After their new signing with Downtown Records, White Denim is about to release their new album, the highly anticipated Sophomore LP ‘Fits’, to be released October 20th 2009. Fits; the title, is both a knowingly bad pun and a reference to the odd tantrum endured in its creation- manages just that. Anyone familiar with the ferocious drive of the Texan trio’s renowned live shows, where songs merge into each other and the playing guides the direction of the performance, will recognize their approach. Recorded and produced by the band in their infamous studio/trailer, Fits is more coherent than debut Workout Holiday, yet sacrifices none of its imagination. Though there’s barely a pause between tracks the set ebbs and flows, ranging from the soft-hearted to the ferocious.
With an US tour to follow, White Denim are getting ready for a very busy following year. Have a listen to their music here which the band describes, with only light sarcasm, as The Friendship Record. ‘We were congratulating each other for having good ideas,” says singer/guitarist James Petralli of the sessions, “We went through a lot of positive and negative things and came out of it a lot closer.”