WATCH: White Reaper Announce New Album “You Deserve Love” and First Single “1F”

Their third full-length arrives October 18 via Elektra.

White Reaper have just announced a new album, You Deserve Love, their first for Elektra Records. The Louisville, Kentucky rockers also shared single “1F,” plus a corresponding video directed by Mason Mercer. Following their last record, 2017’s The World’s Best American Band, the forthcoming Love was recorded with producer Jay Joyce in Nashville, Tennessee. The album cover art (see it below) features an Earth shaped like a giant heart.

Of the record title, vocalist/guitarist Tony Esposito shared how it came from a note on bassist Sam Wilkerson’s phone:He had written things down he thought might be good album titles, and we were all sitting around at a bar in Nashville after we had just finished recording, vexing about what we were going to call the album,” Esposito recalls. “I started reading them aloud at the bar, and everyone stopped me at You Deserve Love. I think it’s cool, because it’s true for everybody. I think it’s what everybody needs to hear.”

“1F,” the album’s third single following “Real Long Time” and “Might Be Right,” begins with a clock chiming ominously, and goes on to describe a lover who delights in traveling with her man—as long as he makes sure “no one scratches her car.” Watch the video below. 

You Deserve Love is out October 18 via Elektra. Pre-order it here. For tour dates and tickets, see below or go here  

White Reaper on Tour 2019:

Aug 27 – London, UK – The Camden Assembly Pub
Aug 29 – Glasgow, UK – Indian Summer Festival
Aug 31 – Stradbally, Ireland – Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival
Sep 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 01 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts &#
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 &#
Nov 11 – Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
Nov 23 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Riptide Festival

& – The Nude Party
* – The Paranoyds
% – Being Dead
^ – Criminal Hygiene
# – Wombo
🙂 – Charles Irwin

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