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The Texas band’s rock music is a vintage kind, an effortless, guitar infectious music that recalls the best of the best while maintaining its own steam. Their new album Performance just dropped and its their eighth album of solid tunes.

Great rock music is, above all things, a ton of fun. Texas band White Denim understand and live by this code. Just listen to their new album Performance. It’s nine songs of pure, unadulterated rock&roll. Packed with funk rhythms and guitar riffs so sharp you could cut glass with them.

‘Double Death’ is one highlight among many, the breakdown section in which could only ever be the product of four-lifetime professional musicians and ardent lovers of the genre. It’s a relentless project, album closer and heartstring puller ‘Good News’ is the closest we ever get to a ballad or downtempo number. Even that is not without its share of distorted guitars and accented drum patterns. It’s worth noting that the guitar solo in this song is perhaps the group’s finest to date. Howling fuzz against a wall of sound.

The album doesn’t suffer from a lack of variety, despite its unyielding high-octane sound. Some tracks, like ‘Performance’ are straight up rock songs. Others like ‘Double Death’ include aspects of classic funk acts like The Meters .

There’s plenty of southern rock influence to be heard too, check out the jubilant ‘It Might Get Dark’. Performance is a perfectly consistent rock record, one which is totally comfortable with what it is. Experimentation is all well and good, but White Denim have again proven once again that raw talent and unmatched songwriting skill is a rewarding well.

From the new album ‘Performance’ – OUT NOW

White Denim on later with Jools Holland TV show

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There’s a select group of live acts that I will see live at all costs, each time they tour. These artists would include Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard, among others, including the band White Denim.

I have had the pleasure of seeing White Denim play quite a few times now.

From White Denim’s last album Stiff,  Seeing White Denim play live with James Petralli on the stage with a cigarette in his mouth and he got right down to business on the guitar. The Austin-based psych rock demigods played tracks off of their new album Stiff . Even without long-time guitarist Austin Jenkins and drummer Joshua Block—who helped produce Leon Bridges’ stellar debut and are now part of his touring band—Petralli and bassist Steve Terebecki comfortably lead a band that has been one of the most consistent live acts in psych.

White Denim have their seventh studio effort, Stiff, the follow-up to 2013’s impressive Corsicana Lemonade, the Austin natives called on Ethan Johns (Paul McCartney, Laura Marling), marking the first time they’d ever leaned on an outside producer.

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Since releasing the album last January, the band have toured heavily ,we’ve heard a pair of promising singles in “Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah)” and now this track “Holda You (I’m Psycho)”.  the garage rockers have unboxed another preview with “Had 2 Know (Personal)”, a slice of progressive rock complete with blitzing riffs.

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White Denim are gearing up to drop their seventh studio effort, Stiff, later this month. For the follow-up to 2013’s impressive Corsicana Lemonade, the Austin natives called on Ethan Johns (Paul McCartney, Laura Marling), marking the first time they’d ever leaned on an outside producer.

Since announcing the new album in January, we’ve heard a selection of promising singles in “Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah)” and “Holda You (I’m Psycho)”. Now, the garage rockers have unboxed another preview with “Had 2 Know (Personal)”, a slice of progressive rock complete with blitzing riffs.

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Even after losing half his band to Leon Bridges, James Petralli didn’t hesitate to assemble some gifted musicians in his quest for divine modern southern boogie. His band is one of the best kept secrets in Austin, not to mention that in a town of thousands of guitarists, Petralli writes the catchiest riffs.  From White Denim’s new album Stiff, available everywhere 3/25/16.

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Austin garage rock outfit White Denim are preparing for the release of their seventh studio album Stiff due to come out March 25th on Downtown Records by sharing the lead single from the album, entitled “Holda You (I’m Psycho.)” Like their 2013 album Corsicana Lemonade, it’s an heavy intense guitar driven piece having all the traits that made us fall in love with White Denim In the first place. The band also share the cover art for the new album as well as the track list. For now, all we can do is wait…