LISTEN: White Denim Drop Dual Singles Ahead of New Album “World as a Waiting Room”

“I Don’t Understand Rock and Roll” and “Work” precede the remotely recorded LP, which drops May 8.

As if the decision-making process at checkout time isn’t tough enough on the second-ever unofficial Bandcamp Day, resolute Austinites White Denim have shared two buzzy new singles today from the previously announced World as a Waiting Room, which lands next Friday. “I Don’t Understand Rock and Roll” and “Work” are the first samples of the latest release from the FLOODfest SXSW alums, who challenged themselves to write and record the project remotely over the course of thirty days after the news of SX’s cancellation this year.

The tracks take the band in a somewhat new direction, cozying up to new wave and post-punk influences rather than the neo-psych we’ve come to expect. “Rock and Roll” contemplates its own genre lyrically and instrumentally, leading off with spacey synths and wandering into soft, buzzing guitar riffs. Stream it below, and claim your copy of WaaWR on the band’s site here—or on Bandcamp, here.

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