WHITE REAPER – ” Asking for a Ride “

Posted: January 5, 2023 in MUSIC

With a style that borrows from the likes of Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and Lynyrd Skynyrd, White Reaper stand out primarily for their power-pop enthusiasm and classic guitar-rock ethos.

“Might Be Right”, from the LP “You Deserve Love” (2019), offers a peppy but layered guitar sound and hop-along rhythm that will take listeners back to the most optimistic days of ’70s-era rock.

White Reaper are releasing a new album titled “Asking for a Ride”, the follow-up to 2019’s “You Deserve Love”, on January 27th via Elektra Entertainment. We’ve already heard the singles “Pages” and “Fog Machine,” and today they shared another new track called “Pink Slip,” which is a raw admission about growing pains. “Grow up so slow / Hard to believe us when we grow up so slow,” goes the chorus alongside serrated, reverb-soaked guitars. “Part of me is off to sea / The other half is waiting to come home,” goes another poignant lyric. There’s speck of rock nostalgia hidden in “Pink Slip,”

if there’s one surefire way to start your Shaky Knees weekend off right, it’s with White Reaper’s Friday afternoon set. The Louisville, Kentucky, quintet are known for their hooky, high-energy rock, a natural fit for arenas and the garage alike. Their three albums to date 2015’s “White Reaper Does It Again”, 2017’s “The World’s Best American Band” and 2019’s “You Deserve Love” have consistently satisfied,

But it’s White Reaper’s live show that really sets them apart: “The cliché ‘They’re better live’ was invented for bands like White Reaper,” wrote Zach Schonfeld in his review of the band’s second LP for Paste. “The records are good, but onstage is where the band’s wonderfully scuzzy blend of pop-punk and garage rock goes stratospheric.” You couldn’t ask for a better Day 1 shot of adrenaline.

White Reaper’s official video for their new track ‘Might Be Right’ – from the album, “You Deserve Love”, available now.

The power-pop revivalists’ fourth album “Asking for a Ride” arrives January 27th via Elektra Entertainment.

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