Everyone with any degree of hearing loss knows that the loose and shaggy beast of a band balancing on the crest of their capabilities is the ideal—the firefly that all records aspire to capture for the listener’s repetitive pleasures. The live record promises better, but still most fall flatter than the painstakingly refined and honed tones of a studio creation. Who better to right this wrong than a bunch of home-friers, 4-track freaks and DIY gear-cookers? The first in a series of live albums from the Castle Face stable presents TIM PRESLEY and company tearing it up over two nights in March 2013 at San Francisco’s Amnesia club, throwing a fork in the light socket with their blistering live set. Captured in all their ragged glory straight to Tascam 388 by engineers CHRIS WOODHOUSE, ERIC BAUER, BOB MARSHALL and JOHN DWYER, these thirteen songs show a different side of the band than their studio output. WHITE FENCE was screaming out of the speakers that night and Castle Face has it safe in a jar for you, undiluted and unsullied. LP includes a download.