By Ramon Ramirez
Editor’s note: This article was originally published October 6, 2013
White Denim is an embarrassment of riches in terms of musical sensibilities and shredding force. Two years ago they added a fourth-full time guitarist, Austin Jenkins, and that paved the way for "D," an overwritten musical episode of back and forth "Mad Men" prog dialogue. It was a radical departure from the addictive, expert fuzz factory punk of 2009’s brilliant "Fits." Sunday’s Austin City Limits performance was about what they’ll experiment with next on upcoming record, "Corsicona Lemonade" (out this month). James Petralli’s songwriting hot boxes the noise, and it looks like the next step is a more controlled, southern rock thing. Sorry, Baylor rookie Terrance Williams just scored a touchdown for the Cowboys and the Barton Springs Beer Hall erupted in elation. Back across the lawn at the Austin Ventures stage, White Denim closed with local legends like, "I Start to Run," "Drugs" and "All You Really Have to Do Now."