Q&A with Steve Terebecki of White Denim

White Denim is to modern psychedelic post-punk what Alice Donut was to punk rock -- weird and unafraid to let their varied musical freak flags fly. Across the Austin trio's latest record, Fits, you can hear elements of old progressive rock, garage rock, jazz, splintered blues, as well as aesthetic nods to the aforementioned styles.

Fans of the Flaming Lips and Frank Zappa will find something appealing in the demented compositions White Denim (due this evening at the Larimer Lounge) seem to come up with each song. But the act's music isn't weird just to be weird, and in the following interview with Steve Terebecki, the group's bassist, he reveals his own early roots in what many would consider bizarre music.

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.