained, but no less dark. Here, they explore longer songs, with their shortest clocking in at just under six minutes. Catchy melodies, traditionally a part of the band’s wheelhouse, give way here to a droning ambience, shifting Whirr slightly from their shoegaze core toward a dour post-rock sound. Vocalists Kristina Esfandiari and Loren Rivera keep their contributions misty and abstract, serving here as additional instruments more than messengers. But the thunderous drums and lavish guitar work remain — albeit in a colder, glassier form — making Around both a departure and a logical step forward from Whirr’s previous work...... click here for more info on this release

1. Drain
2. Swoon
3. Keep
4. Around

LP: Record Club members receive black inside milky clear color in color vinyl. All RC copies hand-numbered. First retail pressing is heavy black splatter on milky clear vinyl (limited to 1350). Mail-order only variant is 180gram black vinyl (limited to 350 copies). LP jacket has swirl die cut. Full color thick inner sleeve. All customers receive an 11x17 promo poster. Free digital download and album will be in your hands by the first week or July.

CD: The CD is packaged in an uncoated recycled sleeve. All customers receive an 11x17 retail poster. Free digital download and cd will be in your hands by the first week or July.

Cassette: The cassette comes with a full color j-card. 500 copies. All customers receive an 11x17 retail poster. Free digital download and tape will be in your hands by the first week or July.

320Kbps Digital Download : $8 / USA: $12-CD, $9-Cassette (1st Class), $15-LP (retail color shipped Media Mail), $16-180gram (Media Mail) / Canada: $15-CD, $13.50-Cassette, $26-LP, $27-180gram / Rest of the World: $17-CD, $15-Cassette, $33-LP, $34-180gram

Price $15

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