“The coolest brother-sister duo,” NYLON

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Brother and sister duo, White Mystery, plays the kind of punky, garage rock and roll that we don’t see much these days. Unlike most of the synth-heavy, electronically inspired songs that flood the music scene today, White Mystery is defined by the gritty electric-guitar riffs, wildly thrashed drums, and high-energy vocals reminiscent of older decades. Miss Alex White and Francis Scott Key White are the siblings behind the stage name, and both Whites have long, gloriously curly, red Afros that perfectly match their musical aesthetic.

Most recently, the two produced a first feature-length film and accompanying soundtrack titled, White Mystery “THAT WAS AWESOME.” We caught up with the wild-haired, punky duo to ask some questions about the music and their inspirations.

How would you describe your band’s aesthetic?
“American Warrior”

How did you guys get started?
Back in the ’80s, when we were born. White Mystery, the band, was founded on April 20, 2008!

What is/are your biggest influences(s)? Can be musical or non-musical.
Musical influences
1. The MC5
2. Marc Bolan/T.Rex
3. Tina Turner
4. The Cramps
5. Iron Maiden

Visual Artists
1. Andy Warhol
2. Jasper Johns
3. Shepard Fairey/OBEY
4. Ben Venom
5. Frank Frazetta

Heroes
1. Our mom, photographer Diane Alexander White
2. Captain Falcon
3. Conan the Barbarian
4. Patton
5. James Brown

What would you be doing if not making music?
Francis: Actor/Director
Alex: Furniture Designer, Efficiency Consultant, Cartoonist

What is the proudest moment in your musical career thus far?
Jamming on a parade float with Sir Richard Branson this summer. Check it out!

Whose musical career are you most inspired by? Whose would you want to emulate?
John Dwyer from Thee Ohsees.

What is a phrase that best describes your approach to life?
“Respect yourself, love your family, question authority.”

How do you hope to grow your creative career?
To go where no band has gone before.

What’s next for the band?
Outerspace, hair-product line, 24-hour streaming reality TV show, and an upcoming White Mystery Tour.

Tour dates:

WHITE MYSTERY FALL TOUR
09/24/15 Northeastern Illinois University Chicago, IL
10/03/15 Moonlight Beerfest Columbus, OH
10/12/15 DJ SET ~ Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL, Illinois
10/19/15 High Noon Saloon Madison, WI
10/21/15 The Hideout Chicago
10/23/15 Moon Saloon Party Walnutport, PA *
10/24/15 The Acheron Brooklyn, NY *
10/25/15 Brighton Bar Long Branch, NJ *
10/26/15 Strange Matter Richmond, VA *
10/27/15 Tiger Mountain Asheville, NC *
10/28/15 Queen Ave. Art Collective Nashville, TN *
10/29/15 Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, GA *
10/30/15 116 E. Mobile Florence, AL
10/31/15 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA ^
^ w/Peaches, Quintron & Miss Pussycat
* w/Turbo Fruits

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