Whirr are a band that the world should be familiar with at this point, as they spawned Nothing and will be releasing one of my favorite albums of the year very soon. The band has unleashed their phenomenal new album Sway upon the world today and it is a glorious thing. This album is shoegazing, post-rocking, noisy and it’s beautiful. Whirr craft some of the best music you will ever hear and you have GOT to get into this. You can check out a full stream of Sway over on Pitchfork and stream their track “Mumble” after the jump. ENJOY! Continue reading
Camera Shy, which features Nick Bassett of Nothing and Whirr and Alexandra Morte of Whirr, released their debut EP Jack-O-Lantern last week and, as it ended up in my Junk Folder, I got to it late. This is by no means heavy whatsoever, but it is pretty hypnotizing. Simple guitar and vocals in a nice, smooth indie pop style. If you think this is up your alley, check it out after the jump. I’m enjoying the release and I regret not finding it sooner. Leave your thoughts in the comments section. Continue reading
The fantastic Nothing released a phenomenal album titled Guilty Of Everything last month and the band has now released a new track in commemoration of Record Store Day. This track is a cover of Low‘s “In Metal.” It’s haunting, it’s dark and it’s beautiful. Check out the cover below as well as the original. If you haven’t yet, I highly suggest picking up Nothing‘s new album Guilty Of Everything, out now on Relapse Records. Continue reading
Earlier this month the amazing band Nothing released their Relapse Records debut Guilty Of Everything and it has begun garnering much praise, as it should. This band is phenomenal and their music is brilliantly crafted, haunting and soothing all at once. The band has just released their music video for their song “Bent Nail” and it is just fantastic. The video features the band playing in front of a crowd of people who just don’t want to see them. Check out the video after the jump. Continue reading
Portland experimental duo Taurus have unleashed a new track from their forthcoming album, No/Thing, over at The AV Club. The new track is the 13 minute “Increase Aloneness”, which plays upon multi-layered drone and psychedelic, crushing riffing to get its point across. You can stream the new mantra at The AV Club and pre-order the album at this location.
No/Thing will be self-released by the band next Tuesday, April 1st.
CVLT Nation have premiered a new tune from Portland psychedelic doom duo Taurus’ forthcoming album, No/Thing, which is out on April 1st. The new track is entitled “No Thing Longing… Human Impermanence”, and for its five minutes Taurus pummels you with buzzing, droning riffs that cycle around in an almost hypnotic fashion. All the while, Stevie Floyd and Ashley Spungin layer their hums, screeches and growls, to add to the song’s unsettling atmosphere. Head over to CVLT Nation to stream it now.
No/Thing can be pre-ordered at this location.
Stevie Floyd (Dark Castle) and Ashley Spungin (Negative Queen, etc) will come together again as Taurus to release their second album, No/Thing. The Portland experimental doom/drone duo will self-release the album on their Bandcamp page on April 1st. The album was recorded at Portland’s Cloud City Studios by Billy Anderson, whom also contributes guest vocals on the album as well. Other guest vocals will come from the likes of Wrest of Leviathan fame. The album is available in a few pre-order packages that can be seen below:
Philadelphia, PA shoegaze group Nothing have officially signed to Relapse Records with plans for the release of the group’s sophomore full length record, Guilty Of Everything, this upcoming January. Alongside the announcement also comes the debut single off of Guilty Of Everything, the track “Dig”, which can be streamed below and downloaded for a flat buck. Tact but nonreliant solely on the nostalgic depression and gloom of shoegaze, “Dig” builds on the sound to more expansive and turgid heights. Follow Nothing via their official Facebook page here and be sure to check them out on their currently ongoing tour with peers Whirr, details after the jump.
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.