Tuesday, May 24, 2011

White Denim - "D"

White Denim just released their brilliant new album, which simply goes by the name D. To say that their sound has progressed since the band's early days back in 2006 would be a huge understatement. "Spastic" was a term (and a fairly appropriate one) that was once used to describe their sound, whereas today's adjective of choice is more often either "jam" or "prog." In their 4-star review of D, Rolling Stone went so far as to say that White Denim "often recalls late-Sixties Grateful Dead."

However it is defined, White Denim are continuing to craft some of the best rock music originating out of the Austin music scene. And with their latest two efforts, Last Day of Summer and D, their music is more accessible than ever. The band is also now four-strong thanks to the addition of second guitarist Austin Jenkins, who was added to the band's line-up in late 2010. He of course joins the band's founding members James Petralli (guitar/vocals), Steve Terebecki (bass), and Josh Block (drums).

Here's a sample from the new album. Hit up whitedenimmusic.com to hear it in full. For further reading check out the Austinist interview with James Petralli.
Here"s some fresh new video from their Do512 Lounge Session: