Lesser Oceans by Fences on Apple Music

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Produced in part by Death Cab for Cutie’s Chris Walla, Lesser Oceans often demonstrates signs of being influenced by Death Cab and The Postal Service in its more reflective moments. Fences leader Christopher Mansfield clearly picked Walla to help him occupy that territory, yet two of the album’s best-known tracks—“Arrows,” with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and “Sunburns”—deviate from that general timbre and style. This is partly the result of inviting Lewis and Jacquire King (Of Monsters and Men) to apply their production talents, and partly because Mansfield is just that kind of adventurous songwriter. Fences’ second album is meant to expand their range

EDITORS’ NOTES

Produced in part by Death Cab for Cutie’s Chris Walla, Lesser Oceans often demonstrates signs of being influenced by Death Cab and The Postal Service in its more reflective moments. Fences leader Christopher Mansfield clearly picked Walla to help him occupy that territory, yet two of the album’s best-known tracks—“Arrows,” with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and “Sunburns”—deviate from that general timbre and style. This is partly the result of inviting Lewis and Jacquire King (Of Monsters and Men) to apply their production talents, and partly because Mansfield is just that kind of adventurous songwriter. Fences’ second album is meant to expand their range

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About Fences

Fences is the nom de plume of Chris Mansfield, a Berklee graduate with a penchant for casual pop songs and downcast lyrics. Taking his stage name from an August Wilson play, Mansfield moved to the Pacific Northwest after college and began making a name for himself in Seattle. His bittersweet music eventually caught the ear of Sara Quin, one half of the Canadian duo Tegan and Sara, and Mansfield soon found himself at Quin’s studio in Vancouver, where he spent ten days recording his full-length debut, Fences. In 2014, Mansfield delivered Fences' sophomore album, Lesser Oceans, which included the single "Arrows," featuring Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. ~ Andrew Leahey

  • ORIGIN
    Seattle, WA
  • FORMED
    2009

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