WHITE FENCE: “To The Boy I Jumped In The Hemlock Alley”
PAWS: “Sore Tummy”
Seaport Music Festival has just announced that White Fence will headline Pier 17 @ South Street Seaport this Friday (June 14). The show is free and open to the public.
Also on the bill is Scottish garage-rock band PAWS. The show starts promptly at 7pm. Event details can be found here.
White Fence + PAWS
Friday June 14 @ Seaport Music Festival (Pier 17)
89 Fulton Street – New York, NY
FREE SHOW Doors 6pm, Show 7pm
“I have cyclops vision now. But I’m not a giant. I changed my name and body only, and stabbed my social nous in the right ear. I still read fear but there are no police this year. I can repeat the same dream. I can let birds talk to me. I’m in jail. I have love and a whistle. I lay where the lotus lay and then spring the frozen flowers on any giving day. I apologize to those put in the trees, but I was gathering the Cyclops reap.
In the span of 4 1/2 years. I’ve lived in two different apartments and have used three different rooms during this time. All in Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA, only a couple miles from one another. After the death of my father in 2008 I started writing and recording non-stop in these rooms. I can’t say it was directly because of that trauma, but I think deep down it might have much to do about it. This record was initially going to be a collection of the many songs trapped between the 4 White Fence LP’s. As i was putting that together, there were more coming. a better crop. i couldn’t stop. So, instead of a retrospective i said “Fuck It”. might as well use the most current songs of the bunch. For the exception of “Make Them Dinner At Our Shoes” which is from 2009.”
– Tim Presley
06/13 Brooklyn, NY- Brooklyn Bowl- Panache Northside Festival Showcase *
06/14 New York, NY – South Street Seaport
06/14 Brooklyn, NY- Knitting Factory- Northside Festival
06/21 San Francisco, CA- The Fillmore ^
06/22 Pomona, CA – The Glass House ^
07/30 Las Vegas, NV- The Bunkhouse +
07/31 Reno, NV- Holland Project +
08/02 Happy Valley, OR- Pickathon Festival
08/03 Happy Valley, OR- Pickathon Festival
08/04 Seattle, WA- Neumo’s +
08/05 Vancouver, WA- Biltmore Cabaret +
08/07 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw +
08/08 Santa Cruz, CA – Don Quixote’s Music Hall +
08/10 Los Angeles, CA- The Troubadour +
08/11 San Diego, CA- Casbah +
09/22 Big Sur, CA- Woodsist Fest at Henry Miller Library
09/28 Pioneertown, CA – Woodsist Fest at Pappy and Harriet’s
* = w/ Mac DeMarco
^ = w/ Father John Misty
+ = w/ Jessica Pratt
PAWS bash out infectious, lo-fi, garage pop-rock that can quickly shift from cute melancholia to an unnerving territorial roar. On top of the pulsating fuzzy noise the three-piece produce, sit dreamy melodies that bare the bones of their author. Lyrical topics slide between sarcastic self-analysis and, onto more so than often, brutal home truths. Phil, the band’s resident lyricist sums the album’s themes;
“All of the lyrics are pretty much a documentation of the past 2 years. A lot of crazy things have happened in our lives – some good, some horrific. I’d like to say that there is a strong feeling of positivity and hope running throughout this record, light piercing through some distinctly dark times. We’re playing in this band to keep going and stay alive.”
PAWS rose out of the demise of a living room recording project, that after losing a member, was renamed and redirected into a raw nerve of DIY punk/garage that’s vibrant yet familiar and built on the traditions of English pop from Buzzcocks to Yuck. The band has spent its tenure opening for the likes of No Age, Wavves, Happy Birthday, The Babies, Harlem, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti and Black Lips and that DIY spirit pops up in the fact that they’ve done so in spaces as diverse as bathrooms, skate parks and a particularly difficult show on the top of a double-decker bus.
True to its name, Cokefloat! is, as the band puts it, “like a sugar high…with the sugar comedown.” Recorded with Rory Attwell (of Test Icicles) at Lightship95, a floating recording studio located on a boat moored at Trinity Buoy Warf in East London, the album has managed to capture the punch of the band’s live shows. Listeners can practically hear the energy vibrate out of the speakers and feel the band’s smiles radiate through the ruckus with their stories about love, insecurities, self-alienation and paranoia. Wrapped in artwork designed by comic artist and friend of the band Jessica Penfold, the album is the perfect audio allegory for its namesake. Slurp it up. Feel the buzz.
06/13 Boston, MA – The Sinclair %
06/14 New York, NY – South Street Seaport
06/16 Washington, DC – DC 9
# = w/ Eternal Summers
$ = w/ We Were Promised Jetpacks
% = w/ Fucked Up