“Atlanta’s “new kings of noise rock” Whores have hit the proverbial big time. With a two EPs that have achieved near-cult classic status in the noise rock underground and countless cross-country tours, over the past five years the band have managed to gain the kind of respect usually reserved for acts that have been pounding the pavement for decades. At the helm is veteran musician Christian Lembach, whose knack for combining sludgy, crushing riffs and immense walls of feedback is amplified further during the band’s hypnotic live show. By all accounts, Lembach has never given less than his all for a crowd, and this assertion is validated by his tireless dedication to fan accessibility.”
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“The Jesus Lizard meets early Queens of the Stone Age at the therapist’s office.” ROLLING STONE
“New kings of noise rock.” NOISEY
“they have stepped up and delivered, with not only one of the finest noise rock albums of the year, but also one of the best loud rock albums, too.”
NEW NOISE MAGAZINE 4.5/5
“There’s a lot of sonic variety on Gold, in fact; tonal and E0 variation from song to song contribute to the music’s diverse feel, a quality that impresses the
more you spin it.” 8.5/10 MAGNET MAGAZINE
“Whores. are catchy. Between the bookends of instrumental distortion and angry vocal delivery lies a trio that are clearly capable of knocking out a chorus you’ll be humming all day.” ALTPRESS
“a masterfully executed, self-deprecating album that it is necessary to listen to.”
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Formed in 2010, Atlanta, Ga. noise merchants, WHORES., have quickly become infamous, thanks to their crushing live shows and no-holds-barred punk rock attitude.
The band signed to Brutal Panda Records in 2011 to unleash their ferocious debut, “RUINER.” Recorded at The Factory in Atlanta, “RUINER.” features five crushingly heavy tracks of pissed-off noise rock for fans of Helmet, Pissed Jeans, Harvey Milk and The Jesus Lizard.
Since their inception, the band has toured throughout the U.S., playing shows with Red Fang, Torche, Iron Reagan, Deafheaven, Black Tusk, Floor, Retox, Kylesa, The Atlas Moth, Zozobra, Royal Thunder, Fight Amp, Lo Pan, Coliseum, Obliterations and many others.
In late 2013, WHORES. released their highly anticipated follow-up, “CLEAN.” Recorded by Ryan Boesch (Helmet, Tomahawk, Fu Manchu, Melvins), the record sold out within a month, prompting the band to quickly release a second pressing. “CLEAN.” is now on its fifth pressing.
The band has garnered much attention as one of the best new acts in the noise rock scene. Spin Magazine voted WHORES. as one of the “must-see” bands at the 2014 SXSW and named “CLEAN.” in the top 10 of their 20 Best Metal Albums of 2013.
We were in other bands. Now we’re in this band. Soon we will all be deaf. Commercially moribund, second wave, first class, good times, bad vibes.