Tim Presley of White Fence (Photo: Ruth Swanson)
White Fence is the psychedelic pop-oriented garage rock project of singer-guitarist Tim Presley. Fresh off the heels of the fifth White Fence LP, Cyclops Reap, Presley is touring the West Coast this month. The album, released on Castle Face Records, was written mostly in Echo Park, Los Angeles. Listen to “Pink Gorilla” below.
Jonathan Rado, co-head of New York duo-plus-whoever Foxygen, will open the show. Rado announced the release of his debut solo album Law and Order, out September 3 via Woodsist. He will be touring without his crazy-eyed wildcard of a frontman, Sam France. Apparently the two have not been getting along, which might help explain the messiness of the band’s live shows. The forthcoming solo album’s lead single “Faces” features guitar work from Tim Presley, so hopefully we’ll get to see them jam out the track together on stage.
Rounding out the bill is San Francisco’s newest folk sensation Jessica Pratt. While I don’t typically listen to many “folk singers” these days, Pratt’s gorgeous “Night Faces” single from her self-titled debut is one of my favorite local tunes from last year. I’m excited to finally see her perform.
Even though Presley and Rado have ties to Los Angeles and New York, this show is very San Francisco. You would be wise not to miss it.
White Fence, Jessica Pratt, Jonathan Rado
August 7, 2013