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For The Recently Found Innocent by White Fence

For The Recently Found Innocent
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Date: 
July 22, 2014
Writer: 
Adam Millard
7.0

The gist

White Fence's 5th album is their first for Drag City and their first to be recorded in an actual studio

The music

For The Recently Found Innocent sees Tim Presley moving away from his traditional DIY/bedroom recording methods, opting instead to do things in a proper studio, with proper musicians (including a guest turn from Ty Segall on drums/production). The resulting tracks seem newly energised, whilst at the same time pushing White Fence even further back into their swirling psychedelic time warp. One of the most surprising things about this record is its clarity, you can really hear every note, thud and blemish that the players offer up, not something I usually associate with the gung-ho nature of Segall's own releases. Presley's song-writing is always to the fore though, if you like your psych with a sun bleached 60's glow then White Fence are probably the band for you.

Listen to

"Paranoid Bait" - the title sounds like a Ty Segall song. The song sounds like a Ty Segall song. Yes, this wonderful final flurry is where Ty Segall's influence as producer really shines through. The darkened, dirty, creeping mofo of a riff is a diamond in the rough.

"Arrow Man" - An adrenaline shot of psychedelic Rock n Roll, ends with a nod to The Kinks at their hippy-est.

"Afraid Of What It's Worth" - like a bad trip, this track goes from jolly hippy romp to pitch black nightmare, with a monumental crashing refrain.

Listen if... you like the late 60s, old Pink Floyd, Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, Cate Le Bon