This well-matched pair of Bay Area lo-fi acts tore up a packed Mercury Lounge in NYC earlier this month and wraps things up with this weekend’s hometown Budget Rock 8. Nuggets-inspired garage-pop is not in short supply this year, but Thee Oh Sees’ Dog Poison (Captured Tracks) and Help (In the Red), along with Fresh & Onlys’ Grey-Eyed Girls (Woodsist), are where to look for the most buoyant hooks, deserved buzz. Check out Andrew Youssef’s spread from last night’s Echo show (Dan Melchoir opened, kids crowd-surfed during headliners TOS) and a couple of MP3s after the jump.
The Fresh & Onlys – “Dude’s Got A Tender Heart” (MP3)
Thee Oh Sees – “I Was Denied” (MP3, from the forthcoming Warm Slime)
You can download that Oh Sees’ Merc set at NYC Taper.