White Denim Bring The Funk, Punk & Psych To KCRW’s Masquerade Ball The Austin Based Band Unleashed A Sonic Barrage In DTLA
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“… If you want to get a party started, book White Denim to play a set. This Austin, Texas based band with core members James Petralli (vocals, guitars) and Steve Terebecki (bass), bring a musical stew of punk, funk, psychedelia and garage to the stage, and jam like there’s no tomorrow.
Having just released their ninth studio album Performance in August, White Denim’s sound is as polished and clean as ever. While James is perfectly solid on vocals, the focus of White Denim is the unrelenting musicality of each of the players and they way in which they feed off one another in a live setting. Their rhythmic dynamism in particular is second to none.
Though dressed like they were all heading out to a prom in the early 80s, the sonic qualities of their performance, thought rooted in “classic” themes of funk, psych and punk, seemed to come from the future. It was a groove that everyone in the room willingly fell into and had even the most stalwart wall flowers nodding their heads to every downbeat …”