- Album name: For the Recently Found Innocent
- Artist name: White Fence (Tim Presley)
- Year: 2014
- Number of discs: one
- Label: Drag City Records
- Collection: Friedman
- Buy it on Amazon: $64.98
Level of familiarity before listening
I have never heard of White Fence, Tim Presley or this record.
What I expected
I have no idea, so I’ll guess rock.
What it was actually like
Released in 2014, this is by far the most recently recorded music that I have reviewed (by almost 30 years), and if I had known that it was what the last decade’s rock music sounded like, then I might have listened to more of it.
This probably would have gotten filed under “alternative” in the 1990s, but it sounded to me like punk-influenced garage rock, and I liked it.
Most of the songs had a very rich, layered instrumentation that reminded me a bit of John Cale’s “wall of sound” effect on the first couple of Velvet Underground records. Anger! Who Keeps You Under? was especially like that, and I loved how fast it was.
Like That featured some falsettos that were a nice match for a totally ok punk-style song. The Light was also pretty punk, and Arrow Man was the punkest song on the record.
I loved the guitar riff on Paranoid Bait, which reminded me of the Strokes or the White Stripes.
Sandra (When the Earth Dies) was just a little bit Oompa Loompa, and if this had been the Beatles, then this song would have been the obligatory “Faul’s granny shit.”
4/5: would listen again
|↑1||Or any of it. I have a difficult time thinking of any rock music that I’ve heard from after the mid 2000s.|