Whirr is the shoegaze project Nothing bassist Nick Bassett formed after leaving Deafheaven. (Bassett and Nothing founder Dominic Palermo also have a project called Death Of Lovers; busy guy!) Whirr’s second full-length, Sway, is coming this fall and was recorded at Oakland’s Atomic Garden with Sunbather producer Jack Shirley. It’s preceded today with the gorgeous yet ominous lead single “Mumble.” The song matches the genre’s inherent celestial qualities with a sense of impending doom, as if you’re staring into the future with a nearly overwhelming sense of uncertainty. Whether they’re singing about such matters is unclear because in keeping with the song’s title, they mumble. Either way, the sensations this song elicits are formidable, especially considering they get in, do their damage, and get out in well under three minutes. Immerse yourself in it below.
8/30 San Fransisco, CA @ The Rickshaw Shop !
9/1 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar !
9/2 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo !
9/3 Tempe, AZ @ 51 West !
9/5 Dallas, TX @ Sons of Herman
9/6 Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain
9/7 Houston, TX @ Mangos
9/9 Orlando, FL, @ Backbooth
9/10 Savannah, GA @ Graveface HQ #
9/11 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Purgatory #
9/12 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 503 #
9/13 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter #
9/14 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery #
9/15 Philadelphia, PA @The Barbary #
9/16 New York, NY @ The Studio @ Webster Hall #
9/17 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs #
9/18 Hamden, CT @ The Space #
9/19 Montreal, QC @ Sala Rosa #
9/20 Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck #
9/21 Cleveland, OH @ Mahalls #
9/22 Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar #
9/23 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen #
9/24 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
9/26 Denver, CO @ 7th Circle Collective
9/27 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Shred Shed
9/28 Boise, ID @ The Crux
9/29 Seattle, WA @ Vera Project ^
9/30 Vancouver, BC @ The Electric Owl ^
10/1 Portland, WA @ Slabtown ^
! = w/ Sad Actor
# = w/ Cloakroom
^ = w/ Special Explosion