White Reaper - White Reaper EP (Polyvinyl)
By Nathan G. O'Brien for Scene Point Blank
White Reaper is a cool-named trio who are rubber-burning their way
out of the Louisville, KY DIY scene. There’s a dude named Tony Esposito
who sings and plays the guitar, and twin brothers Nick and Sam
Wilkerson who play drums and bass respectively. Their self-titled debut
EP will appeal to fans of Wavves, Japandroids, and Jay Reatard.
Hate to drop the sounds-like bomb on you right off the jump but it’s
impossible to ignore. Fuzzy vocals and poppy, sun-kissed rock ‘n’ roll
is the name of the game here.
The drumming is pretty
dope. Lots of nice rolls and foot-stompin’ high hats. I don’t pound the
skins myself, but if I had to guess, dude’s got a tambourine attached
to his high hat because there is a lot of that old kick drum /
tambourine syncopation thing going on here; like something you’d hear on
a King Khan & BBQ Show record. Sometimes the toms sound like an empty pizza box being hit with wooden spoons, which is a splendid effect. ....read entire review here.