WHIRR are streaming a new, incredibly atmospheric track from their new album “Sway”, scheduled for a September 23 release via Graveface Records. Feels like there’s no gravity. Dive into it via the player below.
When Sway begins, you might at first press pause, reaching for your headphone wire or peeking behind your speaker cables to make sure nothing has come undone. The blister of distorted guitar that opens the album comes only from the right channel, howling and hanging there in irascible isolation until it seems that something must be wrong.
But be patient: After a dozen seconds, the rest of Whirr—a five-piece of blanketing rock focus and comforting pop finesse—pours in from the left channel. They meet the guitar in the middle, together racing headlong into a short section that’s heavy as metal but pliable enough to be the springboard for the galloping shoegaze beauty that soon arrives… click here for more info on this release
Deluxe Party Pack: retail LP pressing + CD + cassette + promo poster + WHIRR ‘Begotten’ T shirt (exclusive to this pre-order bundle) + button pack. Will arrive before the Sept 23rd release date.
LP: Record Club members receive vinyl hand-poured by Daniel Huffman. All RC copies hand-numbered. First retail/mail-order pressing is brown bone yellowish vinyl. Comes in a matte gatefold jacket with a printed inner sleeve. All customers receive an 11×17 promo poster. Will arrive before the Sept 23rd release date.
CD: The CD is packaged in a gatefold recycled sleeve. All customers receive an 11×17 promo poster. Will arrive before the Sept 23rd release date.
Cassette: The cassette comes with a j-card. Limited to 1000 copies. All customers receive 11×17 promo poster. Will arrive before the Sept 23rd release date.
Digital Download (via Bandcamp): $8 / USA: $12-CD, $9-Cassette, $20-LP (Media Mail w/ tracking), / Canada: $15-CD, $13-Cassette, $29-LP, / Rest of the World: $17-CD, $15-Cassette, $36-LP / Deluxe Party Pack: $45 USA, $59 Canada, $68 Rest of the World
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