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.
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.
Consequence of Sound
Titled I Have to Feed Larry’s Hawk, it’s set to hit shelves January 25th via Drag City. The 13-track collection will serve as Presley’s seventh under his White Fence banner and long-awaited follow-up to 2014’s For the Recently Found Innocent.
The Bay Bridged
“Before He Met Her (Decomposing Lime)” is a brand new track from former city denizen Tim Presley’s White Fence that dropped just yesterday. It’s a tripped out rock anthem reminiscent of Sgt. Pepper’s-era Beatles.
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.
Tim Presley had made some outstanding music under the pseudonym WHITE FENCE and if you haven’t had the time to fall down that rabbit hole, you might want to dig up Hair, Family Perfume, and Cyclops Reap.
Singer songwriter Tim Presley, aka White Fence, is prolific, to say the least. His sound mixes the carefree attitude of ’60s psych-pop with the raw sensibilities of garage rock — meaning, get ready to dance, sway, and freak out.
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
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…
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…
Las Vegas Weekly
For the Recently Found Innocent picks up from last year’s choice Cyclops Reap writing-wise—showcasing Presley’s clever hooks and retro-British (though he’s not) constructs—but in a less fuzzy, less fragmented sonic environment.
For The Recently Found Innocent is as much a lesson in self-awareness as it is a thoroughly enjoyable listen. Over the last four years, Presley has recorded at a relentless rate in his Echo Park home…
For the Recently Found Innocent is a fantastic-sounding record, the production bringing to life the small details that make it more than a retread or homage. Presley clearly moves to the beat of his own tripped-out drummer…
There are have been some great psych albums this year, but White Fence set the standard for the return to the 60’s feel and you’ll have many hours of enjoyment getting lost in it’s myriad of psychedelic abandon.
The White Fence split is out on September 2. It features the track “Nero (Has a Lot to Think About)” and is backed by a track called “Belly Full of Blood” from Los Angeles singer/songwriter Jack Name. Listen to a preview of both tracks above.
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.
Presley uses White Fence as a proving ground for ideas that, as of For the Recently Found Innocent, have steered toward the gentle pomp of late-’60s psychedelic pop, rock and folk.
The prolific Tim Presley, with band/moniker White Fence, returns with For the Recently Found Innocent. He’s joined by that irrepressible wunderkind Ty Segall, who provides the garage studio space, production house…
In other news, White Fence have finally released a song from their forthcoming Ty Segall-produced album, For the Recently Found Innocent which is out July 22 via Drag City. “Like That” is a mod stomper in the early Who style and is pretty good.
Tim Presley brings his project White Fence to Phono del Sol on July 12 in Potrero del Sol Park in San Francisco and, just ten days later, he’s releasing his fifth full-length album under that moniker, entitled ‘For the Recently Found Innocent’…
Consequence of Sound
Lo-fi psych rocker Tim Presley, aka White Fence, has unveiled “Like That”, the first track from his new Ty-Segall produced album To The Recently Found Innocent.
During the four-plus years he’s been performing as White Fence, the prolific songwriter’s approach has largely been the same: He writes hundreds of scuzzy-riffed songs in his Echo Park apartment…
Tiny Mix Tapes
Not only is this the first time White Fence has ventured out of his bedroom to lay down his sweet, 60s-tinged fuzz jams, but he’s also roped in other humans to play on the album too, notably in the form of garage renaissance man Ty Segall…
…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.
The Bay Bridged
He’ll be joined at the fest by garage-psych powerhouse White Fence, whose Phono performance arrives just ten days before the arrival of their Ty Segall-produced To The Recently Found Innocent LP on Drag City.
After plenty of work for Castle Face Records, Presley has completed his first White Fence LP for Drag City. The album is called To the Recently Found Innocent and was produced by Ty Segall.
Lo-fi psych rocker Tom Presley, a.k.a. White Fence, has signed to Drag City for the release of his sixth studio album. Due out July 22nd, To The Recently Found Innocent was produced by friend and frequent collaborator Ty Segall…
Consequence of Sound
Lo-fi psych rocker Tim Presley, a.k.a. White Fence, has signed to Drag City for the release of his sixth studio album. Due out July 22nd, To The Recently Found Innocent was produced by friend and frequent collaborator Ty Segall…
The Bottom String
Headlining this year’s Phuzz Phest, which will take place at various venues around Winston Salem from April 4-6 will be No Age, Kool Keith, White Fence and Jessica Lea Mayfield, providing an incredibly rounded group…
Live in San Francisco is not just a live document, but an alive document, one that celebrates a band that’s hitting its stride and the hard work of its songwriter, but it also shows the pure joy…
The Bay Bridged
Musically, White Fence played a solid set of straightforward garage-rock — forgoing the studio trickery of their LPs and becoming a bit more down-to-earth in the process.
Photos include co-curators Loop, Comets On Fire, Fennesz, 23 Skidoo, White Fence, Hookworms, A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Dirty Beaches, The KVB, Kandodo and The Dismemberment Plan.
And Bay Area psych weirdo White Fence has turned in a jangly, flowery cover of “Today’s Lesson,” a 1991 banger from the crustcore band Filth. The White Fence version does not sound anything like the Filth one, and you can hear it below.
The Bay Bridged
White Fence certainly had the louder, garage rock part of the festival covered but could have played even louder and taken full advantage of echoes and acoustics.
NBC San Diego
I recently spoke with Presley as he was driving into the United States, narrowly escaping a rigorous inspection at the Canadian/U.S. border.
The performances White Fence put on both Friday and Saturday were mind-blowing, and are sure to set many imaginations ablaze.
..perhaps what I like most about Tim Presley’s music is that it is both contradictory and complimentary within itself: retro-ly familiar yet utterly unique and modern…
The Bay Bridged
White Fence played their first set in the main stage area, where their raucous sound had plenty of room to breathe.
livestream performances by Divine Fits, Vile, Van Etten, Bird, and Parquet Courts, in addition to White Fence, Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside, Lightning Dust…
White Fence serves as a journey through the mind and influences of Tim Presley and is a solid listen for any fans of lo-fi psychedelic rock.
The L Magazine
The L Magazine posts photos from White Fence’s performance at Northside Fest
White Fence’s latest album is Cyclops Reap which is out on Castle Face and can be streamed via Rdio or Spotify.
As mentioned, Mac DeMarco and White Fence will be playing the Panache Northside showcase at Brooklyn Bowl on June 13.
“…Joining Loop, Mogwai, the Pop Group, Dirty Beaches, and more at the final weekend are Ty Segall, White Fence…”
The Austin Chronicle
“It was poetic – dozens of scorching garage rock shredders blowing our heads off from one general anonymous direction. It was delirium, the good kind…”
“It’s a song slathered in acid-burnt fuzz where Presley stretches out with an echoing psych guitar solo after hammering out a simple, solid power chord hook…”
“Given the maturity and insight of White Fence’s previous releases and his collaborations with it-boy Ty Segall, it shouldn’t shock anyone that the act’s newest record, Cyclops Reap, is quite brilliant…”
White Fence’s new album Cyclops Reap is streaming on Pitchfork Advance.
“His follow-up, ‘Cyclops Reap’, keeps the party going…”
“Tim Presley doesn’t seem to be running out of songs and this is another quality batch of paisley-scented psychedelia…
“White Fence is hardly the first band to dabble in the Beatles discography, but for the first time, it feels like they are expanding on the sound rather than simply copying it…”