White Denim: Fits (4 stars)

White Denim: Fits

The Texan trio who hit the ground running a year ago with their impressively disparate debut Workout Holiday are back with an even wilder polyphonic follow-up. Appropriately titled Fits, this schizoid record veers from avant punk to psychedelic funk, 60s garage to 70s Brazilian pop, acid rock to alt.folk, free jazz to rhythm and blues and country.

The 12 tracks invoke acts as diverse as the Minutemen, Funkadelic and Randy Newman, but – incredibly – White Denim have stamped their own sound on the whole thing. Although it’s a monster of an album, Fits hold holds together remarkably well, largely due to the perfect pacing that alternates between gentle and ferocious.

(Full Time Hobby)

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