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“White Reaper Does It Again, which swerves its way through bombastic ’70s guitar riffage, Cars-influenced new wave, classic Britpop, and the lunkhead sweetness of the Ramones.” – Consequence of Sound
“Esposito and the Wilkerson boys won the favor of their native Louisville with their spring-loaded live shows, which they’ve more than ably translated to wax on this six-song EP” – Pitchfork
“[Make Me Wanna Die] has got big, sharp hooks and giddy keyboard sounds. But the band plays it with enough ferocity that you can feel your heart rate elevating just listening to it.” – Stereogum
The band is currently on a US run throughout the month of June and will be playing festivals – including Forecastle Festival – through the summer.
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) — combines 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.
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