White Denim D on LP
Austin, Texas is largely known as being home to one of the most organic and celebrated music communities in the world and White Denim, the four-piece rock outfit hailing from this musical hotbed, has helped to establish that reputation over the past five years.
With years of touring and press recognition from outlets such as the New York Times, Pitchfork, Filter, Spin, Rolling Stone and more behind them, the band stepped into the studio in 2010 to re-envision how they see a hard rock band sounding, making songs that draw inspiration from across the board from Patto and Lee Hazelwood to Little Feat and Dukes of Stratosphear.
The end result lends itself to a softer sound crafted for their upcoming studio album, D, slated for release in North America on Downtown Records. Recorded over three weeks at a studio on Lake Travis in Austin and self-produced, D stands on White Denim’s combination psych/punk rock sound backed by frenetic and meandering guitar riffs and live-to-tape percussion. As this marks the band’s fourth studio album, they chose the fourth letter of the alphabet, D, to represent what is truly their finest and most versatile work to date.
“No matter how you get it, the band’s chopped-funk delirium is effortless sorcery, evoking Talking Heads’ dancing-bones rock, the dervish thrash of the Minutemen and the Strokes’ pneumatic guitar pop.” - David Fricke/Rolling Stone