New Music Heaven : White Reaper

July 15, 2019

Louisville, Kentucky’s White Reaper have announced their signing to Elektra Records and shared a new single, “Might Be Right,” which is streaming now along with an official music video directed by Daniel Ryan.  “Might Be Right” marks the first new music from White Reaper since the release of their celebrated 2017 LP, The World’s Best American Band.

Vocalist / guitarist Tony Esposito recounts, “I remember seeing the big Elektra ‘E’ on the back of so many of my favorite Cars, Doors, Queen and Metallica records. I still can’t believe it."  Drummer Nick Wilkerson added, “It’s awesome to be a part of a label with such rich history.”

Nurturing arena-sized ambitions, Louisville's White Reaper remind us that "fun as hell" is a primary purpose of music.  Equal parts glam and grit, White Reaper are prepping their Elektra Records debut LP, which finds the band packing classic rock with grinning twin guitar leads into masterly crafted pop songs.  Expected later this year, the album will follow 2017’s critically acclaimed The World’s Best American Band, which landed on Noisey’s “100 Best Albums of 2017” and Pitchfork’s “20 Best Rock Albums of 2017."  Comprised of Tony Esposito (guitar / vocals), Ryan Hater (keyboards), Sam Wilkerson (bass), Nick Wilkerson (drums), and Hunter Thompson (guitar), White Reaper have spent the last two years living on the road, headlining and supporting some of their idols - The Killers, Spoon, and Weezer – while making festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and more.

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