Austin’s White Denim are known for giving indie rock a psych-blues twist and losing themselves in static jams. With their upcoming Album D, due May 24 on Full Time Hobby, they dig into psychedelic territory and add even more obscure elements to their yet eclectic sound. With what sounds like subtle elements of electronica White Denim slowly but surely start to evoke memories of folktronica masters The Beta Band, the sorely missed Scottish band. You can watch the video for first single ‘Drug’ below.
White Denim have also compiled a new hour-long spring mixtape called MixDisc2, which features songs and jams from Jeff Simmons, Lee Hazelwood, Emmylou Harris, Alessandro Alessandroni and Amon Duul II. An intense journey through the manifold influences of the band, you can listen or download below. Another track off the album, ‘Anvil Everything’, can be downloaded over at White Denim’s website for the cost of an email-address.
Published April 20, 2011.