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The Fresh & Onlys – “Sunglasses” (Stereogum Premiere)

San Francisco rockers the Fresh & Onlys are releasing an Early Years Anthology that works as a sort of counterpart to their 2008 self-titled debut. It will be out at the end of August via John Dwyer’s Castle Face Records. In honor of the collection, Dwyer, who is also a member of fellow San Francisco… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 28, 2015 - 2:26 pm

Photos: Woodsist Festival Pioneertown 2014

This past weekend brought the Pioneertown edition of the Woodsist Festival, now in its second year. The label delivered several bands to the Southern California desert location, including Foxygen, Cass McCombs, the Fresh And Onlys, Peaking Lights, and (of course) Woods. We sent photographer Jasper Bernbaum to capture the event, and you can take a… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 18, 2014 - 1:20 pm

The Fresh & Onlys – “Animal Of One” Video

Last week, prolific San Francisco garage rockers the Fresh & Onlys released House Of Spirits, their latest LP, and now they’ve shared a video for the woozy single “Animal Of One.” The video plays out as a sort of reverse-Purple Rose Of Cairo: A bunch of scuzzy rockers goes to see a Paris, Texas-looking movie… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 20, 2014 - 8:47 am

Stream The Fresh & Onlys House Of Spirits

San-Fran psych-rockers the Fresh & Onlys have accumulated an impressive discography over the past six years, and the upcoming House Of Spirits is another sterling entry in that catalog. The advance singles they’ve released so far have each represented a different side of the band: the shoegazey “Bells Of Paionia,” the twangy “Animal Of One,”… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 3, 2014 - 1:33 pm

The Fresh & Onlys – “Who Let the Devil”

After a break in 2013 so two members could work on solo albums, San Francisco rockers the Fresh & Onlys have come back this year with a string of singles that remind you how much they’ve been missed. Both “Bells Of Paonia” and “Animal Of One” were cast in a warm, pleasant fuzz, but the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 13, 2014 - 11:16 am

The Fresh & Onlys – “Animal Of One”

Bay Area garage-psych greats the Fresh & Onlys announced House Of Spirits with “Bells Of Paonia,” which Tom described as “is a lush and pretty fuzz-guitar drone with plenty of starry-eyed melody in there” — i.e. something we’ve never heard before from these guys. “Animal Of One,” the follow-up single unveiled today, is an entirely… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 9, 2014 - 12:55 pm

The Fresh & Onlys – “Bells Of Paonia”

The members of the great San Fransisco psych-rock band the Fresh & Onlys like to stay busy. The band didn’t release an album last year, but they did give us their Soothsayer EP, and at least two members of the group dropped solo albums. The band just announce plans to release House Of Spirits, their… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 5, 2014 - 1:08 pm

Ariel Pink @ Mexican Summer: Five Years Festival, Pioneer Works, Red Hook 10/11/13

When a label makes it to five years, it’s really something worth celebrating. Mexican Summer is a label that has not only had the drive and strength to make it that far, but (as we explored in depth last week) they’ve also developed a distinct and unique sound along the way. The anniversary was decadently… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 14, 2013 - 12:37 pm

Five Years In, Brooklyn Record Label Mexican Summer Deserves To Be Celebrated

This weekend, the Brooklyn-based record label Mexican Summer will celebrate five years in business with a two-day, indoor-outdoor festival featuring label artists, alumni, and friends at Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation in Red Hook. With a lineup that spans from living legends (Spiritualized, Ariel Pink) to underground mainstays (No Joy, the Fresh… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 11, 2013 - 10:21 am

Mexican Summer To Celebrate 5 Years With Fest, Book, LP

The Brooklyn-based label Mexican Summer will celebrate its five-year anniversary next month with a two-day festival at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, featuring some of their breakout artists including Ariel Pink, the Fresh And Onlys, and No Joy. In addition, the label will be releasing a limited-edition book showcasing previously unseen artwork and writing by… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / September 16, 2013 - 11:29 am

The Fresh & Onlys – “Soothsayer”

The endlessly prolific San Francisco band the Fresh & Onlys are a big part of the recent Bay Area psych-pop revivalist scene, but unlike so many of their peers, they display barely a trace of garage-rock raucousness in their songs. Instead, they’ve got a smoothed-out jangle that tends to turn their records into slow-burning growers. More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 14, 2013 - 1:05 pm

The Fresh & Onlys – “Presence Of Mind” Video

The excellent San Francisco psych-pop band the Fresh & Onlys will release their new album Long Slow Dance next week, and today they give us the video for their lilting, sneakily catchy single “Presence Of Mind.” In director Dawn Carol Garcia’s clip, a city bus’s time-travel function solves a lot of people’s problems. Watch it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 30, 2012 - 3:56 pm

Stream The Fresh & Onlys Long Slow Dance

We’ve already heard “Yes Or No” and “Presence Of Mind” from the Fresh & Onlys’ new one Long Slow Dance, and today the SF rockers hit the web with the whole LP. Stream it at the Hype Machine. It’s out 9/4 on Mexican Summer. Pre-order here. More »

By: Corban Goble / August 27, 2012 - 3:24 pm

The Fresh & Onlys – “Presence Of Mind”

Starry-eyed San Fransisco psych-chuggers the Fresh & Onlys will release their new album Long Slow Dance next month, and we’ve already heard first single “Yes Or No.” Like that song, the new “Presence Of Mind,” brings some of the smoothed-out depressive jangle of mid-’80s R.E.M. and Echo & The Bunnymen, and that is very much… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 7, 2012 - 2:49 pm

The Fresh & Onlys – “Yes Or No”

The endlessly productive Bay Area garage-psych band the Fresh & Onlys will release Long Slow Dance, their next album, in a few months. And today, they’ve unveiled the swoonily melodic lead single “Yes Or No.” The track, with its ’90s-style college-rock guitars, finds the band sounding smoother than usual, and I would not complain about… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 12, 2012 - 2:47 pm

Wymond Miles – “Don’t Ask This Of Me”

Earlier this morning, we posted a track from Secret Seven Records’ forthcoming In A Cloud II: New Sounds From San Francisco, a Ty Segall ripper called “Swag.” And now here’s another San Fransican’s contribution to that compilation, Wymond Miles’s (Fresh & Onlys) twangy ode “Don’t Ask This Of Me.” Stream it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 1, 2012 - 9:29 am

The Fresh & Onlys – “Do What I Came To Do”

Here’s the Fresh & Only’s contribution to the Mexican Summer/Software Records sampler compilation Stash Rituals, a rollicking rocker called “Do What I Came To Do.” It won’t appear on the band’s new album, a release we recently discussed with the Fresh & Only’s Shayde Sartin. Download it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / April 5, 2012 - 11:12 am

Magic Trick – “Torture”

Tim Cohen (Fresh & Onlys) will release his second LP as Magic Trick this summer, and recently he posted a track from that release, the vintage rock-hearkening “Torture.” Download it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / March 27, 2012 - 3:50 pm

Progress Report: The Fresh & Onlys

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Progress Report: San Francisco’s Fresh & Onlys have been recording a new album for a really long time and they still aren’t done.

The Fresh & Onlys have proven themselves to be one of San Francisco’s most interesting and reliably prolific bands. Since forming in 2008, the… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / March 15, 2012 - 12:06 pm

Wymond Miles – “Hidden Things Are Asking You To Find Them”

Wymond Miles is best-known as the guitarist for the easy-to-like San Francisco psych-rock band the Fresh & Onlys. But next month, Miles will branch out a bit, releasing the solo EP Earth Has Doors. Below, check out the sprawling track “Hidden Things Are Asking You To Find Them.”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 10, 2012 - 3:47 pm
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