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Music Monday on Tuesday: WHITE DENIM

ed. - It's been a while since I've done one of these properly with an actual write up (well kind of an actual write-up) and not just posting some random video sans text. I know this is a day later, but I wrote it yesterday, I was just having some trouble with the HTML editor.


WHITE DENIM (official site)
Fits
2009

Finally, something from Austin, Texas on this site that's not obnoxious (zing! had to Longhorn fans, sorry.) I discovered their music pretty much by accident. They were unsigned, but riding a big wave of media attention and enthusiasm in the wake of a performance at the SXSW music festival. I'd heard good things from trusted sources, so I went to the show not having heard a note with no expectations other than "good music" and "great live band." These guys delivered and then some. Their latest album Fits is kind of all over the place, but believe me when I say that I say that in the best way possible. It's like somebody took a rock band, blues band, jazz band, punk band, R&B band and prog-rock band and dropped them in a blender. Normally this type of all-over-the-map genre-bending approach is a bad idea and terribly difficult to execute, but they don't attempt all things in all songs and what it ultimately feels like is a rock band with great range and ability with a truckload of influences. There are other songs I'd have preferred to link to, but this the only song they've made an official video for off of the new album so far. In light of that, I've also included the video "sampler" made by their record company. It's like a great hodge-podge of 70s glory filtered through a 21st century sensibility:

This is where you can really hear the diverse sounds of the album:

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