Whirr Soothe With Fuzz and Whispers on 'Heavy'

Oakland five-piece's 'Sway' drops on September 23 via Graveface Records

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Shannen Gaffney

The shoegazing punks of Whirr were joined together in 2010 by Nick Bassett, a former member of Deafheaven who also currently splits his time between Philadelphia's Nothing and its bicoastal offshoot, Death of Lovers. On September 23, Bassett's main gig will unleash its second album, Sway, with help from Graveface Records. The follow-up to 2012's Pipe Dreams spans eight songs, including the nightmarish, previously shared "Mumble," and the fuzz-laden second single, "Heavy." Now streaming below, the latter track comes bearing MBV-like guitar clamor and echoing drums. The sludge-swirl epic finds comfort in gloominess, and strength in whispers. After you press play, scroll down for Whirr's tour dates and head over to Graveface Records to pre-order Sway.

Whirr tour dates:
August 30 – San Fransisco, CA @ The Rickshaw Shop 
September 1 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar 
September 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo 
September 3 – Tempe, AZ @ 51 West 
September 5 – Dallas, TX @ Sons of Herman
September 6 – Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain
September 7 - Houston, TX @ Mangos
September 9 - Orlando, FL, @ Backbooth
September 10 - Savannah, GA @ Graveface HQ 
September 11 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Purgatory 
September 12 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 503 
September 13 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter 
September 14 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery 
September 15 - Philadelphia, PA @The Barbary 
September 16 - New York, NY @ The Studio @ Webster Hall 
September 17 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs 
September 18 - Hamden, CT @ The Space 
September 19 - Montreal, QC @ Sala Rosa 
September 20 - Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck 
September 21 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahalls 
September 22 - Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar 
September 23 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen 
September 24 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
September 26 - Denver, CO @ 7th Circle Collective
September 27 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Shred Shed
September 28 - Boise, ID @ The Crux
September 29 - Seattle, WA @ Vera Project 
September 30 - Vancouver, BC @ The Electric Owl 
October 1 - Portland, WA @ Slabtown

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