Sat, June 17, 2017
Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm
$20 advance / $22 day of show
This event is 21 and over
Tickets available at AXS.COM, or by phone at 888-929-7849. No service charge on tickets purchased in person at the Great Scott box office seven days a week 12PM-1AM, or at The Sinclair Box Office (Cambridge, MA) Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM. Please note: box offices are cash only.http://www.boweryboston.com/event/1441724/
For 'Stiff,' White Denim enlisted producer Ethan Johns (Paul McCartney, Laura Marling), the first time the band has worked with an outside producer for an entire album. The album was recorded completely live to 16-track tape with few overdubs, and the resulting 9 adrenaline-fueled tracks signal a return to White Denim's frenetic rock band roots.
Lead cut "Holda You (I'm Psycho)" premiered this morning via NPR Music. The song sounds like a band re-energized and revitalized, resulting in what vocalist/guitarist James Petralli calls a "high heat, high energy, good times record."
While 'Stiff' remains distinctively White Denim, there's a reinvigoration permeating through the album via new guitarist Jonathan Horne and a beefed-up rhythm section thanks to the work of new drummer Jeffrey Olson. Petralli explains: "We learned a lot making 'D' and 'Corsicana Lemonade.' We wanted to take some of those lessons and apply them back to our original mission statement and get back to some of the things that made us excited about the band in the first place."
The Red Krayola-sampling opener "Had 2 Know (Personal)" is the embodiment of that mission statement. Petralli describes it as "a reassertion of our initial intent to make songs that satisfy our urge to play fast." Meanwhile, the tremendously fun "Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah)" leans more towards old-school, 70's-style groove with an anthemic chorus. "Thank You," co-written with Cass McCombs showcases the band's soulful grit.
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