Prepare for shoegaze haven. Northern California’s Whirr and Philadelphia’s Nothing are going on a eighteen date March U.S. tour sure to onset relapsed depression and insomniac television marathons. Nothing have stated that South By Southwest dates of the tour will be updated in the upcoming week while Whirr has stated that the dates are final so be sure to follow both Whirr and Nothing on Facebook for updates. Whirr’s most recent release was Distressor(Tee Pee Records) and Nothing’s most recent release was Downward Years To Come(A389 Recordings). Check out the full tour circuit and a stream of both albums below. Continue reading »
One of the most mesmerizing albums I have listened to this year is the new full-length by Nothing, titled Downward Years To Come. Last year I swooned over Anne‘s Dream Punx because it was shoegaze-y, punk-ish and just… beautiful. Well, this year I got Nothing‘s new album and it is all of the things I loved about Dream Punx and more! And it’s from the same label, A389 Recordings. The band has released a new music video for the title track off of Downward Years To Come over on Stereogum who is also hosting a free download of the track. You can check out the video below and be sure to pick up Downward Years To Come, which comes out tomorrow! Continue reading »
I can’t say I know much about shoegaze(as the sole source of my knowledge over the genre is a long gone thirty page thread on hardcore forum, b9) but, I can say that I enjoy it a hell of a lot from what little I’ve heard of it. Nothing are a shoegaze band based out of Philadelphia that are poised to release their latest EP, Downward Years To Come, on Based God Dom’s label A389 Recordings, come November 23rd next month. A new track, “If Only”, is currently streaming exclusively over at Philadelphia premiere music site, The Key. Through its sea of melodic and lo-fi buzzy guitars, the track is calming and serene yet laced with an overall vibe of psychedelia as is intrinsic to what little shoegaze of listened to thus far. I can’t really describe why I enjoy this music other than the fact that I feel as if it fuses a neurological gap between my brain’s natural predisposition towards trippy atmospheres akin to late night stoner T.V. program, Adult Swim, and my brain’s natural predispositions towards things that ring nostalgic. That and it sounds like music that would be played during dances in 80′s slasher movies. Anyhow, enough rambling, stream the awesome “If Only” exclusively via The Key here.