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White Denim Cover R. Kelly’s ‘Don’t You Say No’ (Of Course)

Hear the silken rendition

picture-18149-1379434580David Bevan // April 9, 2012

There are loads of influences evident in White Denim’s sidewinding psych-rock attacks, but frontman James Petralli tends to render the blend even more elastic by delivering his lines like a bona fide soul singer. A fluttery, crudely recorded, relatively faithful (i.e. silken) rendition of R. Kelly’s “Don’t You Say No” from 2000’s TP-2.com, shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. This makes sense. Petralli singing, “Say you wanna take first-class trips, well I wanna work those first-class hips” makes sense. Everything’s fine. Hear what we mean below.

April 10 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
April 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
April 12 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Apri; 13 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
April 14 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
April 16 – Toronto, ON @ The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
April 17 – Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room @ The Crofoot
April 18 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
April 19 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
April 20 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
April 21 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
April 22 – Northfield, MN @ Carleton College
April 24 – Norman, OK @ Opolis
April 28 – San Marcos, TX @ Texas Music Theater