10 Songs, 31 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

White Reaper’s gritty bubblegum rock is such a fun, faithful facsimile of the ‘70s, it’s sometimes hard to believe they aren’t actually Kiss or Cheap Trick. Like their freewheeling gods before them, this is a band driven by the romance of a good time, from the glazed guitars of the Cars-like “Judy French” (“You know you crack my back, little lady/When you tease me like you do”) to the snotty, propulsive “Party Next Door.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

White Reaper’s gritty bubblegum rock is such a fun, faithful facsimile of the ‘70s, it’s sometimes hard to believe they aren’t actually Kiss or Cheap Trick. Like their freewheeling gods before them, this is a band driven by the romance of a good time, from the glazed guitars of the Cars-like “Judy French” (“You know you crack my back, little lady/When you tease me like you do”) to the snotty, propulsive “Party Next Door.”

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About White Reaper

The garage punk trio White Reaper hail from Louisville, Kentucky and sprinkle liberal amounts of bubblegum hooks and psychedelic weirdness over their short, energetic songs. Formed by singer/guitarist Tony Esposito and twin brothers Nick and Sam Wilkerson (drums and bass, respectively) while they were still teens, the group released their first single in 2013 ("Conspirator"/"The Cut.") The band's energy and songs soon caught the ear of Polyvinyl Records and they signed the band, releasing their self-titled, six-song EP in June of 2014. Just before its release, and with the addition of Ryan Hater on keys, the band headed out on a long tour with Young Widows. Along the way they began working on material for an album, which they started with engineer Kevin Ratterman when they got home to Louisville. Recorded over the course of one breathless week, White Reaper Does It Again was released by Polyvinyl in the summer of 2015. ~ Tim Sendra

  • ORIGIN
    Louisville, KY

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