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After three long years of anticipation, San Francisco’s psych-blasted, starry-eyed weirdos The Fresh & Onlys return with the announcement of new album, Wolf Lie Down, out Friday 25th August viaSinderlyn / Remote Control Records. The opening title track is a searing return to form with chugging full speed rhythms, snotty Wipers wall-of-sound guitar gristle, and the unmistakable midnight croon of singer Tim Cohen. Stereogum debuted ‘Wolf Lie Down‘ calling it “a righteous summer song“.
While Cohen and guitarist/producer Wymond Miles are not the new kids on the scene, Wolf Lie Downstrips back the layered feel of the last few records to reveal themselves full of passion, imbued with an uplifting romanticism, and their trademark (if often overlooked) wry sense of humour. Recorded mostly atMiles‘ home studio, the songs’ foundation came to life in the studios of Bay Area analog garage / psych veterans Kelley Stoltz (Electric Duck) and Greg Ashley (Creamery).
Wolf Lie Down builds on the band’s literate guitar-pop arcana, seamlessly incorporating their pastoral desert-noir sensibility into Cohen and Miles‘ duelling damaged art-punk song craft. While the record is driven and performed predominately by the duo of Miles and Cohen, former members Shayde Sartinand Kyle Gibson lay down their classic rhythmic chug on a few tunes. They also enlisted original drummer James Kim, as well as touring companion James Barone (Beach House) on drums and some mixing duties.
This new chapter in the elusive world of The Fresh & Onlys is a triumphant return to form as underground jangle titans. Wolf Lie Down also wears the haunted pastoral vividness of their most recent work. Perhaps ironically, their latest LP in a vast canon of work may be the best introduction to this unapologetic multi-faceted rock ‘n’ roll band.
The Fresh & Onlys ‘Wolf Lie Down’ (Official Audio)
Stream / Purchase: https://RemoteControl.lnk.to/WolfLieDown
The Fresh & Onlys
Wolf Lie Down
1 – Wolf Lie Down
2 – One Of A Kind
3 – Qualm Of Innocence
4 – Walking Blues
5 – Dancing Chair
6 – Impossible Man
7 – Becomings
8 – Black Widow
The Fresh & Onlys – Wolf Lie Downis out
Friday 25th August via Sinderlyn / Remote Control