The US alt-rock quartet White Reaper released the LP The World’s Best American Band on the 7th.
White Reaper – Little Silver Cross
The fourth of the ten tracks on the album – Little Silver Cross, contains the hallmarks of their high-pressure rock which is counterbalanced by a relaxing synth, that allows them to contain music of distinctive layering.
When introduced in 2014 the US alt-rock band White Reaper were a trio, now a quartet with the addition of keys to the line-up.
While the raw edges of the sound have been sanded down by the synth, White Reaper have lost none of their energy as the electronics add a further dimension to their out-put. Make Me Wanna Die, the first of the dozen tracks on the LP White Reaper Does It Again exemplifying the shift in direction as fusillades of percussion are joined by the keyboard to add emphasis to crunchy guitar.
Gaining ever wider coverage, including a recent support tour to the UK and making further inroads across the North American Continent, I look forward to keeping up with the future development of White Reaper.
White Reaper is the new-wave trio of Tony Esposito (Guitar / Vocals), Nick Wilkerson (Drums) and Sam Wilkerson (Bass) from Louisville in the USA.
Stripping away all the unessential elements White Reaper deliver up-tempo garage rock with the seasoned ability of a well established out-fit and bearing in mind they only formed less than a year ago and have already released a must have six track eponymously named EP, expect to hear much more of the trio in the future.
The native rawness of the songs draws instant attraction and White Reaper grab hold of the audience and hurl them around the room in a frenzy of activity and like a trained boxer, the punches land with precision to the mid-riff in a flurry. The listener needs do nothing other than turn up the volume as the body will naturally kick in to join the sounds with flailing arms and pogo jumps.
The influences are clear to hear and White Reaper would have perfectly in tune as CBGBS, but that doesn’t make them a pale imitation of what has gone before, as they carve out their own name in the woodblock with well timed and played music of relevance to the second decade of the 21st Century.