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White Denim / Performance
Album:Performance Collection:General
Artist:White Denim Added:01/2019
Label:City Slang 

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Album Review
DJ Stace
Reviewed 2019-01-17 
Performance / White Denim Label: City Slang Records

Reviewed: 1/17/2019

DJ Stace

Austin Texas rockers take a break from writing performing and recording with Ft. Worth, TX crooner, Leon Bridges to release a solid American Indie Rock album. Great songwriting, tight productions and nods to 70's album rock, prog and other had me checking and double-checking to see if Dan Auerbach was hiding in here, somewhere. Nope, this is all White Denim. Uptempo, uplifting. Great album.

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RIYL: Dan Auerbach, Black Keys, Whitney, Big Star, Leon Bridges, Southern Rock, Prog Rock, Blues Rock, Rock

Play: Anything; Favorites: 1,2,9

1. Magazin 03:38 ** - Slinking and growling guitars and shuffling drums interspersed with horns. Great opening tune with some chaotic rhythm going on in transitions. I like it alot. Nope, definitely not Dan Auerbach singing.
2. Performance 02:25 ** - Great loopy guitar effects at the start give way to an uptempo rocker. Love to vocals, again.
3. Fine Slime 04:45 - Another uptempo rocker with staccato guitars
4. Double Death 03:27 - Wobbly (jesus I don't even know what instrument that is) intro riffs, give way to prog-rockish rhythm shifting while remaining a nice and funky up-to-mid-tempo rocker
5. Moves On 03:52 - Heavy riffage , headbanging drum fills. Another great up-tempo proggy-rhythmed winner.
6. It Might Get Dark 03:36 - Southern rock riffs and nearly falsetto vocals (again with the Auerbach channeling) and freight train rhythms. Solid and fun with the volume cranked.
7. Sky Beaming 03:18 - Prog-rock freakout breakdowns all over the place. Mid-tempo with some airy guitar flourishes that remind me of the 70's.
8. Backseat Driver 03:16 - Keyboard tapping,Fuzzed out guitar and organ intro gives way to uptempo shuffler that highlights vocals into the rocking choruses.
9. Good News 04:21 *** - 12-string strumming and picking and fantastic lyrics and vocals make this my album favorite. Reminds me of Big Star in places. Ends with a 40 second fade of jangly guitar and radio feedback coolness. Great tune.Still sounds like Auerbach.

Track Listing
1.Magazin 5.Moves On
2.Performance 6.It Might Get Dark
3.Fine Slime 7.Sky Beaming
4.Double Death 8.Backseat Driver
 9.Good News