Listen and Download: New track from The Fresh & Onlys - ‘Presence of Mind’

Listen and Download: New track from The Fresh & Onlys - ‘Presence of Mind’

Single out Aug 27th, album ‘Long Slow Dance’ out Sept 3rd on Souterrain Transmissions

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Last Edited by: Ffion Davies August 8th, 2012.

The supremely talented San Franciscan four The Fresh & Onlys have uploaded the second preview from their forthcoming album Long Slow Dance, which is out Sept 3rd on Souterrain Transmissions.

This new beautiful woozy summer anthem ‘Presence of Mind’ is released as a single on August 27th, also through Souterrain Transmissions.

With previous releases for labels such as In The Red, Woodsist, Castle Face, Captured Tracks and Sacred Bones under their belt, The Fresh & Onlys have already carved a name for themselves. Now they return with their fourth LP, the big, sprawling and woozily psychedelic ‘Long Slow Dance’ (or ‘L.S.D.’).

LISTEN | DOWNLOAD // 'Presence of Mind'

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.

There’s something very bad-ass about their music; it’s entirely assured and brazenly unique. You are free to think of them as part of a vibrant Bay Area scene (because they are) or try to link them to the nu-garage movement of several years ago (which is a stretch).

Whichever contextual lens you use, it hardly matters. The band is 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. That’s the real reason it’s difficult to stop playing this album once you start.

So there you have it—The Fresh and Onlys, back to mess with your head and have you say “Thank you.”

Tour details to follow soon.

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