"...[The Gift Of Poison] is amazing, there isn’t a bad track on it...9/10" - Overtone Magazine

"...gorgeously sparkling Americana..." - Tom Murphy, Queen City Sounds / Birdy Magazine

"...a grand slice of Americana gothic." - Americana UK


White Rose Motor Oil, a two-piece woman-fronted Cowpunk / Garage Country band from Denver, CO features married couple Eryn DeSomer (guitars and vocals) and Keith Hoerig-DeSomer (drums). They play loud, and often fast.

2024 sees them releasing “Pre-Owned Songs,” a series of cover songs to be announced throughout the year. The songs chosen are from disparate eras and genres, spanning from 1955 to 1995 and ranging from classic country to power pop. 

Confirmed 2024 dates include lineups with Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers in Mexico, as well as Moonrunners Festival in Kentucky with The Hooten Hallers, and more.

Eryn and Keith have been active in the Denver music scene for over 15 years, previously as members of The Hollyfelds and The Jekylls. Prior to those bands, Keith was also a member of the band Five Iron Frenzy. In 2018, they formed White Rose Motor Oil and released their first EP, "Suburban Horses," followed by the release of their second EP, "One For The Ages," in 2019. The full length album "You Can't Kill Ghosts" was released in 2020, as was the EP "Broken Heart Holiday". "Country Pop", their album of cover songs originally recorded in the 60s and 70s, was released in 2021, which was followed up by the EP "Oh Lucretia" in fall of 2022. 

Their full-length 2023 album “The Gift Of Poison” was listed as one of the top albums of the year by Overtone Magazine who described it as “incredibly catchy, massively underrated”.

Together Eryn and Keith have:

- Performed hundreds of shows in numerous states. Club dates and festival bills have included: Dinosaur Jr., Sunny War, Murder By Death, Vandoliers, Joshua Ray Walker, Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, The Bones Of J.R. Jones, Volk, Old 97's, Vandoliers, Jaime Wyatt, Nikki Lane, Houndmouth, The Cactus Blossoms, Whitney Rose, Turnpike Troubadours, Mike and The Moonpies, Shane Smith and The Saints, Jenny Don't and The Spurs, The Hooten Hallers, Shannon Shaw and many others.

- Eryn has performed with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra on a project that included Nathaniel Rateliff. Her vocals can also be heard on an advertisement for the Colorado Lottery.

- Had music they performed with The Hollyfelds featured on many TV shows, including NBC's "The Voice" and The History Channel's "American Pickers".

- Released over five full length albums worth of original recorded material, kept four cacti alive for over three years, and have given a good home to two of the number one dogs of all time. 

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