NME’s #5 Best Band at SXSW “the real winner of SXSW this year was the might wah-wah pedal, thanks mainly to White Denim’s growling psycho garage rock…..the spewing riot of “Paint Silver Gold” and the massive “Let’s Talk About It” are spelling out the future of dirt-rock in blood”
Uncut Playlist: â€œLet’s Talk About Itâ€ “Another terrific new act, this time a hysterical garage band from Austin, who remind us variously of MC5 and Devo”
Austin Chronicle: â€œBest New Band In Austinâ€ NY Times SXSW Wrap-Up: “A power trio with rocketing punk speed take on the twangy Texas guitar rock” GQ SXSW Survival Guide: 5 Must See Acts at the fest….
Rolling Stone Breaking Band: “On their loud and raw EP Let’s Talk About It, which was written and recorded in a 1940s Spartan trailer, the band combines the Stooges’ raw power, Hendrix’s psychedelic flourishes and the White Stripes’ stripped-down blues rock.”
Pitchfork gives Let’s Talk About It EP a 7.3: http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/47790-lets-talk-about-it-ep
Let’s Talk About It EP coming soon….To keep you satisfied until then…Check out the new video!
Wriggling free from the straight jacket that is ‘garage rock’, the WD sound could be likened to an updated millennial Minutemen, fused with Devo and MC5, topped off with Monks-style chants and a soulful wail c/o James Petralli that really lifts the bands into a different realm. Live is where they really come into their own. The bass stands to attention in a way that seems lost since the death of Mark Sandman, the drums and percussive elements are boisterous and rousing and the confident layering and fuzzy wah-wah of the guitar fuse together to create a beautifully raw and loud cacophony. It really needs to be experienced whilst they remain in smaller venues, as the band’s connection with each other and ability to communicate on stage is electrifying. The supremely humble yet highly effervescent White Denim took over their home town for what would become a battering-ram SXSW that left many in awe as to their band dynamic. They were simply one of the best bands to appear at the festival, and what made it better than most was that they played themselves into the ground, but still managed to pull off a final appearance at Habana Calle 6 that is still ringing in the ears of those fortunate enough to be present.
4/22 – First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4/23 – Nightclub 9:30 – Washington, D.C.
4/24 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, North Carolina
4/25 – The Earl – Atlanta, Georgia
4/26 – Cafe 11 – St. Augustine, Florida
4/28 – The Social – Orlando, Florida
4/29 – Common Grounds – Gainesville, Florida
4/30 – Bottletree – Birmingham, Alabama
5/02 – Antone’s – Austin, Texas 5/03 – Hailey’s – Denton, Texas
5/06 – Club Congress – Tucson, Arizona
5/07 – The Casbah – San Diego, California
5/08 – Troubadour – West Hollywood, California
5/09 – Troubadour – West Hollywood, California
5/10 – Fillmore – San Francisco, California
5/12 – W.O.W. Hall – Eugene, Oregon
5/13 – Richards on Richards – Vancouver, B.C., Canada
5/14 – The Showbox – Seattle, Washington
5/16 – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, Utah
5/17 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, Colorado