As far as busy years go, Tim Presley of WHITE FENCE is not to be forgotten. One of his latest efforts, the Green Balloon 7″, comes from the Sexbeat/CMRTYZ label right after finishing up with Hair and Family Perfume.
This new 7″ sees some previously unheard tracks added to the ever-growing White Fence catalog, bringing in these three infinitely lysergic psych-pop numbers that seem to melt and become disfigured right before your very ears (eyes?). It’s probably not a far cry to say these songs come from the supposed huge batch of material that Presley originally recorded during the Family Perfume recording sessions, but that’s only a guess. “Green Balloon” is a weirdly inviting track, featuring plenty of bass drum (and bass guitar) thud and jangly percussion to drive the song forward. On top of this you’ll encounter the spastic, psyched-out guitars that swirl and pop throughout the song, making for a challenging listening session as so many of these elements seem to just melt into one another – and that’s just how it goes with White Fence (have you heard Family Perfume yet?). Aside from this, the dynamics are almost definitely playing a few tricks on us, because this track seems to get louder and softer as it plays out – or does it?
Listen to “Green Balloon” and one of the B-sides from the 7″ below. It might be a good idea to grab this 7″ now instead of waiting – I’m still really pissed I never bought his debut s/t on Make a Mess after planning on it so many times, then it sold out. Don’t let that happen to you.
The Wind and the Sun –
Green Balloon –
Genre/ Tags: Garage Rock, Lo-Fi, Psychedelic, Pop
Green Balloon 7″: Tracklist:
1.) Peephole Blues
2.) The Wind and the Sun
3.) Green Balloon
Past Related Posts:
White Fence, Ty Segall, Mikal Cronin Live in San Francisco (03/02/12)
White Fence & Ty Segall Live in Philadelphia (05/18/12)
Hair LP (Drag City)
Harness 7″ (Afterlife Records)
White Fence s/t LP (Make a Mess)
Find White Fence in our Top 25 Albums of 2010