Seven years of freewheeling at full tilt would leave most bands a burned-out wreck, but White Denim’s penchant for relentless garage rock and twisted guitar chops seems to have slowed on this sixth LP.
Less noise, less commotion, and less frenetic, those mind-bendingly dexterous guitar lines are still working, as they do on the happy chug of tracks like ‘At Night In Dreams’ and the digit-wrangling ‘Come Back’. But they feel smoother, tempered even.
That doesn’t stop White Denim getting busy on the double-time country funk of the title track, or on the melodic, reverb-drenched ‘Distant Relative Salute’. But while these are only flashes, they help make ‘Corsicana Lemonade’ a progressive exercise in restraint.
Words: Reef Younis
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