Friday, 5 December 2014


Whirr (originally Whirl) are a five-piece shoegaze band from San Francisco, California, that formed in 2010. Since they began, they've been getting a lot of attention, for numerous reasons. They attract attention from the Run For Cover-and-affiliates section of modern music because of their work with that label and their shows with other associated bands. They've also garnered some attention from the more indie-oriented camp because of their genre and social media presence (for better or for worse). But aside from all that, the main focus is the music itself. Whirr blend shoegaze, post-rock, and dream pop into one, and have put out numerous releases that perfect this sound. The obvious influence derivatives are My Bloody Valentine, Ride, and Slowdive, but a ton of others could also be in that mix, such as Hum, Black Tambourine, and alternative rock greats Dinosaur Jr. and Sonic Youth. Whirr's sound is never tiring, since they employ numerous techniques that continue to make their music as dynamic as possible. They drench their songs and instruments in reverb and chorus, and make their way from slow, delayed, quiet echoes, to hard-hitting, fast-paced bouts of distortion and soft, melodic vocals. They feature a heavy bass sound, courtesy of Nick Bassett (formerly of Deafheaven). Whirr are a band that needs to be on everyone's radar, and seem to already be judging by the amount of requests they get, so enjoy!

1. Leave
2. Meaningless

1. Preface
2. Leave
3. Blue
4. Ghost
5. Meaningless
6. Child
7. Sandy

1. Junebouvier
2. Sundae

1. Reverse
2. Junebouvier
3. Bogus
4. Flashback
5. Formulas And Frequencies
6. Home Is Where My Head Is
7. Toss
8. Hide
9. Wait
10. Reverie

1. Whirr - Twist
2. Whirr - Between Asleep And Awake
3. Anne - Pet Names
4. Anne - Occasional Lovers

1. Whirr - Color Change
2. Monster Movie - Flatlining

1.  Blue
2. Flashback
3. Junebouvier
4. Twist

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

9. Pennyroyal Tea (Nirvana cover)

Note: Full comp here

1. Press
2. Mumble
3. Dry
4. Clear
5. Heavy
6. Sway
7. Lines
8. Feel

1. Whirr - Ease
2. Whirr - Lean
3. Nothing - Chloroform
4. Nothing - July the Fourth


  1. Thank you so much for this!

  2. This is my favorite band even with all the crap that went on I love this band oh thank you

  3. Absolutely amazing music. Sway is one of the best albums I've ever heard.

  4. Idiot atitudes apart, Sway is a gigantic great album.