Austin’s White Denim are a four piece honed on playing psychedelic rock with the balls and rhythm of pure, unapologetic down-to-earth Texas rock n’ roll. Named “Best Rock Band” at SXSW for the 4th consecutive year (by Gorilla Vs Bear), White Denim take influences from garage rock to twangy blues to black country and deliver something completely unique. After locking themselves into a studio on Lake Travis in Austin for three weeks, the quartet is ready to release the self-produced album D (Downtown Records) on May 24th. And to promote the upcoming LP, White Denim have put together a one-hour mixtape of their widespread sound — everything from Lee Hazlewood and Crazy Horse to Emmylou Harris and Billy Joe Shaver (some claim the true inspiration behind Jeff Bridges’ Crazy Heart). Basically, the perfect music to spend a torrid, humid Texas spring night gulping down beers with. Read our interview with White Denim’s bassist Steve Terebecki, check their video for their first single “Drug”, and if you like what you hear peep their mixtape after the Jump…
Allow me to introduce myself, I’m…
Steve Terebecki, Terrence Beckins.
You can find me in…
I’m usually posted up at…
My house. I don’t go in public.
I pay my bills by…
Playing bass in a band called White Denim.
You might’ve heard of me because…
You watch TV and they play our music on there sometimes.
But why you really should know me is…
We record 3 records a year and are a really terrific live band.
If it wasn’t for my dog Devonte I wouldn’t be where I am today
The best part about my job is…
That I get to play my favorite instrument in a great band all over the world.
The worst part about my job is…
Being away from my fiancée.
If I was taking a train from Paris to Madrid, and I could choose one person to share the cabin with, I’d choose…
My lover, duh.
The first piece of music I heard that I remember waking up my ears was…
The Residents’ Commercial Album.
The last piece of music I heard that woke up my ears is…
Traindodge, a band that we saw at Norman Fest last weekend.
If you want to put a smile on my face, you probably want to…
Talk about trashy things that you do.
If you want to wipe that smile away, then you should…
Be a dick.
James Petralli, Joshua Block, Steve Terebecki and Austin Jenkin
The last time I saw the sun come up…
I was heading to the airport in Nashville on April 2nd.
The person I admire most is…
Anyone who is happy with what they have.
The last time I lied was…
Because I didn’t know how to answer question #3.
If you hit shuffle on my iPod you might be shocked to find…
If you hit shuffle on my iPod I’d be embarrassed if it landed on…
When I get my first really big check, I’m gonna go score…
An amplifier that I don’t have to repair every 3 months.
But it’ll never replace…
My record collection.
My one magic power is…
Throwing up while moving heavy objects.
I’d like to give a quick shout-out to…
My fellow music fans that download their favorite music for free.
And lastly, If I was Lost In a Supermarket, you’d probably find me…
In the Little Debbie aisle.
White Denim mixtape tracklist and full Tour Dates below:
White Denim Mixtape Tracklist
Jeff Simmons – Cop Out
Happy End – Haikara Hakuchi 01:10
Lee Hazlewood – I’ve Got To Be Movin’ 04:05
Triangle – Les Contes Du Vieil Homme (excerpt) 05:35
Head, Hands, and Feet – Safety In Numbers 05:55
Wendy and Bonnie – You Keep Hanging On To My Mind 09:18
George Duke – Searchin’ 4 My Mind 12:04
Crazy Horse – Dirty, Dirty 13:48
Moby Grape – Road To The Sun (excerpt) 15:39
Patto – See You At The Dance 16:32
Emmylou Harris – Luxury Liner 18:54
Ann Steel and Roberto Cacciapaglia – My Time 22:27
Monique Gaube – Avec Amour (édit) 24:45
Jeff Simmons – Madame Du Barry 26:12
Heads, Hands, and Feet – Let’s Get This Show On The Road (excerpt) 28:17
Jim Ford – Long Road Ahead (excerpt) 29:08
Alessandro Alessandroni – Aliante Giallo 31:52
Amon Duul II 33:08
Hank Williams Jr – Family Tradition (excerpt) 35:12
Little Feat – Easy To Slip 36:50
Billy Joe Shaver – Black Rose 38:55
A. More – Judy Get Down 41:09
Triangle – Blow Your Cool 42:56
Ernesto Djedje – Pieli 44:48
Eddie Callahan – Santa Cruz Mountains 48:27
Roberto Cacciapaglia – Sei Note In Logica (excerpt) 51:42
WHITE DENIM TOUR DATES
5/23: Sail Inn, Tempe
5/24: Casbah, San Diego
5/25: The Echo, Los Angeles
5/26: Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco
5/27: Cellar Door, Visalia
5/29: Bunk Bar, Portland
5/30: Sasquatch Festival, Quincy
6/01: Urban Lounge, Salt Lake
6/02: Larimer Lounge, Denver
6/03: Jackpot Music Hall, Lawrence