Entries tagged with: Whores
by Doug Moore
Whores at Union Pool in 2012 (more by Markus Shaffer)
A few weeks back, we debuted a new Whores song over at Invisible Oranges. Yesterday, a second song from their new EP Clean popped up over at Noisey. The song, "Last Looks," is pretty much what you'd expect from the band: gnarled, grinding noise rock, equipped with metal-esque muscle and guided by smart songwriting. Sometimes it's nice to have your expectations satisfied. You can preorder Clean on Brutal Panda's Bandcamp. We also played the new jam on our East Village Radio show last night; check out the archived stream if you missed it.
Whores have also announced a couple shows, including one in their hometown of Atlana and another in Brooklyn happening on on November 22 at Saint Vitus. No other bands have been added to the bill yet, but Whores are a good enough live band to make the date worth saving by themselves. Keep an eye out for tickets.
All dates are listed, along with both song streams, below...
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.
photos by Markus Shaffer
Ben Verellen of Harkonen
Harkonen reunited for a trio of shows on the East Coast, including a stop in NYC at Union Pool on June 15th as part of a BV-BBG/Brutal Panda Northside Festival showcase. Though the Tacoma band had technical difficulties, they nonetheless sounded amazing in the packed out room.
Harkonen was joined by The Atlas Moth, Fight Amp and Whores, the latter of which played Saint Vitus two days prior with Primitive Weapons. Pictures from Union Pool are below.
Ladder Devils, which features members of The Minor Times, have teased us with a few tastes of their Am-Rep style post-hardcore, but it wasn't until recently that the band had ventured into the studio to knock out a full exhibition. Enter Nowhere Plans, the band's debut LP for Brutal Panda which is due June 26th and available for preorder now. Limited to 500 pieces of vinyl, the album spans nine tracks, one of which, "Good Enough Methodology," is available for streaming for the first time below.
Ladder Devils are on board to support Harkonen (as part of their East Coast jaunt) at Philly's Kung Fu Necktie with Whores and The Atlas Moth. The day before, look for Harkonen to play the BrooklynVegan/Brutal Panda Northside showcase which is happening June 15 at Union Pool. Tickets to the Brooklyn are still available (or use your Northside badge). Tickets to the Philadelphia show are still available too.
Stream that new Ladder Devils track below, along with some previously-available material.
Art for Shiner's The Egg
Shiner was a band from Kansas City, Missouri that was active from 1992 to 2003. The group formed in 1992, and quickly found wide exposure, releasing a vinyl EP in 1993 and touring with acts such as Sunny Day Real Estate, Chore, Jawbox, Season to Risk, The Jesus Lizard, and Girls Against Boys. The group released their first LP, Splay (recorded at Steve Albini's Chicago studio) in 1996, and a second album, Lula Divinia the next year. Sub Pop took notice, and released a 7" single of the group's songs "Sleep it Off" and "Half Empty". Following this the band toured with Hum in 1998. A third full-length, Starless, was released on a label run by members of The Descendents, Owned and Operated, in 2000. A fourth LP, The Egg, would follow before the group broke up in 2002.Shiner called it quits with a show in their native Kansas City in January of 2003, with its members taking to projects like Every Time I Die, The Damned Things, The Life & Times, With Knives, and many others.
Close to ten years later, the band is back for a quintet of reunion shows in the US in celebrate of The Egg's reissue, due on August 7th. The dates include stops in Lawrence, Kansas, Chicago, LA and NYC at Irving Plaza on August 11th with Errortype:11. Tickets are on sale.
In related news, Errortype:11 shares members of Primitive Weapons, who will team with Whores, Family, and Tiger Flowers at Saint Vitus on June 13th. Tickets are on sale. As previously mentioned, Whores will also play Union Pool on June 15th with Harkonen, The Atlas Moth, and Fight Amp as part of a Brutal Panda/BV-BBG Northside event. Tickets are still available, or get in with your Northside badge.
A listing of all Shiner tour dates and a teaser video for The Egg reissue are below.
Ben Verellen with Helms Alee at The Charleston (more by Markus Shaffer)
Stoked to announce that BrooklynVegan and Brutal Panda have teamed up to present a rare reunion of Harkonen who will head out on a short string of East Coast dates! The shows will be their first on the east side since their dissolution in 2005, and feature supporting appearances from The Atlas Moth and Whores on all dates. The tour kicks off in Boston at Middle East on June 14th (with special guest Zozobra) before moving to NYC at Union Pool on June 15th with a special guest (TBA). The tour concludes the next day in Philadelphia (on 6/16) as part of a show with Ladder Devils.
The NYC date is an official BrooklynVegan/Brutal Panda Northside Festival showcase. Tickets are on sale OR you can get in with your Northside badge (details forthcoming). Stay tuned for other BV Northside events too.
Tour flyer and some video below....
words by BBG, photos by Greg Cristman
Javelina @ Saint Vitus
Javelina, Tiger Flowers, and Psychic Teens hopped on for the Brooklyn date of noise-rock team Whores' East Coast tour at Saint Vitus on Wednesday (1/4). Pictures from the show are in this post.
Tiger Flowers, who also played ABC No Rio on Saturday, play again at Lit Lounge with Enabler and Brickeater on Monday (1/9).
More pictures from Saint Vitus and a few album streams below...
DOWNLOAD: Whores - "Fake Life" (MP3)
The new Whores LP is another in a long string of wins for Brutal Panda, who will release the band's sludgy noise-core debut Ruiner on December 20th. Stream two songs by Whores below including the new track "Fake Life" (which makes its debut here) and check out other tracks that recently surfaced on Decibel and Metalsucks. Pre-order your copy at the Brutal Panda site - for fans of Unsane, Today is The Day, and latter favorites like Fight Amp.
The trio will follow-up the release with a string of dates that will include New Year's Eve at The Earl with Kylesa and Royal Thunder in their hometown of Atlanta, as well as Saint Vitus in Brooklyn on January 4th with sludge-monsters Javelina (!), the always amazing Tiger Flowers and recent gothic punk favorites Psychic Teens. Ticketing info is forthcoming, but $10 gets you in the door for this 8PM show.
All streams, the tour poster and dates are below.