Corsicana Lemonade

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Screw beating around the bush, White Denim’s 5th album Corsicana Lemonade throws you straight into their vivid new world.

‘At Night in Dreams’ lumps around in the manner of a sexy Zeppelin jam and also hints that White Denim are nostalgically swooning back toward the 70’s. The self-titled ‘Corsicana Lemonade’ delivers just the same, with speedy mathematic guitar-work as James Petarelli lightly indulges in mumbling soul vocals. Yeah, there’s been another style make-over and they’re sounding as casually reclined as ever.

Unlike the spaced-out glow of other groups looking back such as ‘Tame Impala’ and ‘Temples’, White Denim have pinpointed the intricacies within the genres they’re looking at. Be it the guitar twang of ‘Santana’ on ‘Limited By Stature’ or the clear-cut funk of ‘Come Back’, It’s all too obvious that they’ve enjoyed time pushing buttons in the studio.

“It’s a barbecue record really”, is how the Texas boys aptly sum up the album. Well It’s certainly not the White Denim you remember for the burning melancholy of ‘Street Joy’ that’s for sure. Even the summery sounding record title splutters out an all-together more joyful period. Peaking with an all-crooning four-minute jam of ‘Pretty Green’ the pacific sound of Jack White and The Black Keys  is peppered throughout. ‘A Place To Start’ adopts a splurge of lobby-music and ends on a chiller, it’s all quite lovely.

While this record won’t push White Denim onto a larger stage, It shows that they’re not happy doing-to-death a single sound and will forever be champions of the alternative.