To celebrate the 4th of July holiday, White Reaper has shared a new video for “The Last 4th Of July.” The video is a celebration, but with a different kind of fireworks show. Aside from the video, the band has been quite busy lately.
“We went all over the country and grew our hair out a little bit,” says guitarist/singer Tony Esposito about the past year spent on the road with the likes of Deerhoof, Young Widows, Priests, and more.
After signing to Polyvinyl in early 2014 and releasing a self-titled EP that blasts through six tracks in a breakneck 15 minutes, the Reapers – Esposito, keyboardist Ryan Hater, bassist Sam Wilkerson, and drummer Nick Wilkerson – soon began working on new material to fill out their set.
Enter White Reaper Does It Again: a raucous debut full-length from a bunch of barely 20-somethings who have more fun on a Tuesday night than you do on a Saturday.
Recorded in White Reaper’s hometown of Louisville, KY, with engineer Kevin Ratterman (Young Widows, Coliseum), WRDIA is a pure rock ‘n’ roll adrenaline shot: vicious guitar scratches, elastic bass, sugary keyboard leads, and a thudding drums that will inevitably give your heartbeat a new rhythm.
Esposito’s punk snarl takes center stage on “I Don’t Think She Cares,” a two-minute ripper that romps and stomps like a certain girl on a certain guy’s heart.
As with their previous material, before entering the studio Esposito put together demos of all the tracks before sending them to his bandmates to flesh out their parts.
The band then held reign over Ratterman’s La La Land space for a little over a week, arriving at noon and staying late into the night – a schedule that left everyone as giddily exhausted as the crowd at, well, a White Reaper show.
White Reaper Does It Again
Street Date: July 17, 2015
Pre-Order It here
1. Make Me Wanna Die
2. I Don’t Think She Cares
4. On Your Mind
5. Last 4th of July
6. Alone Tonight
9. Friday the 13th
10. Wolf Trap Hotel
11. Don’t You Think I Know
7/18 – Louisville, KY – Headliners * (Record Release Show & Forecastle After Party)
7/17-7/19 – Louisville, KY – Forecastle Music Festival
7/30 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
8/01 – Birmingham, AL – Secret Stages Festival
9/25 – 9/26 – Champaign, IL – Pygmalion Festival
* = w/ King Tuff