White Fence is the project of Tim Presley. His third full-length, Family Perfume, is a double album that will be released in two parts - Vol. 1 will be released on vinyl and digitally on April. 3 - then Vol. 2 will be released on vinyl and digitally on May 15, and a CD and cassette version of the whole package including Vol. 1 and 2 will be released the same day. A 2LP version will be released at a later date, TBA soon. White Fence will be touring with Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees and will be appearing at this year's SXSW. He also has a collaborative LP with Ty Segall, Hair, due on Drag City on April 24.
"Wake up. write. write . record. tweak. write. record. swallow. tweak out. tweak. bounce. write. wake up. record. sex? no. sleep. wake up. record. i hardly have anything but this anymore. i'm a slave to my cats. i feed them before i feed my stomach. but i love/live here in it. i had 80 songs, then chopped it to 60 and now to 30. Its a collection, and an album. i have some important things to say to myself. I'm a rock ' n roll soldier forever. i melt music. When people talk to me, i'm thinking about some song to do. I think i've been cursed. I have no say in the matter. A rainbow Vex. It's OK though, it for the greater good. a song can make someone feel so good, or make someone want to write a better one. and sometimes, it could make you rob a liquor store. These are the songs of a man in a bag, and his blue pen." - Tim Presley 1/27/12
"F*** Nostalgia. Live the truth. Truth is feeling, Truth is sound, Truth is motion. I am believing. I am seeing. I am moving. TRUTH IS FOREVER. Meet The Presley/ White Fence Truth Serum. Imagine if you will, that your Uncle Frank, Aunt Jane and Cousin Ricky all made out with George Harrison at the same time and felt good about it. Thats what the family perfume smells like. Like the real shit. This aint your regular mutton chop rock. This is freak your f***ing mom out cause she caught you naked in the back yard blasting this shit rock. This is not a joke. This is the hit factory. This is the eye. This is another planet. And hurry up, cause this perfume aint available at no Macy's. F*** the Rolling stones. Long live Keith. We're allready dead. SMELL THE TRUTH. F*** THE TRUTH. F*** ROCK AND ROLL. LOVE ROCK AND ROLL."- Ty Segall
“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.
By a certain logic it should be a stone loser. But so much in music comes down to conviction. There’s something ritual about these songs, as if Mr. Presley had been carrying them in his head, with all their details, for a long time. Listen even once, and they’re hard to shake. All of Mr. Presley’s strange touches start to seem significant and obsessively desired: a short background sigh, a few seconds of harmonica or xylophone, a new strain plopped into the middle of a song that leads nowhere, a guitar solo that’s longer than it needs to be. It’s mannered and indirect music, but he’s a poet of that.”
— BEN RATLIFF, The New York Times