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1. Whirr is an American band from San Francisco, California, United States. They formed in 2010, originally as Whirl. The name was created by the original drummer, Sergio Miranda, in the midst of recording the band’s first demos as a nameless project. It was a homage to all the bands of “the Scene That Celebrates Itself” (Lush, Ride, Moose, Medicine, Lilys, etc.). They had to legally change the name after a woman performing acoustic covers of Black Sabbath songs trademarked “Whirl” and threatened a lawsuit.

Whirr’s sound is often compared to My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive. Founding guitarist Nick Bassett also played in the band Deafheaven surrounding and including the release of their 2011 album, Roads to Judah.

After a self-released demo cassette and the Distressor EP, the band signed to Tee Pee Records in 2011. The original vocalist Byanca Munoz left the band because of creative differences, and was soon replaced by Alexandra Morte (Night School, camera shy). They released the June single that year, followed by their 2012 debut album Pipe Dreams. The band also released two splits in 2012 with Anne and Monster Movie.

In 2013, the original drummer Sergio Miranda left the band and was replaced by Devin Nunes. Former vocalist Alexandra Morte also left the band and was replaced by Kristina Esfandiari (Miserable, King Woman). The band released a live EP entitled Part Time Punks Sessions on April 20, 2013. It was a performance recorded in 2012 that featured the band’s previous lineup.

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  • sundowning1

    https://deafcultbrisbane.bandcamp.com/releases

    25 May 5:01am Reply
  • high_as_bells

    Can someone please explain to me what everyone's talking about in this shoutbox? I don't keep up with social media drama, but now I'm intrigued.

    19 May 11:10pm Reply
  • Bratizer

    shoegaze-барабанщики, кажется, самые ленивые музыканты на свете

    8 May 4:48pm Reply
  • splatterdick

    i still like their music, but i fucking hate these jerks.

    29 Apr 11:11pm Reply
  • tor-por

    come to buffalo or toronto (again) please

    26 Apr 2:01am Reply
  • richlesbian

    nebulowanine yeah i actually think it's hilarious and if you take it seriously then you're clearly an impressionable child who shouldn't be on the internet. i suggest you find something else to enjoy your time with if some words on your computer screen are that damaging to your psyche.

    25 Apr 1:30am Reply
  • ieatmidgets

    Man, I love how people who complain about Whirr and what they may or may not say to people just so happen to listen to artists who are probably just as bad, if not worse. The only difference is they don't shitpost on the internet, but they probably hold much more bigoted views, and have probably said/done worse than be mean on the internet. Where someone can click an x. Not anywhere close to on par with irl harassment or anything. You people who are buttmad at whirr are hilariously pathetic. Jfc.

    22 Apr 12:56am Reply
  • dallinkapp

    http://dakborg.bandcamp.com

    18 Apr 7:09am Reply
  • ieatmidgets

    Their posts aren't funny. The reactions to their posts from people who are new to the internet? That's funny.

    18 Apr 12:44am Reply
  • porkytm

    Lol. best band ever

    16 Apr 6:00pm Reply
  • nebulowanine

    they're so funny online, i don't know what everyone is talking about [3] If you really think telling a person to kill themselves is funny, there's something wrong with you.

    16 Apr 2:45pm Reply
  • heyjax9

    I feel like a teenage girl.

    11 Apr 7:48pm Reply
  • sporgy

    lol these guys are such fuckwits

    9 Apr 1:56am Reply
  • lamecactus

    I'd say it's Distressor EP > Pipe Dreams > Sway. Yet to listen to Around.. [2]

    8 Apr 11:37am Reply
  • candlesmoke

    I'd say it's Distressor EP > Pipe Dreams > Sway. Yet to listen to Around..

    2 Apr 8:52am Reply
  • faithlessss

    22 Mar 4:18pm Reply
  • jeff2007

    You can listen to / buy Pipe Dreams (Redux) here on the Graveface Bandcamp. I think the new tracklisting works MUCH better than the original album. The remastering sounds great too, as the original really needed it.

    19 Mar 5:14pm Reply
  • fikschnitzel

    yo people, this is the original distressor cover (bandcamp only scaled it for their interface, you'll see in the download or when you click on the img) www.last.fm/music/Whirr/Distressor/+images/103825775 - vote it up

    10 Mar 5:36pm Reply
  • xSuicideSeason_

    breddy gud

    6 Mar 11:45pm Reply
  • wrgoababd

    do drozhi

    28 Feb 2:30pm Reply
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