Faves of 2017: WHIMM

For the past three years, Toronto’s WHIMM have brought the searing intensity of their live performances to stages across North America, honed through touring. Singer/guitarist Mounir Chami, bassist Andrew Matthews, and drummer Jonathan Pappo create ominous, emotionally charged avant-rock fusing spellbinding melodies with an urgency akin to 1980s anarcho-punk. WHIMM’s debut, A Stare Ajar, was released by Pleasence Records on October 27.

New albums this year (Andrew Matthews):

Barcelona, Pueden Ser Ellos
Anarquia Vertical, Sistema Total De Liberación
Pharmakon, Contact
Drew McDowall, Unnatural Channel
Tzusing, 東方不敗
Dean Blunt & Joanne Robertson, Wahalla

Things that I like this year in no particular order (Jonathan Pappo):

Twin Peaks: The Return
Mount Eerie, A Crow Looked At Me
Beverly Glenn Copeland, Keyboard Fantasies
All Koyama Press Books (Anti-Gone, Old Ground, Everywhere Disappeared, etc.)
Timothy Morton, Dark Ecological Chocolate / Humankind
Joseph Shabason, Aytche
Richard Dawson, Peasant

Here’s me list (Mounir Chami):

Milton Nascimento, Minas and Geraes
Bernardino Femminielli, Plaisirs Américains
Marvin Gaye, I Want You
The Caretaker, Everywhere at the end of time (Stage 1 and 2)
Bob Fosse, All That Jazz
Maren Ade, Toni Erdmann
Kelly Reichardt, Certain Women


About Less Lee Moore

Less Lee Moore is a Fannibal, an animal lover, a music maven, and a horror movie junkie. She is the Editor In Chief for Popshifter, and also contributes to Diabolique Magazine, Everything Is Scary, Modern Horrors, Rue Morgue, Vague Visages, and more.

Posted on December 9, 2017, in books, Faves of 2017, movies, music and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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