Whirr, formerly Whirl, is a shoegaze band from Oakland and have recently been a source of controversy in regards to some recent posts on their facebook page. It all starts here:
Anthony Fantano is a popular music reviewer/vlogger at his YouTube channel theneedledrop. States that he doesn’t really like Whirr “sadly.”
Whirr reacts on their facebook page:
Obviously either an immature joke or immature knee-jerk reaction from Whirr playing on Fantano’s catchphrase “The Internet’s Biggest Music Nerd.”
Fans start to get a little annoyed. Whirr fires back at them.
Whirr responds to commentor asking why they are alienating their fans:
Most recent post by Whirr:
Whether this is a joke:
or just plain immaturity this band sounds like a cluster of spoiled brats. Kind of ruins the sweet, shoegazey image I had of Whirr.
Either way, the negative publicity is at least bringing attention to Whirr, whether that was their goal or not.
Ironically, Fantano has posted about liking their music before:
Fantano doesn’t really seem to mind, however:
Their music is decent though, I’d suggest listening to Destressor, here:
As well as some of their other works, if you are into shoegaze.
I’m not really one to get into band drama but they’re actually being terrible people and chalking it up to “having fun”.
Wow, I really liked Whirr. Who knew they were such assholes. Damn.
thank you, kind anon.