Monday, April 28, 2008

White Denim: Antone's, Daytrotter & more

It appears that White Denim have really been making the rounds. Gobbling up some of the vast SXSW/CMJ spotlight, taking their show across the pond and inciting a score of positive reviews, press from the likes of Rolling Stone et al., making deals, entertaining folks at the Plug Awards, so on and so forth. Even just in Austin they went from pulling in around 30 people for a gig at the Emo's Lounge to impressing hundreds at Fun Fest, and even more than that soon enough when they plug in at the Austin City Limits Fest. Hell, they even broke down and decided to possess a fully functioning website. What a country!

They went up and spent some time in the Daytrotter studio not long ago, coming out of it with a recording session that includes three previously unreleased tracks and a pretty damn strong vote of confidence. Here's a few lines from the article:
"It’s the sound of spontaneous combustion, setting off a chain of unlikely blazes. It makes you break out into seizures and loops, traveling on the bullet train to tarnation – but with benefits, with perks that are better than parole. White Denim, the Austin, Texas, three-piece is this coming, this marauding, three-headed horseman of explosive guitars and scorpion testosterone, blowing everything in its way back two counties, ripping clothing and skepticism into confetti and raffling off the pedestrian way of doing rock and roll to anyone who will take it in this seller’s market."
One of the new songs from that session is below, and to check out the rest of it just follow the link.
White Denim are coming back home to Austin next week, performing at Antone's with Tapes 'n Tapes while the two are in the midst of a hearty tour of the states. The show happens Friday, May 2nd, with doors at 8:00 and tickets available for $12 right here. Here's a few words from The Boston Herald about their recent gig in Beantown:
"Fresh off a much-buzzed-about showcase at South by Southwest, the Austin, Texas, garage-rock trio White Denim simply exploded before a mostly unsuspecting audience with a punk/funk sound that was equal parts James Brown, the Stooges and Hound Dog Taylor. On the insistent gut-bucket blues of “Paint Silver Gold,” White Denim came off like a hopped-up version of the Black Keys."
If you are in Austin and have yet to check out one of their shows, next Friday would be a fine time to do so. Their current tour runs through May and apparently they're headed back across the pond in June, so they might not be around for a little while. If you need another incentive, I'll even hook you up with a free pair of tickets. Just shoot an e-mail to covertcuriosity @ with Antone's in the subject line, I'll pick a name at random, and notify the winner by Thursday. For more of everything else, check the event listing.