EP release: White Reaper (eponymously titled)
Release date: 24 June 2014
Label: Polyvinyl
More information and pre-orders: on Polyvinyl website

“You have the feral snarl of MC5, the itchy, rhythmic spasms of post-punk, golden-era tunefulness, and a clash of time-stamped production tricks—the curiously EQ’d drums sound like they’re being recorded through a tin-can phone connection while an eerie keyboard riff lends a touch of browned-out psychedelia.” - Pitchfork 

From the increasingly fertile DIY scene of Louisville, KY, emerges White Reaper - an incandescent power trio who is ready and willing to blow out eardrums far and wide.

The band - formed by Tony Esposito (vocals/guitar) and twin brothers Nick (drums) and Sam Wilkerson (bass) - combine sparkling hooks and fluid, fluttering rhythms to create psychedelia-tinged garage punk that make heads bob without sacrificing an ounce of sonic bite. 

Having cut their teeth playing a number of raucous local and regional shows that left everyone’s ears ringing and no pores devoid of sweat, the group is ready to unleash their eponymous debut EP - a six-song blitzkrieg that traces the band’s present and future. While dingy and jangly single “Conspirator” scratches the itch left behind by Jay Reatard, infectious stand outs “Cool” and “Funn” will undoubtedly make the ears of the Ty Segall/Oh Sees sect perk up.

Affectionately known as “Tony and the Twins,” White Reaper have six tracks in their pocket, a few future surprises up their sleeves, a thunderous live show, and they’re just getting started….

Track listing

Half Bad
She Wants To
Ohh (Yeah)

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