by Doug Moore
Whores @ Union Pool, June 1012 (more by Markus Shaffer)
Whores are one of the most promising members of a North American noise rock scene that seems to expand with each passing year. They've built a substantial following on the strength of single EP and plenty of touring already, despite having only been around for a few years. Their second EP, Clean, sounds even better than the first. We've debuted the first song from that effort, "Baby Bird," over at Invisible Oranges. From our writeup:
"At first glance, the band is all big, dumb noise rock tropes, like a happier Unsane or a more direct Melvins... But considerable brains hide beneath the lunkish exterior..."Baby Bird" sounds like a wall of dopey blues riffs at first, but the tune relies on a masterful series of tension-and-release setpieces."Read the whole writeup over at IO, and stream "Baby Bird" (plus the whole Ruiner EP) below.