Written by Tayla Ridley
White Denim have come a long way since their 2007 EP debut. With three albums under their belt, they return to their Austin roots with the release of Corsicana Lemonade.
Initially pegged as a garage rock band, White Denim’s background in jazz, country, and indie rock meant they were always going to experiment with their sound. On stage, they're a band that can not only play, but also be prepared to take risks for the thrill of it.
For Corsicana Lemonade, White Denim built their own studio in a house overlooking Lake Travis in Austin. So it’s no surprise the surrounding ambiance had a heavy influence on the new record. Exploring mellower territory, White Denim continues their rampant diversity with a more Southern country-folk vibe. Dwelling on family and memories, the lyrics set the mood of a back porch party with a strong smell of BBQ in the air, transcending a warm glow.
You can listen to tracks from White Denim’s new album on SXSWfm! To launch the SXSWfm player on your mobile device or desktop, click here.
Photo by Mark Seliger