“We went all over the country and grew our hair out a little bit,” says guitarist/singer Tony Esposito about the past year spent on the road with the likes of Deerhoof, Young Widows, Priests, and more.
After signing to Polyvinyl in early 2014 and releasing a self-titled EP that blasts through six tracks in a breakneck 15 minutes, the Reapers – Esposito, keyboardist Ryan Hater, bassist Sam Wilkerson, and drummer Nick Wilkerson – soon began working on new material to fill out their set.
White Reaper’s new album White Reaper Does It Again was Recorded in White Reaper’s hometown of Louisville, KY, with engineer Kevin Ratterman (Young Widows, Coliseum)
Esposito’s punk snarl takes center stage on “I Don’t Think She Cares,” a two-minute ripper that romps and stomps like a certain girl on a certain guy’s heart. Far from pausing to take a breath, the record’s b-side is just as eager to accommodate those with a beer in one hand and a limitless fount of energy to burn.
As with their previous material, before entering the studio Esposito put together demos of all the tracks before sending them to his bandmates to flesh out their parts.The band then held reign over Ratterman’s La La Land space for a little over a week, arriving at noon and staying late into the night – a schedule that left everyone as giddily exhausted as the crowd at, well, a White Reaper show.
White Reaper Does It Again
Street Date: July 17, 2015
1. Make Me Wanna Die
2. I Don’t Think She Cares
4. On Your Mind
5. Last 4th of July
6. Alone Tonight
9. Friday the 13th
10. Wolf Trap Hotel
11. Don’t You Think I Know
6/04 – Newport, KY – Southgate House Revival
6/05 – Indianapolis, IN – The HI-FI
6/06 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache at The Intersection
6/07 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
6/08 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
6/11 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
6/12 – Portland, OR – Dante’s
6/13 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
6/14 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
6/15 – Salt Lake City, UT – Bar Deluxe
6/16 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
6/17 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
6/18 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
6/19 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
6/20 – Milwaukee, WI – Mad Planet
7/17-7/19 – Louisville, KY – Forecastle Music Festival