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White Denim covers Kenny Rogers & the First Edition for Fargo


White Denim drops a long foretold cover of the very tight Kenny Rogers & the First Edition classic "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)" for an episode of the show Fargo that aired last night:

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photos: Gorilla vs. Bear V starring Jamie xx, Lower Dens, Tei Shi + more


Still basking in the afterglow of both amazing, sold-out Gorilla vs. Bear V shows in Dallas + Austin, and one the most memorable and magical weekends of our lives. Massive thanks to Jamie xx, Lower Dens, Tei Shi, Bop English, Yumi Zouma, Prince Innocence, DJ Sober, and of course, everyone at the Granada, the Mohawk, and Transmission for making it happen. Can't wait to do it again next year. Live shots by the great Bill Ellison + more polaroids after the jump...

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Bop English – Constant Bop


Just a heads up that Constant Bop, the excellent new solo debut from White Denim frontman James Petralli -- aka Bop English -- is officially out today. It's one of our favorite records of the year, and we can't recommend enough that you listen to the whole thing here, and pick it up on vinyl here...

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Bop English – Sentimental Wilderness


premiere: Bop English (James Petralli of White Denim) – Dani’s Blues


"get on your surfboard and ride" -- bop englishWhite Denim's James Petralli has been one our favorite songwriters since we first heard WD's thrillingly frenetic, very intense raw demos on myspace (RIP) almost 10 years ago now...

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White Denim takeover: Blackjack – Love Me Tonight


BOLTON!!!!! -- James, White Denim

White Denim takeover: Keith Jarrett Directions in the Charles Lloyd mood 1968


Check out how cool Charles Lloyd's band is here. Damn. Also listen to Keith Jarrett's pop record 'Restoration Ruin'. It is not Jazz. -- James, White Denim

White Denim takeover: Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)


This is relaxed intensity. The name Kenny is great. I wish my nickname was Kenny.
-- James, White Denim

White Denim takeover: June Tyson – Astro Black


I watched this Sun Ra documentary from which this clip is taken in my first year at school. It blew my mind up. I've been hooked on this music since. I'm particularly in to June Tyson's singing and the work that Sun Ra did with vocal groups early on...

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White Denim x Gorilla vs. Bear takeover


Our favorite band in the world for the past 5+ years has a pretty tight new barbecue record coming out today, so we're giving them the site to post whatever they want all day. Listen to White Denim's brilliant Corsicana Lemonade in its entirety below, and stay up on all of WD's posts throughout the day right here...

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