What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 7/25/17

For those who missed our last installment, We post biweekly updates covering what the staff at Heavy Blog have been spinning. Given the amount of time we spend on the site telling you about music that does not fall neatly into the confines of conventional “metal,” it should come as no surprise that many of us on staff have pretty eclectic tastes that range far outside of metal and heavy things. We can’t post about all of them at length here, but we can at least let you know what we’re actually listening to. For those that would like to participate as well (and please do) can drop a 3X3 in the comments, which can be made with tapmusic.net through your last.fm account, or create it manually with topsters.net. Also, consider these posts open threads to talk about pretty much anything music-related. We love hearing all of your thoughts on this stuff and love being able to nerd out along with all of you.

Get Off Your High Horse: The Issue with Social Posturing and the Witch Hunt

As many may recall, last year the band Whirr said some truly insulting, transphobic things on their twitter in regards to the LGBTQ hardcore band, GLOSS. And, while I am honestly not a huge fan of GLOSS’s work, it frustrated me to see a band whom I enjoyed say such horrendously ignorant things, even with it being Whirr, a band known for their provocative, less than pleasant social media presence.

Label Run For Cover just cut ties with Whirr for transphobic speech. More should do so.

It looks like Bay area shoegaze group (and notorious instigators) Whirr have finally shit-talked themselves into a situation with some meaningful consequences. Alternative Press reported overnight that the band have placed themselves into the line of fire after a string of casually insensitive tweets, mostly aimed towards Olympia, WA punk band G.L.O.S.S., who feature…

Nothing Release Video For ‘Chloroform’

One of our favorite shoegazers Nothing have released a music video for their second song off of the bands recently released split with Whirr. The song is called, ‘Chloroform’, and the video is indeed about getting chloroformed and being taken on a ride in what appears to be an obsessive fan’s trunk.…

PHOTOS: Whirr — September 15th, 2014 @ The Barbary in Philadelphia, PA

Despite being a shoegaze act with plenty of atmospheric qualities and a prominent “dreampop” tag on last.fm, San Francisco’s Whirr has a budding reputation as being absolutely loud on stage and fairly abrasive offstage, making them a must-see and much-hyped about act. Obviously, volume doesn’t translate through photographs, but you’re…