Whirr

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Whirr is an American shoegaze band from the San Francisco Bay Area. The group formed in 2010, originally as Whirl, but had to legally change its name after a woman performing acoustic covers of Black Sabbath songs trademarked the name and threatened a lawsuit. Whirr's shoegaze sound is often compared to My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive.

On October 19, 2015, a series of derogatory remarks towards the Washington-based hardcore punk band G.L.O.S.S. were posted on Whirr's Twitter account, including one that read: "[G.L.O.S.S. is] just a bunch of boys running around in panties making shitty music". These tweets were interpreted as transphobic and resulted in a backlash on social media; Graveface, who released the band's Sway, and Run for Cover Records, who released three of their EPs, severed ties with the band. Bassett admitted to posting the first tweet toward G.L.O.S.S. (which read: "Lol @ G.L.O.S.S."), in response to hearing a rumor that the band was only permitting certain types of people to attend their shows and buy their merchandise. According to Bassett, the remaining tweets were posted by a friend of the band and did not reflect the views of band members. Whirr posted a public apology to their Twitter account the following morning and claimed to have severed ties with the person responsible for the offensive tweets. Whirr's online social media presence has otherwise been notoriously inflammatory toward its own fans, an action that the band described in a 2014 interview as "weeding out the pussies".

Former site: freewhirl.com
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TPE-141-2P Whirr - Pipe Dreams album art Whirr Pipe Dreams (Album) Tee Pee Records TPE-141-2P US 2011 Sell This Version
GRAVE104 Whirr - Pipe Dreams Redux album art Whirr Pipe Dreams Redux (Album) Graveface Records GRAVE104 US 2014 Sell This Version
GRAVE118 Whirr - Sway album art Whirr Sway (Album) Graveface Records GRAVE118 US 2014 Sell This Version
FreeWhirl001 Whirr - Feels Like You album art Whirr Feels Like You (Album) Not On Label (Whirr Self-released) FreeWhirl001 US 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

TPE-137-7 Whirr - June album art Whirr June (Single) Tee Pee Records TPE-137-7 US 2011 Sell This Version
RFC:057 Whirr - Whirr / Anne Split album art Whirr, Anne (43) Whirr, Anne (43) - Whirr / Anne Split (EP) Run For Cover Records (2) RFC:057 US 2012 Sell This Version
GRAVE085 Whirr - Color Change / Flatlining album art Whirr / Monster Movie Whirr / Monster Movie - Color Change / Flatlining (Single) Graveface Records GRAVE085 US 2012 Sell This Version
GRAVE064 Whirr - Distressor EP album art Whirr Distressor EP (EP) Graveface Records GRAVE064 US 2012 Sell This Version
RFC057.5 Whirr - Twist / Between Asleep And Awake album art Whirr Twist / Between Asleep And Awake(7", Ltd) Run For Cover Records (2) RFC057.5 US 2012 Sell This Version
T&D-0002 Whirr - Part Time Punks Sessions album art Whirr Part Time Punks Sessions Run For Cover Records (2) T&D-0002 US 2012 Sell This Version
GRAVE092 Whirr - Around album art Whirr Around (EP) Graveface Records GRAVE092 US 2013 Sell This Version
RFC109 Whirr - Whirr / Nothing album art Whirr / Nothing (12) Whirr / Nothing (12) - Whirr / Nothing (EP) Run For Cover Records (2) RFC109 US 2014 Sell This Version

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xasanchez

xasanchez

January 11, 2021
anyone going to upload the “Feels Like Distressor Bundle” ??
jaredart

jaredart

October 30, 2019
New (and final (supposedly)) album out today.
Online Links:
https://whirrband.bandcamp.com/

https://youtu.be/H6Qhz5bjgYE

Enjoy :).
Mr.Modular

Mr.Modular

October 8, 2017
Does anyone know what happened to these guys? Did they just say "fuck it" and give up after they caused that shitstorm?
Spacetube

Spacetube

October 28, 2014
I'd like to know more about this band. Where they're from, etc.

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