White Williams

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White Williams
Genres Synthpop, electronic
Years active 2005 (2005)–present
Labels Tigerbeat6
  • Joseph Williams
  • Hayes Shanesy
  • Tyler
  • Cale Parks
  • Andriu Strasser
  • Matthew Papich

White Williams is the music project of Cleveland-/New York based musician Joe Williams. He released one album and EP under this name before using the Motion Graphics moniker. In August 2016 the self-titled album was released through Domino Records.[1]


Williams was born in Cleveland, Ohio.[2] Williams's started playing music as a fifteen-year-old drummer for Ohio area bands Oblongata (Cleveland), Machete (Cincinnati), Mr Mad Man (Cincinnati) and USA Crypt (Cincinnati).

Williams spent the next two years recording Smoke while traveling between Cincinnati, New York City, Cleveland, and San Francisco.


  • Joseph Williams - vocals, melodica, synth, laptop
  • Hayes Shanesy - guitar, vocals
  • Tyler - bass guitar
  • Cale Parks - drums
  • Andriu Strasser - art
  • Matthew Papich- guitar


  • New Violence EP (September 25, 2007)
  • Smoke (November 6, 2007)


  1. ^ Minsker, Evan (July 13, 2016). "Motion Graphics (White Williams) Announces New Album, Shares New Video: Watch". pitchfork.com. Pitchfork. Retrieved 2016-09-01. 
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "White Williams - Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 

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