Atlanta’s finest, WHORES., have released a new music video for their track “Mental Illness As A Mating Ritual” today you can see streaming below from their latest LP, GOLD. Directed by Shane Harrington, this is the second music video we’ve seen from the trio.
The band is also announcing a new batch of dates in April co-headlining with HELMS ALEE with BUMMER supporting. “We are so excited to announce our upcoming spring West Coast Tour with our friends in Helms Alee and Bummer!,” says WHORES. frontman Christian Lembach. “We played a few of the Harkonnen reunion shows back when our band was just starting out, and we immediately hit it off with Ben (Verellen, of Helms Alee). We’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to get out on the road together ever since. Our baby bros in Bummer will be bookending our shows on our way out west and on our way back to our beloved ATL. On fire to get back out on the road! ”
WHORES. will also be headlining the first night of the Portland-based sludge and prog festival Stumpfest in 2018. Stumpfest will be held from April 19th through 21st at Mississippi Studios in Portland, OR. More info can be found here.
As if this wasn’t keeping the band busy enough, WHORES. will be supporting DARKEST HOUR this February which includes a headline show at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, NY.
WHORES. released GOLD. on October 28th, 2016 via Entertainment One (eOne), the first for their new label home. GOLD. is available overseas via SPV. The debut LP was recorded at Parhelion Studios with producer Ryan Boesch (Helmet, Fu Manchu, Melvins).
GOLD. is the follow up to the highly buzzed about EP Clean (2013), which was widely cheered by critics. Also recorded by Boesch, the record sold out within a month, prompting the band to quickly release the second pressing. Clean is now on its sixth pressing.
04/05 New Orleans LA – Howling Wolf
04/06 Houston TX – Rudyard’s
04/07 Ft Worth TX – Ridglea Lounge
04/08 Austin TX – Barracuda
04/09 Big Spring – Desert Flower
04/10 Phoenix AZ – Rebel Lounge
With Helms Alee:
04/11 Tucson AZ – Club Congress
04/12 Las Vegas NV – Beauty Bar
04/13 San Diego CA – Casbah
04/14 Los Angeles CA – Resident
04/15 Reno NV – The Holland Project
04/16 San Francisco CA – Bottom of the Hill
04/17 Sacramento CA – Blue Lamp
04/19 Portland OR – Mississippi Studios (‘Stumpfest‘)
04/20 Seattle WA – Highline
04/21 Vancouver BC – Cobalt
04/22 Bellingham WA – Shakedown
04/24 Salt Lake City UT – Urban Lounge
04/25 Denver CO – Hi Dive
04/26 Kansas City – Riot Room
04/27 Memphis TN – Growlers
04/28 Atlanta GA – The Earl