Last night I had the distinct pleasure of being at the LA portion of the Recess Records’ 25th Anniversary celebratory tour entitled, The Cavalcade Of Clowns! In addition to be delighted by the sonic offerings of Swing Ding Amigos, Lenguas Largas, Audacity, Treasure Fleet, The Underground Railroad To Candyland, and the above group, White Night, I also got my hands on the limited edition tour 7” featuring new tracks from four of the six bands who performed.
Though it’s hard to pick a favorite on a four way split between Lenguas Largas, The Underground Railroad To Candyland, Treasure Fleet, and White Night, I was very excited to hear this radical tune make it’s physical debut on this record. The song has been a recent staple of White Night’s sets, and it’s a piece I look forward to hearing every time I see them play.
In addition to being an all around sweet number from the band, a song that really captures those feelings of the love and let downs that come with relationships, the tune shows what a powerhouse of songwriters the band is becoming. You can tell that the fellas are putting a lot of work into crafting these songs, building their energy and releasing it, and marrying their diverse array of influences into something that’s beautiful, soulful, aggressive, and wholly unique.
Much like their friends in Audacity, White Night is growing well beyond their simple and fast, garage punk beginnings, into a group that’s not afraid to push their boundaries and take chances. Hearing them throw down a piece as sweet as this, with ample attention to melody and sonic texture, and still finding room for a ripping finger tapping guitar solo puts a big smile on my face.
These guys are out on the road, coming to a town near you soon, do yourself a favor and go take in their magic.
More information on White Night can be found at their Facebook and Instagram. Copies of several of their releases, in various formats, can be picked up via Recess Records. A list of the remaining dates of The Cavalcade Of Clowns Tour can be found at the event page.