Advertisement
This story is over 5 years old
Music by VICE

Whirr's "Lines" Will Give You Hearing Loss if You're Lucky

Let Whirr blow your face off with this new track off of 'Sway.'

by John Hill
Aug 27 2014, 5:41pm

Nothing is worse than showing up to a show without ear plugs and the venue not having any. You are totally fucked if that happens. Hearing damage is very real, and if you don’t wear proper protection, you’re gonna end up like that dude in Saving Private Ryan who had the grenade go off by his head. A grenade going off by your head is pretty close to what it’s like seeing Whirr live.

Whirr is fucking wild, man. If you act like a nerd on their Facebook page, you are called out immediately by the band, basically telling you to put your head in a garbage disposal. This new track, "Lines,"shows what they do best, fuzzy, reverbed up shoegaze that will send you into a deep yet chill catatonic state. From listening, you can hear a lot of nods to the older greats like My Bloody Valentine and Galaxie 500 but also to contemporaries like their homies in Nothing. If "Lines" is an indication, their new album Sway is set to be the band’s most encompassing and deafening yet.

Don’t let your ears kill you on their fall tour:

Tour Dates:
8/30/2014 - San Francisco, CA @ The Rickshaw Shop !
9/1/2014 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar !
9/2/2014 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo !
9/3/2014 - Tempe, AZ @ 51 West !
9/5/2014 - Dallas, TX @ Sons of Herman
9/6/2014 - Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain
9/7/2014 - Houston, TX @ Mangos
9/9/2014 - Orlando, FL, @ Backbooth
9/10/2014 - Savannah, GA @ Graveface HQ #
9/11/2014 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Purgatory #
9/12/2014 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 503 #
9/13/2014 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter #
9/14/2014 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery #
9/15/2014 - Philadelphia, PA @The Barbary #
9/16/2014 - New York, NY @ The Studio @ Webster Hall #
9/17/2014 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs #
9/18/2014 - Hamden, CT @ The Space #
9/19/2014 - Montreal, QC @ Sala Rosa #
9/20/2014 - Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck #
9/21/2014 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahalls #
9/22/2014 - Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar #
9/23/2014 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen #
9/24/2014 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
9/26/2014 - Denver, CO @ 7th Circle Collective
9/27/2014 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Shred Shed
9/28/2014 - Boise, ID @ The Crux
9/29/2014 - Seattle, WA @ Vera Project ^
9/30/2014 - Vancouver, BC @ The Electric Owl ^
10/1/2014 - Portland, WA @ Slabtown ^

! = w/ Sad Actor
# = w/ Cloakroom
^ = w/ Special Explosion