THE FRESH & ONLYS
UK TOUR STARTS NEXT WEEK
STREAM THE ENTIRE ‘LONG SLOW DANCE’ ALBUM
LABEL: SOUTERRAIN TRANSMISSIONS
Following on from the success of their beautiful & woozily psychedelic fourth album ‘Long Slow Dance’ last September, San Francisco’s The Fresh & Onlys prepare to set off across the UK to play an array of live dates for you lovely people.
The quartet—Tim Cohen, Shayde Sartin, Wymond Miles, and Kyle Gibson— got started in 2008 and look exactly like a biker gang composed of record store employees who could stomp your ass while shouting Kobaïan (that language ‘70s French prog band Magma made up) at you, if they felt like it. So, it’s cool if you feel a bit unnerved when first meeting these four shaggy San Franciscans, even if that meeting only occurs via their songs.
The Fresh & Onlys are so comfortable with mixing and matching seemingly disparate genre elements at this point that, as a listener, it’s easy to feel like a mouse batted about in a corner by a housecat. It is tasteful, of course, and it does this at the service of forceful songs—frequently witty and often lovely songs.
PRAISE for THE FRESH & ONLYS:
"Long Slow Dance emerges as a woozy, sunbleached triumph" - The Fly
"Infectiously delightful: you’re going to need jumbo-sized beach towel to wipe that grin off your face" - The Line of Best Fit
"A record for blissfully happy nights" - Pitchfork