Louisville, Kentucky garage-punk rockers White Reaper are the latest noise-makers to emerge from Louisville's burgeoning DIY scene. The trio, made up of Tony Esposito (vocals/guitar) and twin brothers Nick (drums) and Sam Wilkerson (bass) have developed a knack for writing noisy, amp-melting tunes that let you in, shove you around for two or three minutes, and leave you standing in a puddle of you own sweat with your ears ringing.
White Reaper's self-titled debut EP is set for a June 24th release on Polyvinyl Records and promises fast-paced scuzzy sonic deliciousness that bleed from the same vein as Ty Segall or a lightly sweetened MC5 with the pedal to the metal.
While listening to the few songs off of the album that are available pre-release I had this ongoing loop in my head of the scene from the movie This Is Spinal Tap where the director of the documentary Marty DiBergi says "Why don't you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?" and Spinal Tap guitarist Nigel Tufnel responds "These go to eleven".
White Reaper, these go to eleven.