Sunday, 12 October 2014

Whirr - Sway [12", LP]

When i read somewhere that WHIRR was releasing a new album i was pretty psyched, because they're one of my favourite current shoegaze bands. And once again they deliver a great album with SWAY, that comes on coloured vinyl in a nice gatefold sleeve. I've got a copy that's described as "brown/bone/yellow" on the label's site, but as you can see on the picture it's closer to orange than yellow. Great colour though! There are four songs on each side which makes it a rather short album, but then again Pipe Dreams and Distressor both had more songs yet a similar or even shorter total playing time. Lines is my favourite track, at this point at least.
Some time ago a friend of mine asked me to describe how Whirr sounds like, and i thought it was hard to do so, but i told him what would come closest is a mix between Starflyer 59 and the laidback yet heavy songs by Deftones. Now that i listen to this new album these two bands come to mind again. Funny, because i normally never had associations with other bands while listening to them. This week it got announced that they'll be releasing a split EP with Nothing, so that's another piece of wax i need to score soon :)

Label: Graveface Records GRAVE118
Year of release: 2014

01. Press
02. Mumble
03. Dry
04. Clear

01. Heavy
02. Sway
03. Lines
04. Feel

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