White Mystery Funky Dolls

In keeping with our tradition of releasing something new every 4/20 for 13 years, we present to you…WHITE MYSTERY FUNKY DOLLS!

Limited edition of 10 sets include Alex, Francis, and accessories. 🎸🥁

3D printed by @michaeluna with @aaron_mcnaught25 artwork.

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Happy 4/20 babies!

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“The game was produced in part by local band White Mystery,” Block Club Chicago

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“Traverse the web of Chicago’s music community with the help of White Mystery,” Consequence News

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Hands off! Comp on Spotify

If you missed out on the Hands Off! Comp cassette tape do not fret! Hands Off! Comp is available now on Spotify! One hour of rock ‘n’ roll goodness is only a click away. Click here to listen.

“This is a statement about there being no tolerance for predatory behavior in the rock scene. The buck stops here. We wanted to put together something special by womxn to empower womxn, as a collective force for change. Cassette culture and DIY culture must progress and maintain its importance moving forward for a better tomorrow inclusion accessibility for all artists. fuck boys clubs” – LG (Thelma and The Sleaze)

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“White Mystery’s ‘Party’ featured in ‘The Weekly Mix’,” KEXP

As host of the Northwest music show, Eva Walker made this mix locals-heavy, with artists you need to know! She also sprinkled in some of her non-local favorites, both old and new. Artists include Beverly Crusher, Danny Denial, P.R.O. and more.

1. Beverly Crusher – Pills
2. Danny Denial – Everything Is Terrible
3. White Mystery – Party
4. Vanna Oh! – Chaperone
5. New Track City – Pride
6. SAULT – Free
7. BaLonely – Stories
8. Stephanie Anne Johnson and the Hidogs – American Blues
9. IDLES – Grounds
10. Mr. Dinkles – I’m off My Meds
11. Rev. Sister Mary Nelson – Judgment
12. P.R.O. – Blacky Joe
13. TxR – Michelangelo (feat. Othelle Omega the Oracle)
14. Christa Says Yay – We Like Space!

Eva Walker is the host of Audioasis, every Saturday from 6-9pm PT on KEXP.org, the KEXP app, or 90.3 FM in Seattle.

Our available The Weekly Mix podcasts see over 100,000 downloads collectively per month, with an individual podcast receiving over 10,000 downloads, mostly in just a week’s time. Our podcasts are available on most podcasting aggregators, as well as on KEXP.org and RSS feeds.

Find links related to KEXP Podcasts below. Check out the KEXP website for a post on this episode of The Weekly Mix:https://www.kexp.org/podcasts/weekly-mix/

You can also link directly to the podcast in MP3 form here:https://traffic.omny.fm/d/clips/bad5d079-8dcb-4630-8770-aa090049131d/2a8dbc3b-941c-445b-a311-aa400020390f/c547f0b5-69e2-43bc-bc8d-acdb0023632c/audio.mp3

KEXP’s Podcast Page – The Weekly Mix:https://www.kexp.org/podcasts/weekly-mix/

Learn more about all of our podcasts at:https://www.kexp.org/podcasts/ 

Subscribe to KEXP Podcasts at the links below: 

Using iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-weekly-mix/id76069540 

Using another service:https://omny.fm/shows/kexp-presents-music-that-matters

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Hands Off! Comp Unites Female artists

Hands Off! Comp is a limited edition tape cassette compilation powered by female fronted bands in honor of women empowerment. in response to the Burger Records scandal that broke open this past summer. The 22 track tape features powerhouses L7, Courtney Barnett, Exene Cervenka of X, Alice Bag with Kathleen Hanna & Allison Wolfe, Amyl & the Sniffers, Blacker Face, White Mystery, The Black Tones, Clickbait and more. Featuring cover art from the sardonic splendor of Tragic GirlsHands Off! Comp amplifies and liberates women and cross-sectional voices within rock’n’roll.

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White Mystery Licensing Opportunities


• White Mystery Birthday Vocal / Instrumental

• White Mystery Good Girl Vocal / Instrumental 

• White Mystery Dead Inside Vocal / Instrumental 

• White Mystery Blood & Venom Vocal / Instrumental

• White Mystery Powerglove Vocal / Instrumental


• White Mystery “Kicking My Ball” Vocal / Instrumental

• White Mystery “Boy Next Door”  Vocal / Instrumental

• White Mystery “Break A Sweat”  Vocal / Instrumental

• White Mystery “Live To Hunt”  Vocal / Instrumental

• White Mystery “Klaymor The Wizard”  Vocal / Instrumental

• White Mystery “Take A Walk”  Vocal / Instrumental

• White Mystery “Ton Up Kid”  Vocal / Instrumental

• White Mystery “Stand It”  Vocal / Instrumental

• White Mystery “People Power”  Vocal

• White Mystery “Telepathic”  Vocal Instrumental

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Top Drummers in Garage Rock

Francis Scott Key White • White Mystery • Chicago, IL

Time to give the drummer some…

…help loading gear into the club, and perhaps, a doobie. While garage rock is perceived as “raw and energetic,” the drummers of the genre are incredibly disciplined, hardworking musicians. Today we honor the heartbeat of the band, whose blood, sweat, and tears drive every performance. Here are eleven essential drummers you need to know.

Max Hiersteiner • Dirty Fences, Metalleg, Josephine • New York City

Don’t let his hilarious antics and “class clown” persona fool you, Max “Hersh Guy” Hiersteiner is an incredibly disciplined performer. Besides being a rock solid skin pounder, Max is a gifted skateboarder and athlete, and perhaps the funniest and most charming man we have the pleasure of knowing. Check him out in the Dirty Fences music video Judy Don’t Go.

Lamont Thomas • OBNOX • Cleveland, Ohio

To call Lamont “Bim” Thomas merely a drummer would be a massive understatement. Bim is a multi-instrumentalist, poet, producer, engineer, and exists in the highest echelon of rock and roll generals. He is a seasoned veteran of the Cleveland scene, a rock solid comrade in the trenches, and a true friend. Enjoy this rippin’ video “Molecule” from Obnox, one of his many projects.

Erin Emslie • Hunx and His Punx • Los Angeles, California

Erin is the glamorous beat queen of rock’n’roll dreams. She’s the plucky drummer in Hunx and His Punx, the groovy bass player and lead singer in The Time Flys, among many projects. Erin Emslie has traveled the world playing rock n’ roll since most of you were in diapers. Watch her demolish the drums at a skate park in California.

Emi Morimoto • Shonen Knife • Osaka, Japan

If there was an award for the best posture in rock, Emi, formerly of Shonen Knife, would win it. Perched in a perfectly upright stance with a disciplined smile, Emi is a force of nature to behold. With her badass gloves and Angelic singing voice, she is the beat baroness of Osaka, Japan. When White Mystery toured with Shonen Knife back in 2012, her song “Psychedelic Life” was our favorite.

Jose Ceniceros • Monarchy Over Monday• Chicago, IL

Jose reminds me of a younger version of myself, if I had ten times more talent. Jose is the perfect combination of tight control and explosive volatility. He commands the stage and his band with shocking authority for his young age, while keeping guessing as to where his groove is going next. Keep an eye on this young star and watch Monarchy Over Monday cover The Replacements, “Alex Chilton.

Mike Shoun • Thee Ohsees • San Francisco, California

Mike is fucking amazing. His legendary tenure in the golden age lineup of Thee Oh Sees spawned hundreds of soundalikes and wannabes. His legacy as a worldwide touring musician is forever revered by the real rock and roll community, and his work ethic and drive was so mighty he needed to be replaced by two drummers. Watch his legendary performance of “The Dream” at Pitchfork Music Fest in 2012.

Cedric Walker • The Black Tones • Seattle, Washington

If White Mystery was one half of a Ying Yang, our other half would be The Black Tones, featuring Cedric and his twin sister Eva. Raw chemistry, effortless telepathy, and overflowing with charisma, Cedric and his sister are a force to be reckoned with. Watch them holler for they’re mama!

Karissa Talanian • Strychnine, Wet Piss, Eye Vybe • Chicago, IL
Photo by Lee Klawans

Karissa is one of the most determined drummers we’ve had the pleasure of witnessing develop over the course of a decade. She rocks a 5 piece all-maple Pearl Decade kit, and possesses a truly unique style. She’s the backbone of Wet Piss, Les Strychnine, Lil Tits, Plastic Crimewave Syndicate, and Negative Scanner, and is the CEO of her own tape cassette label Eye Vibe Records.

Connor Brodner • Twin Peaks • Chicago, IL
Photo by Ian Laidlaw

Connor “Hammer Strength” Brodner is a true product of Chicago. Broad shouldered, determined, and unrelenting, he is the blue collar engine behind the world famous rock band Twin Peaks. A product of Chicago Public Schools and raised in the back yard DIY scene, Connor is a no nonsense hard worker that earned every bit of success that came his way. Check out this rad video for “Flavor.

Stef Roti • Yoko and The Oh No’s • Chicago, IL
Photo by Sound Dessert

There are certain drummers in the DIY scene that prove themselves to be strong backbones of not just their bands, but their entire communities. Stef is an incredibly focused and trained drummer in Yoko and The Oh No’s, as well as a talented booker, promoter, and business woman. She knows what she wants and knows how to get it. Check out the amazing Yoko and The Oh No’s video Love U.

Alejandro Morales • Running • Chicago, IL
Photo by NRML

There is more to be said about Alejandro than this post can contain. He was a true artist, a brutal noise musician, and a frenetic and overwhelming drummer. He was an activist, a social worker, and a dear friend to all that knew him. He gave much of his own energy to lifting up those around him and propelling them to greatness. May his memory be eternal and his music be blasted at the great DIY show in the sky. Please enjoy this amazing video of Running at The Empty Bottle.

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“CHIMP’s Top Songs of 2020,” Esthetic Lens

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Hands Off! Raises $3,169

You may remember this project we announced called Hands Off! Comp featuring L7, Courtney Barnett, Alice Bag with Kathleen Hanna, X’s Exene Cervenka, Amyl and the Sniffers, Palehound, and many others. As of December 11th, 2020 we raised $3,169.00 for Girls Inc. This donation will go towards supporting the education of young girls in a pro-girl environment. Every tape cassette and t-shirt will help shape a better tomorrow for young women.

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