Jessica Pratt, Jonathan Rado, plus DJ selections by Britt Govea of <
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
This event is all ages
White Fence is touring behind their new lp, Cyclops Reap.
"It's his best-sounding and most easily accessible album to date. It still comes packed with less-than-pristine production and some of the psychedelic tics that marked his previous work, but for the most part, these songs are marked by a surprising amount of clarity." --Pitchfolk
“Tim Presley is a member of the bands Darker My Love and the Strange Boys, which do variations of dirtied-up psychedelic pop. White Fence is his third band and much more idiosyncratic. It’s just Mr. Presley making songs as complicated as he wants, with his multitracked asthmatic voice and his gift for weird, wayward song hooks. On White Fence, just released on CD by Woodsist, drum rhythms stumble and recohere; chord changes are half-forgotten or blown altogether. Audio quality changes from track to track or even in the middle of a song, and so does the music’s speed. The album sounds as if it were mastered on a cassette machine with failing batteries. This whole enterprise is way, way moth eaten: the Syd Barrett/1960s Los Angeles garage-punk influences, the dirty-on-purpose sound quality, the overmodulated guitar leads." --New York Times
"White Fence [issues] a kind of warped, '60s-flavored psychedelia that's in some ways similar to the music of S.F. garage mainstays Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees." --SF Weekly
"To say that Jessica Pratt is an old soul would be a vast understatement," says Jenn Pelly of Pitchfork. "The young San Francisco singer/songwriter's deeply intimate folk sounds so sincerely cast in from the 1960s that it's hard to believe she didn't release a proper LP during that period of time." Pratt's spooky and seductive self-titled debut is the inaugural release on Tim (White Fence) Presley's new imprint, Birth Records.
Pratt's debut release includes recordings from over the last five years, and steady advances in sophistication of recording and melody are evident throughout. To the artist, the record is a time-lapse document of discovery, both musical and personal. But in strangers' hands, Pratt's debut is another kind of discovery altogether. A fully-formed emerald artifact dug up cobwebby and cold but no less green for its time spent buried. Sun-bleached and sounding a thousand years old, Pratt's debut is arrestingly brand dazzling new, and watch how the lights in your living room go soft and yellow when you put it on.
"While Jonathan Rado has been leading San Francisco’s Foxygen for the last half decade, he’s been making his own bedroom recordings since junior high. This September, he’ll share some of that work with the release of his debut solo album, Law and Order, via Woodsist.
According to a press release, the album expands upon Foxygen’s psych-pop, referencing the likes of Bob Dylan, Prince, and White Fence for a sound likened to if “the San Fernando Valley and the Lower East Side flirt over muddy coffee, get married over corned beef, and give birth to a Motown drum beat.” But while Rado apes plenty of acts, the album 'champions simplicity, catchiness, and cranberry-plush playfulness, without ever maliciously satirizing the material of inspiration. Rado enters familiar musical forms and puppeteers caricature voices with the most appreciative irreverence and, stretching out on a big burlesque bed.'
As a first taste, Rado’s released the album’s lead single, 'Faces.' This go around, Rado’s channeled the essences of Eric Burdon and Davey Jones, delivering a boyish croon with undertones of darker intent over a hodgepodge of ’60s acoustic pop-rock and pseudo-psychedelic organ." --Consequence of Sound
plus DJ selections by Britt Govea of <
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