The long-anticipated split by WHIRR and NOTHING is in no way a let down to anyone that's been waiting for it. The two new songs from each band are perfected with the expertise of veteran producer Will Yip. Whirr's signature atmospheric haze enthralls more than ever in what seems like a nine-minute dream. Their masterful control of soundscapes is matched only by an intensity that their shoegazing predecessors could only wish to achieve. Nothing's contribution is a full-on aural assault: the two songs are aggressive, yet harmonious.The ongoing blown-out barrage lulls with only brief periods of quiet melody that hit like armistices. Yet, the songs are harshly beautiful in a way that perfectly captures the Philadelphia band's definition of reality.
The split 12" comes with an etched b-side as well as a full-length Whirr/Nothing 'In The Studio' documentary DVD.
Nothing Tour Dates:
Oct 18 - Jewel's Catch One - Los Angeles, CA
Oct 28 - Tsunami Club - Cologne, Germany
Oct 29 - Escape B - Paris, France
Oct 31 - L'Ecume des Jours - Périgueux, France
Nov 01 - Primavera Club - Barcelona, Spain
Nov 02 - Le Sonic - Lyon, France
Nov 04 - Freakout Club - Bologna, Italy
Nov 05 - Circolo degli Artisti - Rome, Italy
Nov 06 - Ohibo - Milan, Italy
Nov 07 - Ahoi! Pop Festival - Linz, Austria
Nov 08 - Mochvara - Zagreb, Croatia
Nov 09 - Arena - Vienna, Austria
Nov 10 - Podnik - Prague, Czech Republic
Nov 11 - Cassiopeia - Berlin, Germany
Nov 12 - Hafenklang - Hamburg, Germany
Nov 13 - Loppen, Christiania - Copenhagen, Denmark
Nov 14 - Inkonst - Malmö, Sweden
Nov 15 - Revolver - Oslo, Norway
Nov 16 - Kulturhuset Lava - Stockholm, Sweden
Nov 18 - Dynamo - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Nov 19 - Jugendhaus West - Stuttgart, Germany
Nov 20 - De Kruen - Kortrijk, Belgium
Nov 21 - Green Door Store - Brighton, United Kingdom
Nov 22 - The Oobleck - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Nov 23 - Broadcast - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nov 24 - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, United Kingdom
Nov 25 - Birthdays - London, United Kingdom
Nov 26 - Het Bos - Antwerp, Belgium
Nov 27 - OCCII - Amsterdam, Netherlands
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