San Francisco's The Fresh & Onlys are back, readying their new album House of Spirits to haunt our homes next month. Sending out rhythmic bass tremors with the first single “Who Let the Devil”, gnostic vocals echo throughout, letting us know what The F&O team have been up to since they released Long Slow Dance in 2012.
The past few years have given us solo work from Wymond Miles with the excellent Under the Pale Moon and Earth Has Doors. While Shayde Sartin and Kyle Gibson held it down in the Bay, Tim Cohen swirled around projects with Magic Trick, Window Twins and his stewardship of Cool Ghouls, even moving to Arizona to focus on being a father until he recently made a return to SF. From all this, The Fresh & Onlys reemerge to send their nurturing fictitious narratives into the meta-spaces of our minds.
Using the accumulation of their recent experiences, The Fresh & Onlys depict haunted houses as a natural habitation—an abode for the spirits, benign and malicious. On “Who Let the Devil”, supernatural forces take to the secular realm like helium inside an animal-shaped balloon, as evinced in the howling lyrical cry “who let the devil walk into my house, when I was born dying.” The Beetlejuice-like haunting plays between the interaction of the house's dupicitious owners of differing forms and their corresponding influences. Stream the metaphysical inquiry below.
Look for The Fresh & Onlys' new album House of Spirits comes out June 10 via Mexican Summer.
Catch The Fresh & Onlys on the following North American tour dates:
18 Calgary, AB – Royal Canadian Legion #1 (Sled Island Music Festival)
19 Calgary, AB – The Golden Age Club (Sled Island Music Festival)
05 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
06 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
10 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
11 Vancouver, BC, Canada – Electric Owl
12 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
15 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
16 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
17 Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch
18 Toronto, ON – Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
19 Montreal, QC – La Vitrola
21 Allston, MA – Great Scott
22 Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
23 Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands
24 Washington, DC – DC9
25 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
Sat. July 26 – Atlanta, GA at 529
Tue. July 29 – Kansas City, MO at Czar Bar
Thu. July 31 – Denver, CO at Hi Dive