People want to love Tim Presley for his Darker My Love role, but as we’re based in Austin, I’m more a fan of his Strange Boys role. All that aside, dude’s also got a pretty nice little solo project called White Fence. This year he’ll be releasing a two volume set of tunes, under the title of Family Perfume. The first volume is slated to hit stores on April 3rd through Woodsist, and the first single has me pretty excited as it floated about the Interwebs today. It’s got this little low-key jangle, almost harkening to the classic pop moments of the 60s, especially with Presley’s mellow vocal delivery throughout. You digs?
Download: White Fence – It Will Never Be (Edit) [MP3]
This year I fell in love with the work of Darker My Love, and I’m happy to report that one of the gents in the band, Tim Presley, will be releasing some more work on his own under the name White Fence. Said record, titled …is Growing Faith, will hit the streets on January 10th from Woodsist, and your definitely going to enjoy it, at least from what we’ve heard so far. The first single has a bit of lo-fi, but like DML, it definitely has more nostalgia to it, going back to the past when melodies meandered in the plains, so get behind this early.
Download: White Fence – Lillian (Won’t You Play Drums)
It’s Friday and it’s almost the weekend, so take yourself a tasty new tune from Woods to jam too at your parties. This new number appears on a compilation put together by the band’s label Woodsist. The album will feature the best music from several artists on the Woodsist label. You can pick that thing up on cassette or LP on July 20th.
Download: Woods – I’m Not Gone [MP3]
Hopefully you’ve already gotten your hands on this tune already, but it’s too good not to share it with those who haven’t. Woods will be releasing their newest album At Echo Lake next week (May 4th) on Woodsist, and the blissful creativity in this song is just one of the many reasons that you’ll fall in the love with this record. This is the perfect tune for the perfect Austin weather we’ve been having.
Download: Woods – Suffering Season [MP3]
I had heard of Beach Fossils before SXSW, but in this world of constant music exchange, I guess I glanced over them. That is until I saw their rocking set at the Force Field/Terrorbird Party on Wednesday. They definitely sounded a lot poppier than what I remember hearing, and you could tell they were having fun on stage, which is always a good thing! They recently recorded a studio session for Insound you can check out HERE. But, just in case you’re not into that, we’ve got a tune for you to check out as well that comes off their recent 7″ for Woodsist.
Download: Beach Fossils – Daydream [MP3]
This is Tim Presley of Darker My Love. He has a new project called White Fence, and this jam has been floating around all day, though I heard it just before SXSW. It’s got a real dark psychedelic feel to it, and though comparisons have been made to Love, it doesn’t have that same sexual power as Arthur Lee, it’s a solid brooding mess none the less. I think you’ll dig it. And if you do enjoy, look for an album in April on Woodsist.
Download: White Fence – The Love Between [MP3]
We all know what a great music scene Austin has, but SXSW gives us all a chance to support our Texas brethren, and we’re here to do our part by highlighting Denton’s Fergus and Geronimo. Primarily the work of Andrew Savage and Jason Kelly, the group expands to a raucous foursome for live purposes. You might find them in the same line as The Strange Boys, though I’ll definitely have to give it to this group for their vocal qualities over our Austin compatriots. If you want to get a head start on the band, you will be happy to know that they currently have three 7 inches up for grabs, all of which feature the band’s traditional American garage sound. After seeing them open for The Dutchess and the Duke earlier this year, I found that they are the sort of band you can get behind every single night. Fergus and Geronimo have several shows during SXSW, one being at the Woodsist showcase, so be sure to catch hold of them now, as they’ll be a hot ticket for the rest of the year.
Download: Fergus and Geronimo – Tell It In My Ear [MP3]
It’s that time of year when bands clamor to build a name for themselves in hopes of being your favorite band in 2010. Recent Woodsist signees, The Art Museums, are on that list, hoping to win you over when they release their album Rough Frame in early 2010. For now though, they’ve got a neat little number to pique your interest, so take a listen and get excited.
Download: The Art Museums – Sculpture Gardens [MP3]
Fresh & Onlys have already released one album this year, and their ready to release more tunes for you on September 15th when Woodsist puts out their Grey-Eyed Girls record. It should be full of brooding rock with that deeply haunting voice that you’ll hear in the song “Invisible Forces,” which we’ll happily toss your way.
Download: Fresh & Onlys – Invisible Forces [MP3]