Friday, January 27, 2017

Listen/Watch: White Reaper - "Judy French"

photo by Jesse DeFlorio
Louisville rockers White Reaper are back. "Judy French", the first single from their upcoming sophomore record The World's Best American Band, finds the foursome leaving off right where they left off and utilizing the same energy that galvanized their debut. "Judy French" follows in line with tracks like "Sheila" and "Cool" in that it's another of singer Tony Esposito's odes to badass women in his life. It's a moderate tempo essentially the closest White Reaper might get to a ballad without sacrificing their characteristic momentum and yet the guitar lines are clean, the melodies simple and unobscured. "Judy French is a love song but not one without bite as Esposito's spends the song trying to woo his intended with questionable success and the lyric video directed by Charlie Pollard draws upon high school days with it's paper fortune teller and it's lyrics given as answers to a impossible to pass test.

White Reaper's second full length record The World's Best American Band is out April 7th on Polyvinyl. You can pre-order the record now.

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