White Denim "Drugs"
Texas indie-garage-blues band White Denim have never been afraid to stretch their incredibly deep chops by venturing into various genres, even within one song. The group can tease the listener into thinking they are a prototypical pop band, but then they will throw in a wild breakdown or a off kilter guitar solo, just to let you know that they don’t have any interest in pacifying what you think they should do. Like Plants and Animals, the group seem to have the ability to write air tight pop songs, but choose to make them convoluted and slightly challenging, just to give the listener an unexpected left turn. They play up this formula on the first release “Drugs” from their forthcoming album D. The track jumps and wiggles, never quite settling on a groove or feel, but always sounding really excellent. While most bands release a first single that gives some sort of impression about what the record will sound like, with a group like White Denim there will be no template, which is the great thing about them. D drops May 24th on Downtown Records.