DK: Are you guys excited to be touring with Portugal The Man? How did the tour come to fruition?
JP: Sure. We are always excited to play. I am not exactly sure how it came up. I think it was an agent on agent kind of thing. We were of course totally open and enthused to play some shows in front of their folks. I think we are really going to vibe out for a couple of weeks with them and hopefully become faithful pen pals afterwards.
DK: What city is the band looking forward to playing on the tour?
JP: Albuquerque and Boulder. We have never been. Oh, and Santa Barbara.
DK: What are the band's plans for the remainder of 2010? Are you going to continue writing and recording?
JP Yes, we are going to finish mixing a new record and then start another one soon thereafter.
DK: When do you expect the new album to be done? How many songs have been recorded and how does the general sound of the new album compare to the earlier material?
JP: It should be complete by the middle of November. We tracked 13 tunes for it over the summer, but it is super long so we will probably cut one or two tunes. I think it sounds pretty much just like us. There are some intense instrumental passages throughout the record, some tender moments. We expanded the stylistic palette a bit, and we also brought a few talented folks in to the studio with us. I am excited to share the record. I hope it comes out soon after we finish it.
With a new album and a tour, the remainder of 2010 is going to very busy for White Denim. They wouldn’t have it any other way.