photo from Travis Curry Photography
Richmond, Virginia’s White Laces are back with a storming 7-inch to follow up the towering 12-inch EP they unleashed earlier this year. The new single is a one-two punch that will have you turning your cheek for more. The guitars ring, the drums pummel and melodies soar. This band is truly worthy of walking in the shoes of forebears like Swervedriver, Catherine Wheel and Levitation. White Laces continue to combine their big guitar sound with elements of prog rock while not forgetting the essential pop hooks making them a band to be reckoned with, and this new single sees them honing their powers.
The menacing Bastard’s Dead is on one side. It begins in a tenuous restraint with big gothic drums pounding, finally the hammer comes crashing down with the big chorus and ringing guitars. If you turn it up loud enough it will leave you breathless. The flip side lightens things up a little. Hands in Mexico has a pop vein running through it a mile deep that leaves you satiated for the moment, but with the White Laces firing on all cylinders like this you can’t wait for the next installment!
mp3: White Laces – Hands In Mexico (White Laces at Bandcamp)
If you find yourself on the east coast in one of these cities on one of these dates be sure to see White Laces in the flesh.
7/13 – Muthership w/Arches, Jamaica Plain, MA
7/14 – Shea Stadium w/Arches & Celestial Shore, Brooklyn, NY
7/15 – Moontower w/Arches, New Brunswick, NJ
7/16 – Johnny Brenda’s w/Arches, Gracie, & Holy Spirits, Philadelphia, PA
7/17 – KA-CHUNK Records w/Arches, Annapolis, MD
7/17 – TBA w/Arches, Baltimore, MD
7/22 – Death by Audio, Brooklyn, NY
7/23 – The Beach House w/Fossil Eyes, Pittsburgh, PA
8/18 – Bella, Washington, DC
8/19 – Bruar Falls, Brooklyn, NY
8/20 – Danger Danger Anniversary Show, Philadelphia, PA
8/27 – The Jewish Mother w/TLVS & Long Division, Virginia Beach, VA