It’s been a month since White Fence released “Pink Gorilla,” the first single from their upcoming album, Cyclops Reap. Now, the psychedelic powerhouse band gives us a B-side from the Pink Gorilla 7”, a flowery track called “Fragility.”
The appropriately titled track is, yes, far more fragile than the scuzzy, fuzzy spaced out sounds on “Pink Gorilla,” offering a down-to-earth compliment to the A-side. “Fragility” is a sunny field of psychedelic sounds, from the gentle layers of guitar to the groovy organ that comes in slowly and stronger later in the song. And of course, it wouldn’t be a White Fence song without a little reverb in his definitive vocals.
The cover art for Cyclops Reap is equally retro-psychedelic, featuring ’70s-style typography over a shadowy black and white portrait. The LP is due out on Castle Face Records on April 9th.
After taking the stage at the Austin Psych Festival in April, White Fence will take a short break before returning to San Francisco to play The Fillmore in June. However, if you’re eager to catch the band at a much smaller show, head over to Amnesia this weekend, where White Fence will be appearing on Saturday and Sunday night. On Saturday, White Fence headlines a show with support from Meg Baird, In Sunburst Sound, and Muscle Drum, and on Sunday the lineup includes Culture Kids, Break Arts, and a secret special guest.