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White Denim
2 months ago
West coast! We’re headed your way in just under a month! Snag your tickets before its too late👉 https://whitedenimmusic.com/live

Feb 22: San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Feb 23
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Fan Reviews
Kyle
March 23rd 2023
No more Steve Terebecky, which breaks my heart, but these dudes still shred. This was something like my 30th White Denim show and I hope I get more in the future. Always a treat seein these lads.
San Francisco, CA@Great American Music Hall
Kyle
September 8th 2022
Energy was a bit off with the crowd and the mix was a little overblown. But its the Denim so naturally I had a good time. Fun show with a good crew.
Jersey City, NJ@White Eagle Hall
Katie
July 24th 2022
They didn’t play At Night in Dreams. The whole crowd felt so amped but by the end deflated and bummed out. I did lock eyes with the singer outside the pizza joint, even my boyfriend noticed, and told me how he seemed to be checking me out and we still laugh about it. Great show though. This band rocks.
Denver, CO@Bluebird Theater
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About White Denim
In his 1942 essay The Myth of Sisyphus, Camus wrote that “All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.” 15 years later Richard Wayne Penniman wrote “Wop bop a loo bop a wop bam boom”, an undeniably powerful vocalization that on any given Wednesday in any given situation, civilized or otherwise, is still fully capable of setting somebody’s stuff aflame. Over ten years and seven long players into their career, White Denim are still in the relentless pursuit of a thread- in other words, a wick.

The band have carefully studied the greatest records ever made, but they write songs just dumb enough to drink, dance, and fight to. Theirs is a music that aims for the whole body, while equally satisfying the mind. While it has morphed, expanded, and even burst apart, White Denim’s sincere and human drive and ability to spark exhilaration have been unerring constants of the band’s existence. Now, two years on from their comeback album supreme 'Stiff,' singer-guitarist Petralli and bassist Steve Terebecki have changed tack again for their seventh full-length, 'Performance.' A new studio, new collaborators, and new techniques for writing and recording influenced the elastic possibility and liberation felt throughout.

If the album’s title seems meaningful in its deadpan simplicity, it is. There is, of course, the meaning of “performance” that applies to anyone for whom the live arena is the proving ground. There’s also something more personal but universally acknowledged – the gap that exists between what we project and who we really are. “There is something absurd and isolating in continuing this pursuit for personal connection on such a wide scale. When writing an album I essentially leave my actual life, retreat deeper into myself and as it nears completion, I evaluate my work based on my own extremely skewed notion of what is widely relatable and still legitimately cool,” says Petralli. “My idea of cool is most significantly shaped by Steve’s body language when we are talking through ideas in session.” It has been said that “A clown enriched knows neither relation nor friend.”

'Performance' was mainly recorded over eight weeks at the band’s new downtown Austin studio, Radio Milk. Once an old general store constructed in 1902, it is now respectfully restored and sandwiched in between bars and modern condominiums. Two new players were key in what Petralli describes as “a super-collaborative record:” keyboardist Michael Hunter, a “young, humble genius with endless potential” and Conrad Choucroun, a “ridiculously solid” drummer with a long stint with NRBQ on his resume. "If you take nothing else from this at least take some time to listen to NRBQ, rock & roll scholars who shared members with the Sun Ra Arkestra" advises Petralli. It makes sense that White Denim would develop a kinship with a player from their circle. In many ways, they are a continuation of that sort of group. One that will never stop pushing and taking every opportunity to shine a light on and exemplify what is truly good about Rock & Roll music.

Categorically speaking, White Denim is still impossible to narrowly pin down. There’s the glam-rock strut of “Magazin” and “It Might Get Dark,” the dueling guitars on the low-slung blues prog of “Moves On”, and the sideways jazz of “Sky Beaming.” There are plenty of pleasingly unexpected musical moments on the title track and the easy-rolling closer “Good News,” along with some seriously distorted guitar. In the title track, Petralli sings, “Flashing light in a tunnel, You’re indicating a change.” In many ways, White Denim is the flashing light in a dark and crowded tunnel of showbiz glop. Quietly and fiercely finding themselves -- and us -- through their work.
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Genres:
Fusion
Band Members:
James Petralli, Steve Terebecki
Hometown:
Austin, Texas

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Latest Post
White Denim
2 months ago
West coast! We’re headed your way in just under a month! Snag your tickets before its too late👉 https://whitedenimmusic.com/live

Feb 22: San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Feb 23
more
Live Photos of White Denim
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Merch
Wrangler Women's Western Two Pocket S...
$39.00
Wrangler Men's Big and Tall Big & Tal...
$24.91
Wrangler Boys' Long Sleeve Dress West...
$25.00
Wrangler Men's Sport Western Basic Tw...
$26.19
Wrangler Men's Denim Shirt, Medium
$31.93
Wrangler mens Sport Western Two Pocke...
$25.23
Wrangler Men's Western Work Shirt Was...
$38.43
Wrangler Riggs Workwear mens Logger T...
$39.00
Ariat Male Solid Twill Classic Fit Sh...
$62.95
Wrangler boys Long Sleeve Western Sol...
$29.09
Fan Reviews
Kyle
March 23rd 2023
No more Steve Terebecky, which breaks my heart, but these dudes still shred. This was something like my 30th White Denim show and I hope I get more in the future. Always a treat seein these lads.
San Francisco, CA@Great American Music Hall
Kyle
September 8th 2022
Energy was a bit off with the crowd and the mix was a little overblown. But its the Denim so naturally I had a good time. Fun show with a good crew.
Jersey City, NJ@White Eagle Hall
Katie
July 24th 2022
They didn’t play At Night in Dreams. The whole crowd felt so amped but by the end deflated and bummed out. I did lock eyes with the singer outside the pizza joint, even my boyfriend noticed, and told me how he seemed to be checking me out and we still laugh about it. Great show though. This band rocks.
Denver, CO@Bluebird Theater
View More Fan Reviews
About White Denim
In his 1942 essay The Myth of Sisyphus, Camus wrote that “All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.” 15 years later Richard Wayne Penniman wrote “Wop bop a loo bop a wop bam boom”, an undeniably powerful vocalization that on any given Wednesday in any given situation, civilized or otherwise, is still fully capable of setting somebody’s stuff aflame. Over ten years and seven long players into their career, White Denim are still in the relentless pursuit of a thread- in other words, a wick.

The band have carefully studied the greatest records ever made, but they write songs just dumb enough to drink, dance, and fight to. Theirs is a music that aims for the whole body, while equally satisfying the mind. While it has morphed, expanded, and even burst apart, White Denim’s sincere and human drive and ability to spark exhilaration have been unerring constants of the band’s existence. Now, two years on from their comeback album supreme 'Stiff,' singer-guitarist Petralli and bassist Steve Terebecki have changed tack again for their seventh full-length, 'Performance.' A new studio, new collaborators, and new techniques for writing and recording influenced the elastic possibility and liberation felt throughout.

If the album’s title seems meaningful in its deadpan simplicity, it is. There is, of course, the meaning of “performance” that applies to anyone for whom the live arena is the proving ground. There’s also something more personal but universally acknowledged – the gap that exists between what we project and who we really are. “There is something absurd and isolating in continuing this pursuit for personal connection on such a wide scale. When writing an album I essentially leave my actual life, retreat deeper into myself and as it nears completion, I evaluate my work based on my own extremely skewed notion of what is widely relatable and still legitimately cool,” says Petralli. “My idea of cool is most significantly shaped by Steve’s body language when we are talking through ideas in session.” It has been said that “A clown enriched knows neither relation nor friend.”

'Performance' was mainly recorded over eight weeks at the band’s new downtown Austin studio, Radio Milk. Once an old general store constructed in 1902, it is now respectfully restored and sandwiched in between bars and modern condominiums. Two new players were key in what Petralli describes as “a super-collaborative record:” keyboardist Michael Hunter, a “young, humble genius with endless potential” and Conrad Choucroun, a “ridiculously solid” drummer with a long stint with NRBQ on his resume. "If you take nothing else from this at least take some time to listen to NRBQ, rock & roll scholars who shared members with the Sun Ra Arkestra" advises Petralli. It makes sense that White Denim would develop a kinship with a player from their circle. In many ways, they are a continuation of that sort of group. One that will never stop pushing and taking every opportunity to shine a light on and exemplify what is truly good about Rock & Roll music.

Categorically speaking, White Denim is still impossible to narrowly pin down. There’s the glam-rock strut of “Magazin” and “It Might Get Dark,” the dueling guitars on the low-slung blues prog of “Moves On”, and the sideways jazz of “Sky Beaming.” There are plenty of pleasingly unexpected musical moments on the title track and the easy-rolling closer “Good News,” along with some seriously distorted guitar. In the title track, Petralli sings, “Flashing light in a tunnel, You’re indicating a change.” In many ways, White Denim is the flashing light in a dark and crowded tunnel of showbiz glop. Quietly and fiercely finding themselves -- and us -- through their work.
Read More
Genres:
Fusion
Band Members:
James Petralli, Steve Terebecki
Hometown:
Austin, Texas

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