Noise Pop: Bottomless Pit, Kinski, Vir, and Wild Moth at Bottom of the Hill
Wild Moth The Bottom of the Hill was still, and admittedly empty as the evening began to take place. Tonight’s performances would include acts both new and old, as musical veterans and newcomers came together under the musical booking force that is Noise Pop. Chicago’s Bottomless Pit would be the main attraction; featuring former members of Silkworm and Seam, it felt right to assume that tonight’s performers would feature musicians who have their fair share of tour stories. Joining Bottomless Pit would be Seattle’s Kinski and local San Francisco acts Vir, and Wild Moth. Each band carrying that kind of [...]
Vir offers free download of title track from 'Engineers'
Fresh off a gig at Bottom of the Hill last Saturday, Berkeley's Vir is giving back to their fans in the form of a free download of the title track from their third and most recent record Engineers. A psychedelic shoegaze journey to the center of the universe, "Engineers" (the song) is supersaturated with the band's typical dose of fuzz, loops, and delay – ebbing and flowing, soaring and crashing, and freaking out for more than six beautiful minutes. Stream "Engineers" below, and then grab a free copy over on Vir's SoundCloud page. We should be seeing new material from [...]
Vir drops "Joy in Space" video, streams new LP 'Engineers'
Oakland-based trio Vir—self-professed lovers of "fuzz pedals, loops and lots of delay"—recently released a video for the first single off their upcoming full-length Engineers, a track entitled "Joy in Space" that we originally brought you back in March. The video is a visually-arresting abstract stop motion of the band in action, an ideal visual representation of the song's dirty psychedelic shoegaze sound. Check it out: Vir is also streaming Engineers in its entirety on their homepage, or you can hear all eight tracks below. The album is out 5/28/12.
Vir – "Joy in Space"
Take a listen to a new song, "Joy in Space," courtesy of Oakland post-punk/noise pop/psych trio Vir. "Joy in Space" is one of the first tastes from the group's forthcoming album, Engineers, which is slated for a May release. Engineers will be the band's third LP, and their second on Vibraphone Records. Vir recently played Noise Pop, opening for Bob Mould's performance of Copper Blue at Bottom of the Hill.
Video: Vir – “Down by Law”
SF shoegazing rock band Vir just released this imaginative animated video for the song "Down by Law," the opening track from the band's latest album, Gillespie. The band will be performing at the Red Devil Lounge on Thursday June 23rd, with My Second Surprise and Never Never.