White Dress

White Dress

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Currently relocated to Nashville TN from Austin TX, Arum Rae Valkonen sings and plays electric guitar and Grant Van Amburgh plays drums, with a revolving door of musicians per each moment, but usually sticking to a duo set-up.

Biography

MUSIC:
Listen to their recent Daytrotter session: http://snd.sc/vLc5bh
See White Dress live here: http://tinyurl.com/wd-fivefeetofroad
See their No Solid State video here: http://tinyurl.com/wd-nosolidstate
Stream their new, stripped down song Magnolia here: http://tinyurl.com/wd-magnolia

Currently relocating to Nashville TN from Austin TX, White Dress
is the rock duo consisting of Arum Rae Valkonen on vocals/guitar and Grant Van
Amburgh on drums, often with guest musicians sitting in each night. Its edgy sound
dances between American roots country, blues and soul in a fresh and distinct way, with
every note smothered in honesty and defined by Arum's unmistakable emotion-drenched
vocals.

After touring The Southeast for the past two years, White Dress found a home at Austin's
Hole In The Wall venue every Sunday night for over 6 months, bringing in over 100
heads each week as well as playing the ACL Music Festival, countless other Austin
shows, opening for Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, Scout Niblett, Bill Callahan, Gary
Clark Jr, Ian Moore, Peter from Peter Bjorn and John and also touring 23 dates in support
of The Civil Wars, as Arum co-wrote one of The Civil Wars first single "If I Didn't Know
Better."

See White Dress live here: http://tinyurl.com/wd-fivefeetofroad
See their No Solid State video here: http://tinyurl.com/wd-nosolidstate
Stream their new, stripped down song Magnolia here: http://tinyurl.com/wd-magnolia

What people are saying:
...Brings forth a heavier sound than would be expected from a duo - rough edge country
meets whiskey-soaked rock, tied in with Arum's sultry vocal delivery" - KUT Austin

...Penchant for combining classic blues musicality, kicking it up an art-rock notch, and
injecting it full over overt heat and passion puts the Austin transplant on par with some of
the best indie artists working today." - Cannibal Cheerleader

"The band's marriage of old and new should keep them around well into the future" -
Austinist.com

"The songs have emotion, desperation and some of the best percussion around" -
PartyEnds.com

"The dynamic frontwoman of two-man wrecking ball White Dress carried out about as
many personalities as she played songs" - Austin Music Weekly

"The slinky-sexy two-piece led by a moaning Arum Rae on guitar and vocals." -
Soundcheck Magazine

"White Dress are a mix of blues, garage rock, and lo-fi; a band that can do a lot with just
a little" - Mixtape Muse

"Soulful and raw, her voice with its fantastic range and the exceptional playing to back it
up has meant that we've had this on repeat since we first heard it" - Mad Mackeral

Discography

White Dress EP
Virginia