The stripped sound of White Dress is a bit gritty, yet haunting as well. This for the most part is the result of the mesmerizing Arum Rae whose vocals command with a grrrl punk sneer edged with Amy Winehouse-like soulfulness. They are one of those bands that instantly grip upon first hearing them. At least that's what happened to me. And now it can happen to you, thanks to Daytrotter.
So jump over to there now to get a taste of this awesome band. If you aren't a member, you can easily sign up for a trial membership to scoop up the session.
White Dress is also about to embark on a east coast swing for the next couple weeks. Tour dates are below, which includes a date in my native Philadelphia. So if any east coast folk are are reading, jump on this show. You will thank me for it later.
12/8 The Atheneaum / Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association Alexandria VA 7pm
12/9 Night Cat Easton MD 8pm
12/10 Tin Angel Philadelphia 10:30pm
12/12 TT the Bears Cambridge MA 8:00 pm (opening for Gary Clark JR.)
12/13 Mercury Lounge NYC 9:00 pm (opening for Gary Clark JR.)
12/14 Rockwood Music Hall NYC 11:00 pm
12/15 Brooklyn TBA
12/16 The 8 x 10 Baltimore MD 8:00 pm (opening for Gary CLark JR)
12/17 Red Palace D.C. 8:00 pm (opening for Gary Clark JR)
12/18 The Box Charlottesville VA 10pm
And now a White Dress vid via Austin Music Weekly.