Tim Presley’s White Fence is the musical equivalent of the drug rug you wrap yourself in when things get too intense. Warm, wooly, warped and eminently ear-wormy, his meandering creations have the crackle of home-tracked intimacy, the thousand yard stare of prime era Syd Barrett, and the restless inventiveness and tireless output we champion here at Castle Face Records.
Though made up of Texan transplants, Parquet Courts are a New York band. Throw out the countless shallow Brooklyn bands of the blasÃ© 2000s: "Light Up Gold" is a conscious effort to draw from the rich culture of the city – the bands like Sonic Youth, Bob Dylan, and the Velvet Underground that are not from New York, but of it. A panoramic landscape of dilapidated corner-stores and crowded apartments is superimposed over bare-bones Americana, leaving little room for romance or sentiment. It’s punk, it’s American, it’s New York… it’s the color of something you were looking for.