(((folkYEAH!))) and The Chapel Present
WHITE FENCE | LUMINANCE : SF : A One Day Festival curated by Tim Presley & (((folkYEAH!))) to help benefit the Big Sur Storm Relief Fund
Once and Future Band, Peacers, The Pesos, The Range of Light Wilderness, Mammatus, Earth Girl Helen Brown, Mall Walk, Wild Boy, Nico Georis
Sat, April 15, 2017
Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm
San Francisco, CA
$20 adv / $25 door
This event is all ages
A portion of all ticket sales from this all day mini-festival will go to the Big Sur Storm Relief Fund.
The Range Of Light Wilderness 11.40 PM - ??
White Fence 10.20PM - 11.20PM
Once & Future Band 9.20PM - 10PM
Peacers 8.30PM - 9PM
Pesos 7.50PM - 8.10PM
Mammatus 7PM - 7.30PM
Earth Girl Helen Brown 6.10PM - 6.40PM
Mall Walk 5.20PM - 5.50PM
Wild Boy 4.40PM - 5PM
Nico Georis & Matt Baldwin 4PM - 4.25PM
It’s the 21st century man —we’re way past the feudal phase! Yet, somehow, some people still radiate their noble bearing, no matter where they are — just as certain songs are clearly meant to sing from the turrets still. In this fashion, and with high-collared coat turned up against the cruel wind, White Fence emerge from their high aerie to display a shining array of royal jewels each time they unveil a new pop album to the world. The gliss and glitter that sounds forth from For the Recently Found Innocent has a shine all its own, and for Reasons too.
For the Recently Found Innocent is many things — the fifth White Fence album, the first White Fence album to be recorded outside the bedroom fence (with live drumming!), the first White Fence record to be produced for Drag City. Plus also, a sophomore pump: the second time that Tim Presley and Ty Segall have met to record music (does anyone remember Hair?), this time pure and simply committed in the name of White Fence. Inevitably, the collision at the intersection of all these winding roads is a beautiful pileup of deep impacts, graceful lines and open space embodied in sound, White on White, compacted for your eyes and ears to believe.
In the tale of For the Recently Found Innocent, Tim Presley has succeeded in bringing his signature role, that of the hissing reptilian wraith, to the magnesium screen. Moving with the sidewalks in the first rippling of the light, our gimlet-eyed hero is steeped in the time-honored practice of hand-eye coordination known as ‘rhythmatism’; master of verbal acrobatics (always sticking the landing) and palm-reading melodies, where he proves uncannily prescient in tracing where the lifeline goes as moves it through the path of verse-chorus-bridge-et al.
White Fence’s previous release, Cyclops Reap, demonstrated a process being executed at the top of its game (which, we know, is NOT a game). For the Recently Found Innocent surges forth with fresh set of elaborately crafted songs, harmony vocalizations and trippin’ guitar tones that strike the face and viscera with an equal (easy) blow. White Fence conjure a fantasy about reality, of the world as it is and should always be; their songs are alterna-hits played out in green sun, in blue air, on repeat, relentless, RIGHTEOUS in the privacy of front-parlor and yes, bedroom — White Fence, full-circle, from the cradle to the grave!
One listen to For the Recently Found Innocent and (y)our faith is still growing.
In the vapor trail of “How Does It Make You Feel” you can smell the burnt ozone of a seventies-full-orchestra-nebula-pop-odyssey, the flakes floating down and landing on you like snow and giving you the grave-chills…the ash of a masterpiece pop song. Once and Future Band: this incredibly accomplished cabal of total prog wizards has circled the earth, but then, these are the accomplished gentlemen of many former pursuits (the formidable Drunk Horse among them) and all of them comets themselves. The very mid 70s vibe at work here surpasses pastiche, and crests that lovely anachronistic conceptual peak: a fully realized and meticulously arranged psych record, meant to be listened to from top to bottom, with the lights down low and in a comfy chair perhaps, or while gazing out the window of your life pod. A Dark Side of the Moon feel, with shades of early Yes’s technicality, a dash of Steely Dan’s vocal prowess and effortless sheen, and some seriously outsized hooks that call to mind the mighty ELO, Le Orme and yes, even the unsinkable Queen powered on Brian May’s tape echo jet fuel and sequined power cells…this is a head record in the classic sense but we swear to The Dark One that you will be trapped and infected by the pop-parasite. That it is largely self-produced (with tracking/engineering on three of the songs by Phil Manley at El Studio) makes it all the more jaw dropping. We didn’t realize how much we needed Once and Future Band in our life, but now that they’re here we can’t get them out of our brains or off of our stereo. Making prog cool again, again, and then slightly more complicatedly, again.
MERCURY is the first in a seasonal series in tribute to our fellow solar satellites Mercury, Mars, Saturn, and Venus, benefiting organizations committed to popular planetary intelligence, energy management, communicative freedom, and love. In light of current crises, MERCURY addresses that age old problem of FIRE. MERCURY is available from Empty Cellar Records for a limited run of 50 post-consumer recycled cassette tapes with original artwork by E.G.H.B.C.P.F.I. & Jamie Barron (digital download included).
Now available for pre-sale.
Please find the track “Set the Woods on Fire” in advance. All proceeds from the sale of physical and digital merchandise benefit the following organizations in their commitment to the cessation of fossil fuel use, the protection of shared resources, and the preservation of physical and social health in hydrocarbon management:
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