White Reaper Announces Debut Album // Releases First Single
White Reaper Announces Debut Album // Releases First Single "Make Me Wanna Die"
Posted 04/08/2015

BIG DAY for the White Reaper dudes. Their infectiously energetic debut album, White Reaper Does It Again, will be out July 17th on LP, CD, MP3, and tape. You can pre-order an Early Bird 180-Gram Clear with Black Splatter LP (limited to 500) right now at our E-store.

NPR's All Songs Considered premiered first single "Make Me Wanna Die" yesterday on their radio show, and Stereogum has dubbed it "turbo-charged snot-hooks". Get psyched below via Soundcloud.

Like everything White Reaper does, the band’s trajectory from regional act renowned for its high-intensity shows to national touring group was accomplished at the speed of 0 to 60.

“We went all over the country and grew our hair out a little bit,” says guitarist/singer Tony Esposito about the past year spent on the road with the likes of Deerhoof, Young Widows, Priests, and more.

After signing to Polyvinyl in early 2014 and releasing a self-titled EP that blasts through six tracks in a breakneck 15 minutes, the Reapers — Esposito, keyboardist Ryan Hater, bassist Sam Wilkerson, and drummer Nick Wilkerson — soon began working on new material to fill out their set.

Enter White Reaper Does It Again: a raucous debut full-length from a bunch of barely 20-somethings who have more fun on a Tuesday night than you do on a Saturday.

Recorded in White Reaper’s hometown of Louisville, KY, with engineer Kevin Ratterman (Young Widows, Coliseum), WRDIA is a pure rock ’n’ roll adrenaline shot: vicious guitar scratches, elastic bass, sugary keyboard leads, and a thudding drums that will inevitably give your heartbeat a new rhythm.