Monday, November 14, 2011
White Denim D-livers in Boston
new album D, as well as their older "Shake Shake Shake." We've got to be honest here: 30 minutes is not quite enough for these guys. We're hoping their upcoming tour will find a better audience than they found in the Manchester Orchestrites; the headliner, in our opinion, doesn't seem the most natural pairing in band dynamics and philosophies. And another moment of honesty: the dead serious MO (and The Dear Hunter, too) don't get our rocks off quite as the energetic, chameleon Denim does. Our verdict? If you appreciate dynamic songwriting that flits to-and-fro, and don't want another drummer banging on the beat, catch them with Wilco in the SW (wait, they're touring with Wilco?? holy cripes, time to relocate). Wonderful set, with our only regret being that they certainly needed more room to flesh out their solos. Oh, and hopefully they'll have time for some pieces from Fits.