Stagnant Pools – “You Whir” (Stereogum Premiere)

Bloomington duo Stagnant Pools plays a brooding blend of noise and shoegaze they describe as “dream punk.” If that makes you think they’ll sound like No Age, consider the gelatinous pace of new single “You Whir,” which sounds something like Swans on an MBV kick. It’s exceedingly pretty for a song built around deathly moans and dirge-like rhythms. Listen below, and while you’re at it, check out the previous single, “Intentions.”

Geist is out 6/10 on Polyvinyl. Pre-order it here, and check out Stagnant Pools on tour:

5/16 Houston, TX – House of Blues #
5/18 Austin, TX – Stubbs BBQ #
5/19 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live #
5/21 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion Ballroom #
5/22 Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theater #
5/24 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot #
5/25 Reno, NV – Cargo #
6/2 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall +
6/3 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle +
6/4 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern +
6/5 Ybor City, FL – The Orpheum +
6/6 Orlando, FL – The Social +
6/7 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell Stage) +
6/8 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar +
6/10 Iowa City, IA – The Mill +
6/11 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club +
6/12 Madison, WI – Majestic Theater +
6/14 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop +
6/16 Toronto, Ontario – Horseshoe Tavern +
6/17 Montreal, Quebec – Il Motore +
6/18 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall +
6/27 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s +
6/28 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg +

# with Jimmy Eat World
+ with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah