Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Fresh & Onlys - The Fresh & Onlys (2009)

I actually acquired this album a few months ago, and I can't seem to recall from who or where. It is a pretty damned sweet example of psychedelic garage rock. I often see them floating around on the internet in association with Thee Oh Sees, Ganglians, and so on. Thus it was likely just a matter of time until I posted them. Personally, they remind me of The Gris Gris, despite not really listening to them for a bit. Their name is rather apt in my mind, at very least the "fresh" part, for it seems they're trying to remake the style of 60s psych bands but without coming off hackneyed. One thing that makes them stand out in my mind is how much more toned down they sound after listening to all the garage punk I have been playing on rotation. It is still lo-fi but way smoother, yet no less enjoyable because of it. Plus, liberal use of the harmonica has never rubbed me wrongly yet.

To be had here:
The Fresh & Onlys - The Fresh & Onlys [256 VBR kbps]


  1. zip appears corrupt... waah

  2. I've fixed the file, so hopefully that will stop happening. I have had 3 or 4 file do this lately and re-uploading is becoming a minor hassle.

  3. peacock & wing remains one of their best songs. it's funny because as much as i loved that one song i thought the remainder of the cd just didn't match up, that there was just too much going on and that had the whole thing been edited down it would have the best thing ever. over time the songs have branded themselves in my brain to the point of not really knowing any longer how i could have been iffy on this one at all. all those things that i once thought made the cd come up short, have actually elevated it to become a classic.

  4. thanks for the fix!