White Fence’s new LP, CYCLOPS REAP is due April 9th via Thee Oh Sees’ Castleface label, and preceding that is the “Pink Gorilla” 7″ — “Fragility” is one of two exclusive B-sides on the single (that’s the 7″ cover art above). The single is a split release between Castleface and Tim Presley’s own Birth Records.
More about CYCLOPS REAP:
“I have cyclops vision now. But I’m not a giant. I changed my name and body only, and stabbed my social nous in the right ear. I still read fear but there are no police this year. I can repeat the same dream. I can let birds talk to me. I’m in jail. I have love and a whistle. I lay where the lotus lay and then spring the frozen flowers on any giving day. I apologize to those put in the trees, but I was gathering the Cyclops reap.
In the span of 4 1/2 years. I’ve lived in two different apartments and have used three different rooms during this time. All in Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA, only a couple miles from one another. After the death of my father in 2008 I started writing and recording non-stop in these rooms. I can’t say it was directly because of that trauma, but I think deep down it might have much to do about it. This record was initially going to be a collection of the many songs trapped between the 4 White Fence LP’s. As i was putting that together, there were more coming. a better crop. i couldn’t stop. So, instead of a retrospective i said “Fuck It”. might as well use the most current songs of the bunch. For the exception of “Make Them Dinner At Our Shoes” which is from 2009.”
– Tim Presley
03/23 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory / Burgerama II
04/26 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
04/28 Austin, TX – Carson Creek / Austin Psych Festival
06/21 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore #
08/02 – 08/03 Happyville, OR – Pickathon
# = w/ Father John Misty