Posts Tagged ‘I Have to Feed Larry’s Hawk’

The king of rock, pop, teenage dreams, psych, the new wave and and future genres yet to be defined, Tim Presley is gearing up for sum shows in the East Coast, Chicago and then keeping Austin weird in November! Hot on the heels of “I Have To Feed Larry’s Hawk”, this succinct jaunt will be the first opportunity to see/hear Tim Presley’s White Fence in the U.S. following the release of IHTFLH, which is a big fucking deal.
Playing cuts old and new and under various monikers, who knows what this bitches brew will ferment!
Now, dig the official video for I Have To Feed Larry’s Hawk highlight, “Indisposed”:

Song from Tim Presley’s White Fence’s 2LP/CS/CD “I Have to Feed Larry’s Hawk,” released on January 25th, 2019 from Drag City Records.

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In a world of pure imagination, take a long look and you’ll see…the video for “Phone” from the freshly released “I Have to Feed Larry’s Hawk” by Tim Presley’s White Fence! Here, neon dreams come alive with a lava lamp glow and wobbly, willy wonka kitsch to create brain food for a new wave theater, in which you will find yourself watching “Phone”. The second TP/WF video from Ashley Goodall (see also, “I Have To Feed Larry’s Hawk”), “Phone” warms you up and sedates your pleasure center as Tim Prezzo’s neo pop fantasies crawl inside your ears to invite a gentle slumber. Trading in his six string for the resonant vibrations of a piano, the blissful melodies you’ll hear on “Phone” appear above and beneath the surface – there’s more to devour the deeper you dig!  Taking a spark and starting a fire, the  video for “Phone” compliments Tim‘s elegant eccentricities note for note.

Song from Tim Presley’s White Fence’s 2LP/CS/CD “I Have to Feed Larry’s Hawk,” out January 25, 2019 on Drag City Records.

I Have to Feed Larry

The Ty Segall-collaborator go-to man for 60’s psych/folk/garage reimagining rekindles the magic in culled from imaginary beatles demos, his penchant for garage nuggets irrepressible.

This album has him at his best again, charming and beguiling, with arrangements that are his most inventive and finely-honed yet. if they found another lost Velvets LP in a skip from between the 2nd and 3rd albums it might sound like this. riyl a.savage, woods, ocs, night beats.“[with] a clear absence of preciousness (which could very well be the album’s coup de grâce) each of these songs feel like they stemmed from some intuitive musical notion in the cold dead of night. fleshed out and placed back-to-back, they become something resonant, whole and inspired”

“I Have To Feed Larry’s Hawk” by Tim Presley’s White Fence is an album that’s going to take some beating this year – it’s a real beaut. Ex member of The Fall, and renowned for White Fence and some great joint albums with Ty Segall, DRINKS with Cate LeBon and Birth Records the label he formed for Jessica Pratt,

More melancholic than last year’s Beefheart nuggets on the second Ty Segall & White Fence album “Joy”, “I Have To Feed Larry’s Hawk” is sparse and unravelling, introspective, delicate, psych and even electronic.

We know that Tim’s a bit of an Anglophile, and there’s a definite Syd Barrett echo here, and a hangover from his work with Cate Le Bon as DRINKS in terms of brittle but beautiful song structure. There’s also 60s garage as you’d expect, piano that tinkles my spine like Elton John, and the teutonic monotone of Harmonia or Cluster on a two song suite that concludes the album. Given the pharmaceutically charged cover artwork, it’s fair to say that having to feed Larry’s Hawk could be allusion to addiction, and therefore this album feels like a self reflective confessional, perhaps that’s why it’s “Tim Presley’s White Fence” this time,

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Tim Presley’s White Fence has materialized: two years on from his solo missive, The Wink, the sense that something has cratered and someone has walked away, somehow alive, is heavy in the air. With I Have to Feed Larry’s Hawk, Tim Presley meets White Fence, and together, they move on.

The surface ofI Have To Feed Larry’s Hawkmay appear to the naked eye as an uncluttered expanse, but it’s hardly placid. In fact, the simple-sounding arrangements found throughout the record are garnished with unusual details which tend to grow gracefully odd and ghostly as they progress. It’s title track has an eerie, dreamlike quality, rolling through uncharted soul territory painting a certain vulnerability with Tim‘s unpredictable brush. The accompanying video for “I Have To Feed Larry’s Hawk” unnerves like a soothingly familiar alien encounter, seen through a lens, darkly.  Directed by Ashley Goodalland painstakingly matching the surrealistic magnetism that so often encapsulates Tim’s songwriting, “I Have To Feed Larry’s Hawk” is a fitting introduction to this new album you should preorder now. Drink up the hypnagogic syrup and bask in the warm glow of Tim Presley’s White Fence!

Title song from Tim Presley’s White Fence’s 2LP/CS/CD “I Have to Feed Larry’s Hawk,” out January 25, 2019 on Drag City Records.

Tim Presley - credit: Photo by Cate Le Bon

Gliding past ghostly statues of mythic entities and through the mist into the present world, Tim Presley‘s White Fence shed their multicolored-shroud for a heartfelt yet enigmatic, cycle of songs about losing the thing that’s killing you that you love in order to gain the thing that makes you love what you love, with loads of Heartbreakers and other new pop classix.

I quit the Temptations in Los Angeles, and got an apartment in San Francisco.  
I now live on a street surrounded with blurry characters & walking human clouds of static.
The ground on my street is glass, nails, needles and pins/piss.
There are beautiful flowers though.
The sound of buses, cars and voices iron my brain to a nice hum.
This city, is now a bull constantly poached by the bullfighter. The Torero keeps chipping. It’s alright for me… now…despite this.
I can actually feel this city, and what it has said to so many others.
As a human, and as a ghost.
I started writing songs for this album in a small rural town in the UK called Staveley.
I was staying with Cate Le Bon there during winter. While She was there going to school learning how to build & design furniture out of wood, I started writing on her piano. Staveley is in the Lake District (Northern England) and everywhere you look is the most beautiful serene British landscapes.
I came back to SF to record, but first.. I had a fervent dream that Johnny Thunders asked me to be honest & simple with this album, and why dolphins were not given arms. I booked studio time with a very talented fellow named Jeremy Harris and we worked together out of a studio in the Dogpatch district of SF (owned and run by Paul from the UK band “The Bees” (or in US…. “A Band of Bees”). Because I can only play the piano like a 5 year old, Jeremy was able to learn the songs on piano, keys and finesse the parts, including most drums and also record/engineer the whole album.

Also playing on the album, is S.F. Mission district native Dylan Hadley who plays drums on two songs: “Until You Walk” & “Forever Chained” and H. Hawkline adding guitar and vocals on “Phone” 
I have to re-learn how to walk. The poppy stomp. I’ve been tethered to a hawk, that I must feed on the dot. Many people get, and many people need. I can’t believe what I now hear and what I now read. It’s funny how the human moves, it’s desperate how the fog seeps through. San Francisco the city, is an artist that had become rich off one masterpiece painting, but still conflicted & inspired, trying to shake the blue. I needed to remember my heart is plausible, and not a closet of hornets & flies. Even though closing my eyes can still bring me to my knees, I think love and inspiration will lead me to free. Through life’s cycles and movements you get re-taught, but still everyday I must feed Larry’s hawk.

“Lorelei” is from Tim Presley’s White Fence’s 2LP/CS/CD “I Have to Feed Larry’s Hawk,” out January 25, 2019 on Drag City Records.