Monday, May 18, 2009

The Fresh & Onlys

San Francisco's Fresh & Onlys make jangly garage-psych-pop recommended for anyone who is into the familiar Bay-area garage sounds of Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall. In fact, all three of them share the Castle Face record label. The Fresh & Onlys played a few gigs in Austin during SXSW '09 and performed at San Fran's Noise Pop Festival before that, who described the band like so:
"With their hallucinogenic brand of garage rock and eerie backing female vocals, The Fresh and Only's are reminiscent of San Francisco's earlier Haight & Ashbury ancestors. Their music takes it easy and lets the rock-out take a backdrop to their swooning, heavy- set garage rock vocals, simple but strong chord progressions, all coated in droplets of keyboards and undemanding drums."
These guys backed up Rodriguez on his recent West Coast tour, so it's not surprising that I would come across their self-titled debut album and enjoy it from the start. You can read a review of the album at Dusted Magazine, check out an interview at Sound Bites, hear more tunes at myspace, and get your hands on an album through their official website or at Insound.