Published on July 26th, 2012 | by Scott Francis0
Ty Segall & White Fence: Hair:: Review
Ever wonder what happens when you get a couple of prolific retro garage-punk gurus together? Ty Segall (The Traditional Fools, Epsilons, Party Fowl, The Perverts, and Ty Segall Band) and Tim Presley (The Nerve Agents, The Strange Boys), who performs under the name White Fence, have put together a pretty darn good record called Hair. The whole thing sounds like it was made over beers in the basement—and I mean that in a good way. Segall and Presley seem to meld a wide range of influences in a seemingly effortless way to create a sort of time machine of an album. There’s plenty of 60’s sounding garage rock here such as the appropriately named “Easy Rider” and the jangly guitar jam “Black Glove/Rag.” At other times I hear a hint of 50’s influence such as in the piano laden Cramps-ish “Crybaby,” which I think may be my favorite track.