It’s the 21st century man — we’re way past the feudal phase! Yet, somehow, some people still radiate their noble bearing, no matter where they are — just as certain songs are clearly meant to sing from the turrets still. In this fashion, and with high-collared coat turned up against the cruel wind, White Fence emerge from their high aerie to display a shining array of royal jewels each time they unveil a new pop album to the world. The gliss and glitter that sounds forth from For the Recently Found Innocent has a shine all its own, and for Reasons too.

For the Recently Found Innocent is many things — the fifth White Fence album, the first White Fence album to be recorded outside the bedroom fence (with live drumming!), the first White Fence record to be produced for Drag City. Plus also, a sophomore pump: the second time that Tim Presley and Ty Segall have met to record music (does anyone remember Hair?), this time pure and simply committed in the name of White Fence. Inevitably, the collision at the intersection of all these winding roads is a beautiful pileup of deep impacts, graceful lines and open space embodied in sound, White on White, compacted for your eyes and ears to believe.

In the tale of For the Recently Found Innocent, Tim Presley has succeeded in bringing his signature role, that of the hissing reptilian wraith, to the magnesium screen. Moving with the sidewalks in the first rippling of the light, our gimlet-eyed hero is steeped in the time-honored practice of hand-eye coordination known as ‘rhythmatism’; master of verbal acrobatics (always sticking the landing) and palm-reading melodies, where he proves uncannily prescient in tracing where the lifeline goes as moves it through the path of verse-chorus-bridge-et al.

White Fence’s previous release, Cyclops Reap, demonstrated a process being executed at the top of its game (which, we know, is NOT a game). For the Recently Found Innocent surges forth with fresh set of elaborately crafted songs, harmony vocalizations and trippin’ guitar tones that strike the face and viscera with an equal (easy) blow. White Fence conjure a fantasy about reality, of the world as it is and should always be; their songs are alterna-hits played out in green sun, in blue air, on repeat, relentless, RIGHTEOUS in the privacy of front-parlor and yes, bedroom — White Fence, full-circle, from the cradle to the grave!

One listen to For the Recently Found Innocent and (y)our faith is still growing.


Tim Presley Talks White Fence, DRINKS, Collaborations, and More
Weirdo Music Forever

Tim Presley is one of our favorite artists here at WMF for a host of reasons: his steady quality musical output under the White Fence moniker, the significant role he played in a crucial era of post-punk mainstay The Fall, and his contributions as one half of DRINKS are three of those reasons, but there are even more topics we’ve been eager to cover with Tim. Curious about his diverse musical endeavors as well as his upcoming 2019 album, we recently had to the pleasure of conversing with Tim about these subjects and others, including his visual art, past collaborations with Jack Name and Ty Segall, and his return to simple, melodic songwriting.

Upstate Live announces White Fence’s show at BSP
Upstate Live

White Fence released For the Recently Found Innocent this past July and have garnered nothing but raves reviews. This latest record sees him re-team with Ty Segall to produce a beautiful set of elaborately crafted songs, harmony vocalizations and trippin’ guitar tones that conjure a fantasy about reality.

Exclaim! reviews White Fence new single

The single, the 12th installment of Famous Class’s Less Artists More Condos series, flirts with a blur of sped-up merry-go-round sounds before gelling into a hazy strum of acoustic guitar, soul-coating xylophone and a crackling backbeat…

Death and Taxes stream new White Fence single
Death and Taxes

The White Fence track, “Nero (Has a Lot to Think About)” is a tasty slice of psychedelic pop—something you might expect to find in a “Nuggets” one-off and wonder how it never blew up. A repeating riff on the xylophone makes for a unique, but incredibly catchy, track which closes with an unadulterated ‘60s organ freakout…

Vice reviews White Fence’s new music video

The first ever White Fence video features their sunny garage pop accompanied with video of Tim Presley getting the ever-living shit beat out of him, giving himself jailhouse tats, beating up corrections officers, and ultimately getting put to death…

Brooklyn Rail interviews White Fence
Brooklyn Rail

Tim Presley is a four-track small room wizard crafting lo-fi California sunshine punk for people who loathe leaving their homes. His lyrics are simultaneously throwaway and intensely personal—arid yet uncomfortably precise.

Exclaim announces White Fence’s fall tour

…California garage dweller Tim Presley has been cranking out albums as White Fence for a while now, and as he prepares to issue To the Recently Found Innocent next month, he has booked a North American tour in support of the album.