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Ever since the early '90s, many shoegaze-inclined American bands have tried to contend and compete with the likes of Ride, My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Swervedriver, and Chapterhouse (to name a few). And with identically muted vocals, blissed-out guitar distortion, and sonic walls of sound, several stateside bands have come close—except where the consistent quality of songwriting is concerned. Northern California’s Whirr could be the first band to qualify. Its 2012 album Pipe Dreams opens with “Reverse,” where a prerequisite guitar delay undulates through blankets of reverb as ethereal female vocals coo at a barely audible volume. But then the song bursts open with melodic guitar riffs, setting the stage for a memorable listening experience. “Junebouvier” is so catchy that it nearly sounds like power pop disguised as dream-pop. And anyone who appreciated the punk approach to the faster tunes on MBV’s Isn’t Anything will feel at home with “Bogus.” The slower “Flashback” boasts impressive guitar effects, but the band doesn't let such bells and whistles take center stage when there’s a beautifully sung melody to embrace.

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Shoegasm

The whole "Nu-gaze" label doesn't fit this album. This shouldn't even be confined to "Shoegaze". This album is a genre transcending work of art. From the beginning to the end, it's full of wonderful surprises, delicous vocals, outstanding crescendos, and it almost leaves a "Loveless" effect on you. Get this album; you won't regret it.

P.S. It even gets around to upping the punx every once in a while.

Great!!

I'm so proud

Like Beethoven & Mahler...

In their lifetimes of composing music, they were considered 'heavy'. This is what I equate Whirr's music. Two of the tracks were bearable to listen to, however the others tracks were laden down with what can be compared to 'static', much so, it detracts from listening to the other parts of the works.

I don't hate it… just don't like it very much. It's ok.

Biography

Formed: 2010 in Bay Area, California

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '10s

Formed in 2010 as a side project of Deafheaven guitarist Nick Bassett, and originally dubbed "Whirl" for a short time before changing their name due to copyright troubles, Bay Area sextet Whirr channeled the dreamy spirit of shoegaze giants of the '90s like My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, and Ride. Joined by bandmembers Joey Bautista, Byanca Munoz, Sergio Miranda, Loren Rivera, and Eddie Salgado, Bassett quickly started releasing music through smaller avenues, starting with a 2011 EP entitled Distressor,...
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