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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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  • MilkyTokez

    they are nice in person from my experience

    25 Dec 7:18am Reply
  • Hopkinator

    Lovely tunes, awful personalities. [2]

    24 Dec 9:38pm Reply
  • MrFrooz

    Lovely tunes, awful personalities. Bunch of jerks making a bunch of great music.

    24 Dec 6:48am Reply
  • AH4OYS

    Split with Nothing is great :3

    22 Dec 12:57am Reply
  • inaweof

    Around>Sway>Distressor>Anne Split>Nothing Split>Part Time Punks>Redux>Pipe Dreams

    12 Dec 9:03pm Reply
  • antiperiodic

    Distressor>Pipe Dreams Redux>Around>Part Time Punks>Pipe Dreams>Split>Sway [2] Spot on, though I think PDR = Distressor in terms of quality.

    11 Dec 2:54am Reply
  • Keyblade_91

    "Where can i find a download link for distressor? Come on Russian people! :D" It's available as a free download on their bandcamp

    9 Dec 1:17am Reply
  • Vendum

    это кач

    7 Dec 9:08am Reply
  • MilkyTokez

    Distressor>Pipe Dreams Redux>Around>Part Time Punks>Pipe Dreams>Split>Sway

    4 Dec 8:45pm Reply
  • inaweof

    Like grandmother, like grandson.

    3 Dec 7:18pm Reply
  • nervous_brkdown

    HEY MY GRANDMOTHER WAS DEAF AND SHE WAS A NICE LADY YOU TAKE THAT BACK YOU MOTHER FUCKER

    3 Dec 5:59pm Reply
  • inaweof

    If you think Guilty of Everything is better than Sway it's because you're deaf.

    1 Dec 10:16pm Reply
  • nervous_brkdown

    Guilty of Everything is a lot better than Sway tho. [420]

    28 Nov 3:12am Reply
  • antiperiodic

    Can anyone who bought the split possibly upload the DVD? That would be very much appreciated

    26 Nov 11:07pm Reply
  • FuzzyxPickles

    i prefer the sway songs. i like nothings side of the split better. i wonder how the vocal dynamics are gonna work on the newer songs. lean is cool.

    21 Nov 5:19am Reply
  • MissionComplete

    Lean aka song of the year.

    21 Nov 1:20am Reply
  • anIadrift

    Split rules hard. I think Nothing's side wins it for me though, not that it's a contest.

    20 Nov 9:18pm Reply
  • Emile1995

    this is pretty strong.

    19 Nov 10:15pm Reply
  • d1lll1nger

    !

    18 Nov 5:25am Reply
  • neckermanncj

    the two split songs might be better than all of Sway

    17 Nov 3:48am Reply
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