Lo-fi psych rocker Tim Presley, a.k.a. White Fence, has signed to Drag City for the release of his sixth studio album. Due out July 22nd, To The Recently Found Innocent was produced by friend and frequent collaborator Ty Segall and serves as the follow-up to last year’s Cyclops Reap. (Drag City also released the pair’s latest collaborative album, 2012’s Hair.)
According to a press release, the 13-track effort is “phase-reversed White Fence, bringing their altered air into the ‘real’ world, with Tim’s moody blues and righteous tunes intact.”
Below, read a letter Presley included with the album upon delivery to Drag City;
Fear, anger, pain, anxiety. Guilty! I needed something new. I needed to be free and innocent. I was floating in my room. Sick of the wall Bounce-A-LuLa. I could not get high. I wanted to put some songs in someone else’s room. I wanted to see what they sounded like with a real drummer. I wanted to see what it would sound like using an Aliens ear. For a lack of a cooler/humble word, Ty Segall ‘produced’ this album.
I had to choose the songs. We then went into Ty’s Fiat-sized garage and recorded them. He placed the microphones, hit record and played drums on some songs. Then Nick Murray was called in to finish the rest of the drums. Nick was perfect, seeing as he’d been a solid member of the live group, and I had played demo versions of most of these for him during car rides. This all was a bit different to the WF formula. I had to put dates on a calendar. It forced me to pick the best songs of the litter, and apply those to the tools I had: Ty Segall, Nick Murray, musical instruments & tape. We then dumped all that LA jive into Eric Bauer’s studio in San Francisco. Added some things, and then Ty mixed it all up. I was the farmer and this was Ty’s soup. He somehow knows exactly what I hear.
This record, I had to make a change, not drastic, but a change nonetheless. My room was tired of me, so we took a break, and I fucked some other room.
‘Credence of substances, rights of any sex, and situations of finding a place in this world now next. From the drug dealer, to the honest stealer. From the homeless ex-solider to the privileged creep, to the fine Latina walking down the street. We are all guilty of anger, pain, envy & greed…..to the recently found innocent …. we all will soon be freed. ‘
To The Recently Found Innocent Tracklist:
01. The Recently Found
01. Anger! Who Keeps You Under?
03. Like That
04. Sandra (When the Earth Dies)
05. Wolf Gets Red Faced
06. Goodbye Law
07. Arrow Man
09. Hard Water
10. The Light Afraid Of What It’s Worth
12. Raven On White Cadillac
13. Paranoid Bait
In support of the album, Presley’s already announced a number of tour dates, including a slot at the Woodsist Festival. Consult the full schedule below.
White Fence 2014 Tour Dates:
05/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Church on York *
05/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
05/08 San Francisco, CA @ Depot
05/10 Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theatre *
05/10 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theatre *
05/17- Wonder Valley, CA @ Deserted at The Palms
08/05-06 – Big Sur, CA @ Woodsist Festival
* = w/ Loop