The sophomore album from Seattle singer/songwriter Christopher Mansfield, aka Fences, Lesser Oceans is a rootsy, melodic, and earnest album that straddles the line
between moody indie rock, hip-hop, and folk. The album also follows Fences’ 2010 self-titled debut. Along with musical backing from longtime Fences member guitarist/ keyboardist Benjamin Greenspan, Lesser Oceans features production from a handful of collaborators including Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Of Monsters and Men) and Chris Walla (the Decemberists, Death Cab for Cutie). Included on Lesser Oceans is the single “Arrows,” featuring guest appearances from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.