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by Andrew Sacher
California shoegazers Whirr (whose Nick Bassett used to be one of the revolving members in post-metal crew Deafheaven) are set to release a new mini-LP, Around, on July 9 via Graveface. The first single from that release, "Swoon," is total shoegaze in terms of atmosphere, but the music itself is darker, heavier, and more similar melodically to a band like Hum than MBV. Check that song out below.
Whirr will be supporting the new mini-LP with a tour this summer. Many of the dates on the tour are with Nothing, including the NYC show happening on August 13 at Saint Vitus. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet, but check Ticketfly for updates. All dates are listed below.
All Whirr dates are listed, along with that song stream, below...
Whirr - "Swoon"
Whirr - Around
Whirr -- 2013 Tour Dates
07.31 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Underground
08.01 - Midland, TX @ Pinebox
08.02 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
08.03 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk
08.06 - Tampa, FL @ Crowbar *
08.07 - Jacksonville, FL @ Atticus Bar *
08.08 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn *
08.09 - Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor *
08.10 - Philadelphia, PA @ AKA Records (free early show)
08.10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie (late show) *
08.11 - Washington, DC @ DC9 *
08.13 - New York City, NY @ Saint Vitus *
08.15 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott *
08.16 - Montreal, QC @ Casa *
08.17 - Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar *
08.18 - Cleveland, OH @ Weapons of Mass Creation *
08.20 - Detroit, MI @ Garden Bowl *
08.21 - Chicago, IL @ Quenchers *
08.26 - Seattle, WA @ Vera Project *
08.27 - Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar *
* with Nothing