Whitman: “NW Thurman”
Sometimes it’s good to get a fist in the air. Now don’t get us wrong, you won’t be slamming in a mosh pit to Austin’s own Whitman anytime soon, but the band sure knows how to make straight-ahead, anthemic rock and roll.
Whitman formed way back in 2004 here in Austin. A hard working band, Whitman criss-crossed the country on national tours in support of the band’s 2007 full-length debut Torch Songs. Today’s song of the day, “NW Thurman” comes from Whitman’s forthcoming record Weekends, which is slated for an April release. It’s the band’s first record since 2010 7″ single Cul-de-sac.
“NW Thurman” finds Whitman in comfy territory. It’s an irreverent, up-tempo tune that tells a story about, what else, love, specifically the kind that’s destined to end. Over an early rock ‘n’ roll rhythm, loud guitars and some banging piano the band weaves its tale. It’s punchy power pop, and it’ll get some hands in the air.
If you want to check Whitman out for yourself, you can see them this Friday at Lambert’s with Guns of Navarone.