White Denim - Crystal Bullets / King Tears (ORANGE & BLACK VINYL)
Having released 10 albums since their debut in 2008, it's hard to believe that 'Crystal Bullets b/w King Tears' is the first ever 12" single from 'The last great Rock'n'Roll band' (The Guardian). Containing White Denim's first new music since the lockdown 30-day-album project 'World As A Waiting Room'. 'Crystal Bullets' was inspired by the groove of the great Bernard Purdie and the signature chopped and screwed production techniques of Houston, Texas' late great DJ Screw. The final minute features the most sublime harmonised sax solo you'll ever hear, leaving you wishing this was more than just a 2 track 12"' White Denim have long pulled hard at the parameters of rock & roll, admitting garage punk, soul, psychedelic boogie, prog, jazz and country blues while holding onto its vital goodtime core, and their up-tempo drive has produced a body of work defined as much by stellar musicianship as off-the-chain exhilaration. Energy and adventurism have always been paramount.