White Reaper don’t do things half heartedly, and they don’t do things without a frantic pace. In early 2014 the bunch of hardly 20-something year olds got signed to Polyvinyl records and released a self-titled EP that pushed past norms to fit six tracks into a quarter of an hour. They then headed back into the studio to record more goodness to fill their storming live show out a bit. This new work is set to be released later this year, in the form of a debut album, White Reaper Does It Again.
The album isn’t set for release for a few months yet, but they’ve recently released their first offering from it – Make Me Wanna Die. Don’t be fooled by the title that, for most of us, conjures up images of Taylor Momsen and her heavy eye make-up; the track’s a bright shock of optimism among heavy, good ol’ grunge-y distortion and fuzz. Swirl in a hint of beach pop into the mix and you can see they’ve formed a track apt to set them in stead for a strong summer, having already racked up nearly 10K plays on SoundCloud.
Listen to Make Me Wanna Die below.