Whirr, Adventures & Makthaverskan played Baby’s (pics); King Woman EP out now (listen)
photos by Mimi Hong
Heavy shoegazers Whirr brought their tour with the Code Orange-related indie punks Adventures to Brooklyn last week (4/6) for a Baby's All Right show with Swedish post-punks Makthaverskan (their second NYC show ever, following Saint Vitus two days earlier). Great diverse bill all around, and we've got pictures of all three bands in this post.
In related news, King Woman, the project of former Whirr singer Kristina Esfandiari, recently released a new EP called Doubt on The Flenser. Bruce Hardt reviewed the EP over at Invisible Oranges, and here's an excerpt:
Comparisons have been drawn between her music and a marriage of Black Sabbath and Mazzy Star. While those comparisons are concise, they do little to prepare for the surprising scale that Doubt contains. At four songs, the EP's largest fault is that its length cannot reconcile with the hunger for more that it inspires. The EP boasts a mournful yet empowering quality, like an antidepressant dam withholding both a torrential river of pain as well as the will to overcome it.
These songs drown you in their contemplative, forlorn dirges, the guttural riffs quake deep within you, a warning of what is to come. "Wrong" and "Burn" are particularly ominous, the mud-caked guitars slithering throughout the tracks' length, rising and falling with each slippery slope. This tone is tempered by the elegant nuance of Kristina Esfandiari's vocals, with her voice flitting like a dead leaf on winter's first chill in the earliest sections of "Burn."
You can read the rest of that review here. Stream the EP, with more pictures from the Whirr/Adventures/Makthaverskan show, below...