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The Fresh & Onlys share new single ‘Animal of One’. The news follows the recent announcement of their fifth album House Of Spirits, which follows up from 2012’s Long Slow Dance. House Of Spirits is released June 9th on Mexican Summer.
The band will be appearing at this year’s Austin Psych Fest. Expect UK live dates to be announced soon.
STREAM: ‘ANIMAL OF ONE’:
ABOUT HOUSE OF SPIRITS:
“We make albums to be heard as albums,” says Tim Cohen. “We always toil over the sequencing and slight pauses.” House Of Spirits, The Fresh & Onlys’ fifth album since 2008, testifies to their rigorous full-length approach. Their most adventurous outing yet, it was written partly during Tim’s stay at an isolated horse ranch in Arizona with only a guitar, Korg keyboard and drum machine.
ABOUT THE FRESH & ONLYS:
Originally formed by Cohen, bassist Shayde Sartin and guitarist Wymond Miles, who met through their mutual employer Amoeba Music, The Fresh & Onlys soon recruited drummer Kyle Gibson. Their self-titled debut appeared in 2008 at the fulcrum of a flourishing San Francisco music scene on Thee Oh Sees’ leader John Dwyer’s then-fledgling Castle Face imprint.
With tunefulness equally indebted to pastoral psychedelia, punchy new wave and hyper-literate proponents of lofty 80s pop, The Fresh & Onlys swiftly moved through the ranks of venerable indie rock labels. Follow-up albums and a voluble slew of EPs on Woodsist, In The Red and Captured Tracks earned the group high critical praise, including a flattering New York Times feature.
In 2012, The Fresh & Onlys’ fourth album, Long Slow Dance, appeared on Mexican Summer. A meditation on the complexities of love with Cohen’s signature insertion of severe imagery into poignant song craft, it also solidified The Fresh & Onlys’ adoption of lush analog production. They continued to work with Phil Manley (Trans Am) at Lucky Cat Studios in San Francisco for the Soothsayer 12” EP.
THE FRESH & ONLYS ARE: Tim Cohen (vocals), Shayde Sartin (bass guitar), Wymond Miles (guitarist) and Kyle Gibson (drums).