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Whirr: Part time punks sessions (2012)

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“Northern California’s WHIRR (formerly Whirl) make an effects-laden noise that is as blatantly loud and heavy as it is beautiful, giving the sounds of 90’s shoegaze a widescreen update for the post-millennial era. The young sextet’s wall of lush guitars, breathy vocals, dreamy synth and thunderous drumming propel listeners into a near-cinematic realm where instantly catchy melodies and emotional, enveloping atmospheres hang in perfect balance. The group’s debut album, Pipe Dreams, was released by Tee Pee Records this past March. Permanent Collection started as the solo project of Jason Hendardy in 2011. The 12” EP Delirium was released last summer on San Francisco’s LogLady Records. The record is a template of what has become the Permanent Collection sound: pop structures swathed in hazy guitars. In late 2011, Hendardy recruited locals Megan Dabkowski, Brenden Nerfa and Mike Stillman and immediately began collaboration with them to write the first full-band album in their new rough-and-tumble practice space in San Francisco’s notorious Bayview District. Robert Christgau described Sonic Youth as “not peering into the fissure (but) barreling down the turnpike like the fissure ain’t there.” No other contemporary pop group strives to mine that mentality like San Francisco’s Permanent Collection does. The band’s punk infused, fuzzed out pop will leave your ears ringing and your heart stinging. For the forthcoming LP, Newly Wed Nearly Dead the band turned to cult music icons Monte Vallier (of Swell/Half-Church and owner of Ruminator Audio) and Kramer (producer of groups such as Galaxie 500 and Low) for recording and mastering. Carving out new territory for the band, this album will have your brain crooning and undoubtedly fall into your subconscious. Sharing their namesake with a song by predecessor noise pop group The Lilys, TENNIS SYSTEM are keeping the legacies of Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, and the Jesus and Mary Chain alive with their expansive, catchy-as-hell pop songs. Matty Taylor and Misha Bullock are masters of loud and dirty anthems, but rising above the noise that blankets them are Taylor’s beautifully sung, dreamy lyrics inspired by both love and art, from the drawings of Egon Schiele to the writing of Aldous Huxley.Teenagers, the group’s second LP, was released by Kill/Hurt in December of 2011″ (kcrw.com)

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13 diciembre, 2012 - Posted by | Whirr

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