New Fresh & Onlys – “Dude’s Got A Tender Heart” (Stereogum Premiere)

Despite the colorful palm trees on the cover, San Francisco lo-fi psych-garage crew the Fresh & Onlys’ Grey-Eyed Girls is proving to be a great soundtrack for the shift from summer to fall. After seeing the quintet — who reference the Buzzcocks, Mekons, and Country Joe & the Fish as influences — at Todd P’s Woodsist-curated SXSW ’09 event I described them as “an autumnal Sticks & Stones.” Now that it’s actually colder out, it’s good to see an off-the-cuff remark made in 90-something degree weather sticks. You definitely got a sense of the chill via “Invisible Forces.” It continues in the icily lilting, totally vintage “Dude’s Got A Tender Heart.”

The Fresh & Onlys – “Dude’s Got A Tender Heart” (MP3)

Grey-Eyed Girls is out via Woodsist. They recently did shows with Steve Malkmus. Starting today you can catch them with other folks.

09/21 – Provo, UT @ House Show #
09/22 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge #
09/23 – Lawrence, KS @ Jack Pot Saloon #
09/24 – Memphis, TN @ Goner Fest #
09/26 – Bloomington, IN @ Uncle Fester’s #
09/27 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas #
09/29 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Brass Rail #
09/30 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick #
10/01 – Toronto, ON @ Wrong Bar #
10/02 – Ottawa, ON @ Babylon #
10/03 – Montreal, QC @ Pop Montreal #%
10/05 – Providence, RI @ The Dark Lady #
10/06 – Allston, MA @ Great Scotts #
10/07 – Middletown, CT @ Wesleyan #
10/08 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge #
10/09 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House #%
10/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st St. $
10/11 – Chicago, IL @ Hideout $
10/12 – Omaha, NE @ Brothers $
10/13 – Denver, CO @ Bender’s $
10/17 – Portland, OR @ Scion/Vice Event
10/18 – Seattle, WA @ Funhouse &
10/20 – Oakland, CA @ Stork Club &
10/21 – San Diego, CA @ Bar Pink Elephant &#
10/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echo &#
10/24 – Merced, CA @ The Partisan &
10/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill [Budget Rock]

# w/ The Oh Sees
% w/ Golden Triangle
$ w/ Box Elders
& w/ Dan Melchoir