WATCH: White Reaper Have Been Waiting a “Real Long Time”

The second single off their upcoming Elektra debut has a music video. 

Fresh off the heels of “Might Be Right,” the first single off their forthcoming third album and Elektra debut, the power pop quintet White Reaper have shared a second track, teeming with electric guitar solos. Further leaning into a glam influence following the success of 2017’s World’s Best American Band, the new track sounds like it could’ve been recorded live at Budokan in ’78.

The “Real Long Time” visual was directed by Lance Bangs (Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, Arcade Fire, Pavement), and features the rockers in grainy home video footage surrounded by things like books, chandeliers, and mirrors. “How come what you want and what you get always seem to be two different things?” complains lead vocalist Tony Esposito. We have no good answers for him. Watch it below. 

This fall, White Reaper goes on tour with The Dirty Nil and The Nude Party, plus special guests The Paranoyds, Criminal Hygiene, and Wombo joining on select dates. Most recently, they’ve shared stages with the likes of The Killers, Spoon, and Weezer, hitting up fests like Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits.

Now it’s finally time for them to headline. White Reaper’s You Deserve Love tour kicks off October 3. See dates below and get more details here

White Reaper Tour Dates

Aug 4 – Richmond, VA – Richmond Music Hall
Aug 5 – Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest $
Aug 6 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moose
Aug 9 – Sedalia, MO – Missouri State Fair  ()
Aug 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Xfinity Live! Radio 104.5 Free Summer Block Party
Aug 23 – Leeds, UK – Leeds Music Festival
Aug 25 – Reading, UK – Reading Music Festival
Aug 27 – London, UK – The Camden Assembly Pub
Aug 29 – Glasgow, UK – Indian Summer Festival
Aug 30-Sep 1 – Stradbally, Ireland – Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival
Sep 13-15 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
Sep 22 – Louisville, KY – Bourbon & Beyond Festival
Sep 27 – Dana Point, CA – Ohana Music Festival
Sep 29 – Louisville, KY – Louder than Life Festival
Oct 03 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird  <3*
Oct 04 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews  <3*
Oct 05 – St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Grill  <3*
Oct 07 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge  <3*
Oct 08 – Billings, MT – Yellowstone Valley Brewery <3^
Oct 10 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile  <3^
Oct 11 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Ballroom  <3^
Oct 13 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge  <3^
Oct 15 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver  <3^
Oct 16 – Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone Berkeley  <3^
Oct 17 – Felton, CA – Felton Music Hall  <3^
Oct 19 – Los, Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom  <3^
Oct 20 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar  ^
Oct 22 – Austin, TX – Barracuda  ^
Oct 23 – Dallas, TX – Deep Ellum Art Co  ^
Oct 24 – Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone  #:)
Oct 26 – Gainesville, FL – High Dive  &#
Oct 27 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell)  &#
Oct 28 – Charlotte, NC – Amo’s Southend  &#
Oct 29 – Chattanooga, TN – Songbirds South & #
Oct 31 – Washington, DC – U Street  &#
Nov 02 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair  &#
Nov 03 – Hamden, CT – The Space  &#
Nov 05 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom  &#
Nov 07 – Albany, NY – The Hollow #
Nov 08 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern  &#
Nov 09 – Detroit, MI – El Club  &#
Nov 10 – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar  &#

$ – Weezer
() – The Struts
<3 – The Dirty Nil
& – The Nude Party
* – The Paranoyds
^ – Criminal Hygiene
# – Wombo
🙂 – Charles Irwin

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