Whirr dropped from label after transphobic tweets

San Francisco shoegaze/rock band Whirr have been dropped from their label, Run For Cover Records, after transpohic tweets attacking punk band G.L.O.S.S who released a relentless demo E.P at the start of 2015, and if you haven't heard it then you should listen to it before reading further because it's fucking brilliant. Whirr's tweets unsuprisingly got picked up quickly and Run For Cover Records, whom the band have worked with on multiple releases, have since announced that they will no longer be working with the band after their disgusting behaviour. You can read some of Whirr's tweets and responses and RFC Records' response below:

The band also touched on suicide...

Below is Run For Cover's response:

Whirr have been retweeting the responses to their dispicable tweets and rightfully so the punk rock community on a whole are standing against the behaviour. Long live G.L.O.S.S.

UPDATE: Whirr have blamed their tweets on a friend who apparently had access to their Twitter account. assist Nick Bassett apologizes for “letting things get to this point” and says he will manage the band’s Twitter and Facebook going forward:

Run For Cover have spoke to Pitchfork in response to Whirr's statement/apology about wether or not it will change the label's decision to end things with Whirr and said the following:

Frankly, no, it doesn’t change anything. We were aware of the information in Whirr’s statement when we made the decision. Although the band is not signed to our label, and never have been, we have decided to not work with them in the future, and stop selling their releases we did have a hand in. Also, despite being at a financial net loss with Whirr and Camera Shy, we will be donating $3,000 to a TBA non profit in support of equal rights for LGBTQ.

We will be posting what organization later today, we just didn’t want to jump the gun on that decision.