Tuesday, 13 May 2014
Fear The White Reaper
Another month, another prolonged absence from the blog. What with tours and new releases on the label I have dropped the ball again. Lucky I have so much good music to come back to.
Ill kick off today with Kentucky dropkicks White Reaper. Their Conspirator/The Cut 7” was one of the standout small form releases of 2013 (check out what we thought here) and they are back in action with a slightly longer release, their eponymous debut EP (out through Polyvinyl). There is a raw gnarl about their garage punk stylings that keeps them fresh and surging through the pack of staid wannabes. Listen to the likes of 'Funn' or 'Half Bad' - this is Jeff The Brotherhood forcefed coke and sweat and run over with cement, with their maniacal grins cracking off their faces. And the trio aren’t silly, bringing back the killer ‘Conspirator’ for a second helping, an octane caterwaul that raises the stakes on Japandroids' gritted garage rows.
Pre-order White Reaper (on clear pink 12") here. The huge news is that White Reaper is supporting the mighty Young Widows on their Stateside tour - awesome work!!