((The Fresh & Onlys)) Band Profile and Upcoming New York City Concerts - Oh My Rockness

San Francisco's The Fresh & Onlys are yet another really good garage-pop band from the Bay Area, riding the recent wave that includes Girls, Ty Segall, Weekend, and Thee Oh Sees to name but a few.

The four guys play nice guitar jingle-jangle that comes at you with a little twist of reverb darkness and a dab of... Spaghetti Western twang? Yep, all sorts of weird stuff going on here. But I'm not done yet, because sometimes this pop morphs into something extremely sunny, and sometimes the band just hunkers down and goes all psych-y.

So what's going on? Who knows. It's kind of hard to pin this sound down, because a band like this apparently grabs their influences from all over the place. But whatever they choose to sound like, they always choose to make it go POP. And we always support the pop.

I definitely hear a bit of The Dodos, so if you like them (or any of those SF bands I just mentioned) you'll probably be into The Fresh & Onlys. People are calling their record Play It Strange one of the best records of 2010, too. Records rule. So do people.
Published November 18, 2010
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