Texan Rocker James Petralli of White Denim Talks About Their New Album Exposion
From the depths of Texas, comes a band that laughs in the face of categorization. White Denim's music is impossible nail down. (Trust me on this. I've been trying to do so for at least two hours now. The best I've come up with is experimental rock, which doesn't really mean much.) So I will just call it rock and be done with it.
Born two years ago in Austin, White Denim was formed by the remnants of Parque Touch, which dissolved after one of their band members moved to Russia. Friends Josh Block, James Petralli, and Steve Terebecki began creating their own brand of rock which has been charming critics and fans alike. Now with their debut release Exposure White Denim is setting to conquer LA on Wednesday. James Petrelli was kind enough to speak with us from a van somewhere in Arizona on Sunday.
Why did you guys call yourselves White Denim?
It was really kind of a joke we were making in the studio. We just thought it was kind of goofy and hilarious. I dunno. We just thought as fashion goes there really is nothing worse available