Album release: 'The World's Best American Band'  by White Reaper
Release date: out now
Label: Polyvinyl Records
More info: Band website

Following on from the April release of their new album 'The World's Best American Band' on Polyvinyl Records, Louisville indie/garage band White Reaper have announced a short run of EU/UK tour dates for this October.

A video for the latest track 'The World's Best American Band' has just emerged too. One of the album’s centrepieces, the Simon Young-animated video for the title track premiered recently with 'Funny or Die'. Watch the video at YouTube here.

Make sure to come out and see why people are singing the praises about this band, like when NPR caught them at this year's SXSW... "White Reaper's latest single is called 'The World's Best American Band,' which might seem a little hyperbolic until you've seen it live."

Press reaction to date

“…the feral snarl of MC5, the itchy, rhythmic spasms of post-punk, golden-era tunefulness.”  - Pitchfork

“Ramshackle riffing served with delightfully disorientating synth arrangements… Ramones-inspired chaos” - NME

“it’s all about speed, compression, fuzz and the melodic potential of the drone for these boys.” - The Guardian 

“this is debauched, delinquent punk delivered with a sneer on its chops.”
- Clash 

“a high-intensity mix of fuzz-slathered guitars, humping drums and sugary keyboards” - Q 

“unrelenting garage-punk outbursts” - The Line of Best Fit

“The fuzzy garage rock of White Reaper has an inspiring groove”
- The Independent


“Their tracks are loaded with hooks.” - London In Stereo

“crammed with short powerpop gems” - Uncut

“There’s very little here that won’t make you want to get up and dance.”
- Rock Sound

"If the title of their new album, 'The World's Best American Band,' is to be believed, yes. Yes they are." - Noisey

"White Reaper's latest single is called 'The World's Best American Band,' which might seem a little hyperbolic until you've seen it live." - NPR

White Reaper shred hard." - CLRVYNT

"It's [Judy French] a power-pop radio-blaster built from old Camaro parts, and you won't be surprised to learn that it's rad as hell." - Stereogum

"The garage punks made a good case for such a self-proclamation on previous single "'Judy French', but their new title track may have just 110% sealed the deal - it's time to hand out the trophies." - Consequence of Sound

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