W-X is the new solo project of Tim Presley, the mastermind behind White Fence and one-half of Drinks. His newest song under that alias, "Brazilian Worm Band," is textured by a variety of sounds, ranging from the beeps of a factory machine to the quirky instruments of bossa nova band. Everything feels improvisational—chaotic almost. But there is also a strange order to the madness.
Experimental and decidedly krautrock-influenced, W-X is a drastic shift from Tim Presley’s other work. Over email, the songwriter provided an impressionistic backstory to explain how "Brazilian Worm Band" came into existence. "I met four earthworms at a diner," he told FADER. "I took them home and plopped one on a bass, one on my 4-track, one on the computer, and the other worm played the flute. I was just the dancer. After, I gave them all a kiss and plopped them back into the earth, they had just moved from Brazil.” W-X's self-titled debut is out in November via Castle Face, the California-based label run by Thee Oh See's John Dwyer.