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WHIRR Unveils New Song “Home Is Where My Head Is” via Pitchfork

San Francisco Shoegazing Six Piece Shapes Sensational Sonic Soundscapes; Set to Release New LP “Pipe Dreams” on March 13!

Bay Area post-shoegaze sextet WHIRR will release its debut full length Pipe Dreams on March 13 via Tee Pee Records. Recorded in Palo Alto, CA at The Atomic Garden (Grayceon, Rocky Votolato) the ten song effort generates suspenseful songs of soothing, razor sharp guitar textures backed by soft, cooling vocals. Today, Pitchfork gives music fans a first-listen to the new WHIRR material, premiering the new song “Home Is Where My Head Is” while calling the band “lush, dreamy noise-pop”. Check out the Pitchfork premiere of WHIRR‘s “Home Is Where My Head Is” now at this location!


WHIRR “Pipe Dreams”


     WHIRR‘s celestial sound has been described as “if My Bloody Valentine decided to cooperate with Sonic Youth” and has drawn comparison to influential acts such as Slowdive, Lush, Ride and The Cocteau Twins. With Pipe Dreams, the band’s supercharged spirit rejuvenates the ’90s shoegaze sound, providing a widescreen update for the post-millennial era.  WHIRR‘s wall of lush guitars, breathy vocals, dreamy synth and thunderous drumming propel listening ears into a near-cinematic realm where instantly catchy melodies and emotional, enveloping atmospheres hang perfectly in the balance.  The sound of WHIRR is a totalizing crush when texture and volume hit perfect balance and bright pop melodies wander through dark, dense guitar noise.  Twenty years after My Bloody Valentine awed music fans with its now-classic “Loveless” LP, WHIRR takes hold of the reins and let’s its fluid, immaculate surge of drones and reverberations light the way.

“We’re all really excited about how the record turned out and are excited for people to hear it.” says WHIRR guitarist Nick Bassett.  “Pipe Dreams is far superior to our previous music in many ways. It’s much more dynamic and diverse, and the songwriting has matured greatly.”

The track listing for WHIRR‘s Pipe Dreams is as follows:

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


      WHIRR has also announced U.S. tour dates in support of Pipe Dreams, leading up to an appearance at the 2012 SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. The live dates are as follows:

March 9     Los Angeles, CA    The Smell (w/ DNF, Deafheaven & Marriages)
March 10   Phoenix, AZ             The Trunk Space (w/ Deafheaven & Marriages)
March 11   El Paso, TX              Low Brow (w/ Deafheaven & Marriages)
March 13   Denton, TX               Rubber Gloves (w/ Deafheaven & Marriages)
March 14   Austin, TX                 SXSW
March 15   Austin, TX                 SXSW
March 16   Austin, TX                 SXSW
March 17   Austin, TX                 SXSW @ Iron Bear (121 West 8th St. & Colorado)
March 18   Austin, TX                 SXSW
March 20   Albuquerque, NM   Gasworks

WHIRR features Nick Bassett (guitar), Joseph Bautista (guitar), Alexandra Morte (vocals / keys), Sergio Miranda (drums), Loren Rivera (guitar / vocals) and Eddie Salgado (bass).
“a true-sounding neo-shoegaze group. They’ve taken the melodies and textures from the shoegaze genre and stylings and pushed them forward with a punk sensibility.  Needless to say, I am hooked.” – THE FIRST FIVE

“shoegazey gorgeousness” – BROOKLYN VEGAN

     “Recommended if you like My Bloody Valentine & Slowdive.” – ALTERNAPOP

     “(Whirr) are more than aware that you can easily turn your guitars up full and ride a distortion pedal until your ears bleed but it won’t account for anything without that underlying melody that pulls every piece inwards, succeeding in a formula of unforgettable hook-laden tracks.” – BLIPSTYLE

     “they have set the bar extremely high. It’s shoegaze. It’s loud as fuck. It’s really good.” – ABSOLUTE PUNK

 “Although barely a year old, Californian six-piece Whirl seem as if they’ve been playing together most of their lives, cocooned away honing their sound waiting for the right time to unleash their carefully orchestrated wares.” – DROWNED IN SOUND

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