White Denim are set to release their new album 'Corsicana Lemonade' on November 4th.
Fetid, deep fried psychedelia, White Denim's 2011 full length 'D' seemed to mark something of a breakthrough. Expanding to a four piece, it focussed their sprawling, primal take on rock music into something linear, something rather more palatable.
All of which means that 'Corsicana Lemonade' is the band's first album to be produced with an audience at the back of their mind. Unhinged boogie rock with nods towards blues and country, the album features two tracks recorded with Jeff Tweedy.
White Denim toured with Wilco back in 2012, and after one too many late night conversations Tweedy decided to take the reins. Only two songs emerged from those sessions, but - as White Denim frontman James Petralli explains - those were pivotal to the album's development.
"We spent a day apiece on those two songs and then the last three days, we just tried out every instrument we could get our hands on and laid out these kind of krautrock vamps" he said. "That studio is basically a museum; they have pretty much any instrument you could think of, so we just threw everything at it. Jeff was really adamant that we play live, so there was a lot of emphasis on the performances from the four of us being definitive. The spirit was to not have any studio fixing. When I listen to the new record now, it sounds like us learning to play that music, which is cool. To capture that freshness and that…uncertain certainty."
New track 'Pretty Green' has emerged online. Probably not related to Liam Gallagher's clothing line, you can listen to it below.
White Denim are set to release 'Corsicana Lemonade' on November 4th. The band are set to tour (alongside Tame Impala, no less) in the United States before hitting the UK for headline dates this November:
17 Brighton The Haunt
18 Bristol Fleece & Firkin
19 November Manchester Gorilla
20 London Village Underground
24 Glasgow Broadcast