16 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Tim Presley is not only the founder of psych-poppers White Fence, but he’s also the force behind the slightly trippier Darker My Love, and has collaborated with the Strange Boys as well. White Fence is his California sun-cured vision of ‘60s, psych-folk/pop, and his vision is delightfully purist in its nostalgia. Even the lo-fi production feels old, warm and analog, with occasional hissing and crackling heard amid the shambling, strummy guitars and woozy reverb. Tracks like the patchouli-scented “Sticky Fruitman Has Faith” and faintly Velvets-flavored “Get That Heart” sound like long-lost Pebbles tracks, and the lovely “A Pearl Is Not a Diamond” revisits the gossamer sounds of Jefferson Airplane’s Surrealistic Pillow. “And By Always” and “Body Cold” roil with classic, psych-rock organ riffs and jangly guitars, and are perfect counterpoints to softer, acoustic tunes like “Tumble, Lies & Honesty.” The oddball, playful moments here (“The Mexican Twins/Life is ... Too $hort”) exemplify why Presley is so prolific; he needs outlets for all those voices in his head.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Tim Presley is not only the founder of psych-poppers White Fence, but he’s also the force behind the slightly trippier Darker My Love, and has collaborated with the Strange Boys as well. White Fence is his California sun-cured vision of ‘60s, psych-folk/pop, and his vision is delightfully purist in its nostalgia. Even the lo-fi production feels old, warm and analog, with occasional hissing and crackling heard amid the shambling, strummy guitars and woozy reverb. Tracks like the patchouli-scented “Sticky Fruitman Has Faith” and faintly Velvets-flavored “Get That Heart” sound like long-lost Pebbles tracks, and the lovely “A Pearl Is Not a Diamond” revisits the gossamer sounds of Jefferson Airplane’s Surrealistic Pillow. “And By Always” and “Body Cold” roil with classic, psych-rock organ riffs and jangly guitars, and are perfect counterpoints to softer, acoustic tunes like “Tumble, Lies & Honesty.” The oddball, playful moments here (“The Mexican Twins/Life is ... Too $hort”) exemplify why Presley is so prolific; he needs outlets for all those voices in his head.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Hippi-Kat ,

This is great indie music

Not as great as his/their debut for lack of punk sonic riffage reasons, but this is another outstanding album from White Fence. To a degree this is our "Village Green Preservation Society" -California style- heavy on the hooks and clever guitar work and originality. Modern music still has a future thanks to White Fence.

wolfeous ,

great

this is absolutely great. love to listen to this when i'm tripping with friends or driving in the car. has a strong comforting psychedelic feel of the 60's and early 70's

Charley9338 ,

Great summer album

Though released in the winter, I'm going to be playing the album this summer while making BBQ for friends and hanging out in the sun. It's perfect, happy indie rock that has a nostalgic feel from the old days but is hip enough to enjoy now.

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