by Kendall Meade (Madewell)
Here’s the band—wearing jeans, of course.
It was just too perfect, almost inevitable: We’re a denim brand, they have denim in their band name. They live in Austin, we have an Austin store. What I didn’t anticipate, though, was that I’d be totally obsessed with their latest record, D. And I definitely wasn’t the only one. Whenever I played it in the office, without fail, someone would say, “Who is this? I reeeeeally like it.” Every song has a different but likable vibe. Take their slow jam “Street Joy,” for example, which sounds one part Jeff Buckley and two parts The National. Oh, and the amazing prom-themed video doesn’t hurt.
Wait, there’s more! We had the chance to pick bass player Steve’s brain about his favorite spots in Austin, how many pairs of jeans he actually owns and how it is they got that band name.
Name: Steve Terebecki
What neighborhood do you live in? The French Quarter
Best coffee in town: I’m a sucker for Progress Coffee.
Vintage shop of choice: Room Service Vintage
Favorite day-trip activity: Swimming in Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve
How many pairs of jeans do you own? 3 or 4
Current favorite song: The track “Cleo” by Benjamin Herman
How’d you get the band name? Well, we picked three band names: White Denim, Totally Revolution and Crazy Sexy Rainbow. We flipped a triangular piece of paper in the air and it landed with White Denim up.
White Denim is currently on tour with Manchester Orchestra, and you should totally catch a show if they’re headed your way.