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Hear White Fence’s Ramshackle Psych-Pop Jangler ‘Fragility’

'Cyclops Reap' arrives on April 9 via Castle Face Records

picture-18576-1373300776Marc Hogan // March 22, 2013

A recurring theme of interviews with Trevor Powers, the Idaho-based songwriter whose Youth Lagoon recently released the excellent new Wondrous Bughouse, was that he doesn’t actually record in his bedroom. But Tim Presley does. White Fence’s main man recently told SPIN’s Colin Joyce he recorded all of forthcoming album Cyclops Reap, due out on April 9 via Castle Face Records, in his room on a four-track recorder. “Pink Gorilla,” the first single from the album, uses that medium to the utmost for a psych-rock freakout as striking as its title. Now comes the B-side, “Fragility,” a lower-key, Waterloo-sunsetting number that’s wispy enough for its title, albeit with some deliciously offbeat lyrics. If this trend of apt naming continues, Lord help us all when the full Cyclops Reap arrives.