Tim Presley, better known as White Fence, has been feverishly producing freaky psych couplets in his L.A. apartment since 2008. For his latest LP, he scrapped bedroom recording for a better studio and brought on his friend (and fellow indie cult hero) Ty Segall as a producer. The result is his finest musings yet. Presley's warbled vocals hearken to Frank Zappa's old, weird L.A. while grappling with his present-day isolation. He lays it all bare on "Fear," singing, "I live in fear of wasting time." The ample guilt Presley purges from his heart and head unfurls into an excellent set of songs that are equally suited for an aimless afternoon drive or a night of serious life contemplation.
From The Archives Issue 1215: August 14, 2014