Whores. Unveil Cover of the Cure, Announce U.S. Tour Dates


I’ve been kicking myself in the ass for quite some time for missing the cut on Brutal Panda Records’ latest subscription series, a monthly collection of split singles featuring a slew of killer bands including personal faves such as Black Tusk, Kowloon Walled City, Fight Amp, Helms Alee and more. My most anticipated of these releases, of course, was from Atlanta noise rockers Whores. for reasons that are obvious to anyone who has spent any time reading this blog. But that anticipation got a heated injection of “holy shit I can’t wait!” when rumors began to circulate that the trio’s split would consist solely of covers of the Cure. The kings of kill, crush and destroy interpreting gothic post-punk? Deal me in.

Yesterday, the band finally unveiled their new effort via Brooklyn Vegan and to my delight it finds the trio dragging the Cure’s 1979 single “Jumping Someone Else’s Train” through the sludgy muck and mire. In many ways the pummeling, bare-bones approach is exactly what you would expect from this sort of undertaking, but that doesn’t make the track any less potent. The split, which also features Portland, Oregon-based Rabbits’ taking on the Cure’s ”A Reflection” and “Give Me It” on the B-side, is due out February 11. Pre-orders are available here.

In addition to the new track, Whores. have also announced a slew of U.S. tour dates beginning with a March 8 date at the Basement before the group heads off to Texas for a pair of SXSW performances and a March 16 appearance at Spillover Fest in Dallas. From there they will head out across the Midwest and then down the East Coast where they’ll finish things off on April 1 at Strange Matter in Richmond, Virginia. Along the way they’ll hook up with sludge rockers Lo Pan for a string of dates before closing out the final leg of the tour with labelmates Fight Amp. Check out the full list of dates below.

Whores. U.S. Tour Dates:
Mar 08 – Atlanta, GA – The Basement
Mar 14 – Austin, TX – SXSW
Mar 15 – Austin, TX – SXSW
Mar 16 – Dallas, TX – Spillover Fest w/ Deafheaven, Japanther, more
Mar 17 – Tulsa, OK – The Yeti
Mar 18 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
Mar 19 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
Mar 20 – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club w/ Lo Pan
Mar 21 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge w/ Lo Pan
Mar 22 – Columbus, OH – Ruby’s w/ Lo Pan
Mar 23 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop w/ Lo Pan
Mar 24 – Athens, OH – The Union w/ Lo Pan
Mar 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox w/ Lo Pan
Mar 26 – Syracuse, NY – Badlands w/ Fight Amp
Mar 27 – Boston, MA – O’Brien’s w/ Fight Amp
Mar 28 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus w/ Fight Amp
Mar 29 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie w/ Fight Amp, Rye Coalition
Mar 30 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar w/ Fight Amp, Roomrunner
Mar 31 – Norfolk, VA – Roger’s w/ Fight Amp
Apr 01 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter w/ Fight Amp

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.whores.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Whores/108004672554176