Aaron Frank is a swagger veteran. Those staying in tune to the garage rock scene are well aware of Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees’ recent quest for world domination. Over the past few years, these two artists have toured and released albums nonstop. Their massive contributions with Carrion Crawler and Sinners are sincerely applauded. […]
Roughly 45 minutes after writing about how it’s inane to compare someone to the Beatles or Wu-Tang, White Fence drops another song obviously indebted to the sounds of John Lennon circa Revolver. But that’s become a sub-genre in its own right, one obviously worn out by 2013. But there’s something about Tim Presley’s music that […]
Oh what, you thought Tame Impala was the only one doing the reedy John Lennon whine buried in fuzz and distortion while singing about psychedelic topics like “Pink Gorillas.” Well, there is Tim Presley, who has been doing this for years. ” This is his first single from Cyclops Reap, which by my rough estimate […]
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Douglas Martin is Russell Westbrook’s spirit animal. Not to undercut my entire post before I even start it, but if you plan on listening to either volume of White Fence‘s Family Perfume, you should listen to both of them all the way through. I understand that you are likely a very busy person with a […]
A year ago, White Fence was the best-kept secret of California’s hyper-fertile psych-rock scene, turning in a promising self-titled album in 2010 and 2011’s phenomenal “Is Growing Faith.” Somewhere between then and now, Tim Presley started touring regularly, hooked up with Ty Segall– the reigning crown prince of garage-punk– and had his hand in not […]
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Jonah Bromwich rocks a powdered wig. Ty Segall and White Fence’s new collaborative album Hair is very good. That’s not a surprise. Segall is an eternally under-appreciated, songwriting and riff whiz and White Fence’s Tim Presley, while not quite of Segall’s stature, has shown the ability to add both heart and muscle to his guitar-history […]
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Rock n’ roll, dusty and raw as Roc Marciano. Recommended for fans of 13th Floor Elevators, T. Rex, Love, The Troggs, Neu, and the Nuggets compilations. Hair is my favorite rock record of the first third of the year. Nothing else makes me want to throw my computer out the window and pop the acid […]
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Ty Segall and White Fence: the Method Man and Redman of modern psychedelic rock. Or maybe the Curren$y & Alchemist. Or maybe neither of these things. But they all make good weed music. I wrote about White Fence in January. Later, Tim Presley and I talked about EPMD, Zapp and Arthur Lee for my Bizarre […]
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Indie rock fans are an interesting breed. While rap and electronic music steadfastly push forward progression (at least lately), indie rock circa 2012 rarely produces anything substantial that doesn’t mine nostalgia for the near past. Whether its Cloud Nothings and Jimmy Eat World, The Men and the Replacements, or Yuck and every band in the […]
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As much as it may seem otherwise, Douglas Martin did not write this review while strung out on LSD. I’d like to consider myself a writer who stays on top of things, one who is abreast of everything that’s currently going on in the vast expanse of indie-rock right now. Which makes it all the […]
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