THE FRESH & ONLYS
THE FRESH & ONLYS
HT010/2009

INSOUND / iTUNES / EMUSIC
BUY LP/CD THROUGH CASTLE FACE RECORDS

The Fresh & Onlys began in the spring of 2008 as a recording collaboration between Tim Cohen and Shayde Sartin that has quickly led to a fountain of amp-crackled, hook-infested treasures. Brimming with hooks and lyrical rewards, these songs are like those water stained 45's you found at a yard sale for a quarter apiece. You took them home, cleaned them up and within days, they had a monopoly on your speakers. You're not sure if these lo-fi hits were recorded on a four-track or an eight-track with four working tracks, but it definitely made you poke around for the one you had in storage.

For those who haven't followed the costume changes of Cohen and Sartain over the years, these two Amoeba Records employees have mined their many influences in a wide number of bands including The Skygreen Leopards, Black Fiction, Kelley Stoltz, Window Twins and Three Leafs. No doubt this is one element that sets The Fresh & Onlys high above the rest of the garage rock rennaisance: songs that could be recorded in many different genres and still hook you as addictive pop gems that walk a perfect line between foreign and familiar.

Over the last two years the band has pulled four more members into the fold and released a handful of excellent cassettes and 7"'s, (most notably on Kelley Stoltz's 'Chuffed' label) but this self-titled record is their first official full-length. 'The Fresh & Onlys' was released on vinyl & cd by John Dwyer's Castle Face Records and is now available digitally from Howells Transmitter. A Woodsist release is due this summer, followed by a Fresh & Onlys national tour.

 

TRACK LISTING


1. Feelings In My Heart
2. Fog Machine
3. Endless Love
4. I Saw Him
5. Imaginary Friends
6. Peacock & Wing
7. Nuclear Disaster
8. Only One I Want
9. Shattered Moon
10. On The Verge
11. Let's Hang
12. The Mind Is Happy
13. Love & Kindness
14. Arm's Advice

 

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"Psychedelia can turn scary in the right hands. "
-DUSTED MAGAZINE


"Tuneful, demented pop" -EAST BAY EXPRESS

"Haunting, crossing borders between folk, garage, and
slanted pop" -SF WEEKLY
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