Three long years of anticipation have preceded San Francisco's psych-blasted, starry-eyed weirdos The Fresh & Onlys' return with Wolf Lie Down, their 6th LP and debut for Sinderlyn Records. Building on the band's literate guitar-pop arcana and seamlessly incorporating their pastoral desert-noir sensibility, Wolf Lies Down finds the band equally at home with anthemic garage rock burners and the brooding western twang. This new chapter in the elusive world of The Fresh & Onlys is a triumphant return to form as underground jangle titans.
The Fresh & Onlys have had an unusually prolific past couple of years. On the heels of their critically acclaimed album Play It Strange, the band returns with a bold creative leap forward on their new EP Secret Walls. The cavernous opening sounds of Secret Walls reveal the strong threads of hazy post-punk melancholy that have been woven throughout the band’s catalog and have now fully matured. It is the next logical step for the F&O's and their moody and jangly guitar pop.
Last year’s Play It Strange was received with wide acclaim from an enormous amount of press outlets including Spin Magazine. It was also #29 on Pitchfork’s top 50 albums of the year. The Fresh & Onlys toured with Deerhunter and Clinic, and performed at the Matt Groening curated ATP in Minehead England. Heralded as “one of rock’s hardest working bands,” they head out on tour this Spring, playing a handful of shows at SXSW and then embarking on a North American tour in April, and a full European tour in May, culminating with a performance at the Primavera Festival in Barcelona.