In his 1942 essay The Myth of Sisyphus, Camus wrote that “All great deeds and all
great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street
corner or in a restaurant’s revolving door.” 15 years later Richard Wayne Penniman
wrote “Wop bop a loo bop a wop bam boom”, an undeniably powerful vocalization that
on any given Wednesday in any given situation, civilized or otherwise, is still fully
capable of setting somebody’s stuff aflame. Over ten years and seven long players into
their career, White Denim are still in the relentless pursuit of a thread – in other words, a
The Austin,Texas band have carefully and continuously studied the greatest records
ever made, but they write songs just dumb enough to drink, dance, and fight to. Theirs
is a music that aims for the whole body, while equally satisfying the mind. While it has
morphed, expanded, and even burst apart, White Denim’s sincere and human drive and
ability to spark true rock & roll exhilaration have been unerring constants of the
band’s 10-year existence.
“White Denim are one of the best live bands you will ever see if you live to be a million.
That’s not excitable hyperbole, merely a bald statement of undeniable fact…” — Time
“The last great rock & roll band!” — The Guardian